The Tziporim class has been very busy since school started. Our main focus these last few weeks has been for the kids to get to know one another, the teachers, and the classroom. To help do this, the kids learned two specials songs; one to greet each other in the morning, and one to say good by in the afternoon. With that said, we have also spent some time talking about people and their feelings…being able to say “I’m sorry” is important if you have done something to make someone sad.
The Jewish holidays have kept us very busy during the month of September. We spent a great deal of time talking about Rosh Hashanah. The children made “Shana Tova” cards using stickers, and brought them home to their families. They also painted red apples onto trees using corks, painted a pink shofar, and painted yellow honey jars. The children also made red apples by painting small paper pates with red paint and putting them into a big basket. The class learned about all things Rosh Hashanah…. the shofar, apples, honey, and round challah. We got to taste various apples and sort them by color and listen to the sound of the shofar.
The children learned some Hebrew words for Rosh Hashanah…
- Shana Tova- Happy New Year
- Shofar – musical instrument made from a ram’s horn
- Tapuchim – Apples
The Tziporim class calso read some books that discussed the New Year and transitioning from being away from home. “Who’s Going to Take Care of Me” by Michelle Magorian, “Apples and Honey” by Jonny Zucker and Jan B. Cohen, and “It’s Rosh Hashanah” by Ellie Gellman. It has been a fun month and we are looking forward to fall!
Please enjoy these photos from September…