In the month of March, Tziporim learned about Passover. In April, the focus was talking about spring and learning about Israel’s birthday, Yom Ha’atzma’ut.
With all the busy activities, learning about holidays and the springtime, we had a lot of fun doing so many different projects! For the celebration of Passover, we made Passover placemats, painted paper matzah with brown paint and a fork, decorated seder plates with stickers, a Baby Moses photo collage, and decorated a castle with colorful tissue paper. For the celebration of Israel’s birthday, we made an Israeli flag and painted a foam star of David using blue paint. Our art projects for spring were making a colorful caterpillar out of stickers, a bird in the nest, and butterflies using coffee filters.
Because of Passover and Yom Ha’atzma’ut, we learned some Hebrew words this month too! Those words were: Seder (Passover feast), Matzah (a big cracker), Haggadah (a book where the story of Passover is written), and Afikomen (the piece of Matzah we look for at the end of the Seder).
Books always help us learn about the things we talk about in class. In March/April we read a lot of Passover books so we could have a better understanding of the holiday. Tziporim class enjoyed, “What is Passover”, by Harriet Ziefert, “Let’s Have a Seder”, by Madeline Wickler, and “My First Seder”, by J. Groner and M. Wickler. We also read some books that talk about springtime things, such as “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, by Eric Carle and “Spring”, by Colin McNaughton.
Music is also a fun way to explore the things we are learning about. Silverman had it’s annual Passover sing a long and this year, the Tziporim class sang, “Songs of the Hebrew Slaves and Frogs”. A fun song about spring we learned was “Listen to the Sounds of the Birds: Robin and Black Birds”.
Here are some photos from the last few weeks: