Silverman’s Pre-K classes have been busy this fall learning about the Jewish holidays and doing various art projects to accompany them. The class made a class sized apple, created bees out of popsicle sticks, made some Jonah and the Whale art, a Sukkot friendship tree, and stick Simchat Torah flags. The children have also been learning their letters and sounds. For the letter D, the kids made Lego art for Denmark where Lego’s originated from, the letter E was the country of Egypt, letter F was for France and Monet art, and finally G was for Greece and the children made olive tree art.
Mastering fine motor skills is an imperative part of Pre-k skills. The children have been working hard on mastering the correct way to grip a pencil and using scissors to cut a straight line.
Every morning when they arrive, the children also have been working on recognizing their first and last names, writing their first name, and also recognizing the letter of the week.
Pre-K has spent the last few weeks reading, “Jonah and the Whale”, “Sammy Spider’s First Rosh Hashanah”, “Apples, Apples, Apples”, and “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss.
Finally, the kids in Pre-K got to practice blowing the Shofar with Rabbi, eating in the Sukkah, and going into the synagogue and looking and learning about the Torah.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy: