Silverman’s young 3 year old (Gesher) class was busy this December learning about Chanukah and winter. The Gesher class took time to talk about things that they see and use when its cold. All the children did a really good job recognizing clothes people use when it gets colder (i.e. sweaters, gloves, and boots). The children also learned about and celebrated Chanukah. We spent time talking about dreidels, menorahs, and how we light candles every night of Chanukah. As a class, we read, “It’s Hanukkah” by Jeanne Modesitt and “Fun With Jewish Holiday Rhymes” by Sylvia Ross.
This month, the Gesher class practiced fine motor skills using various stamps, working with stickers, and doing some finger painting.
The children of Gesher were also busy doing many different art projects in December. The Chanukah and Winter themes carried over into the various art projects that were done. The children painted cereamic blocks with acrylic paint to make colorful menorahs. They also made dreidel stamps and painted and decorated Jewish starts to hang all over the classroom. To go along with the winter theme, the class painted ice skates and painted trees with their fingers to represent snow.
Here are some photos from December: