As always, the teachers of Tziporim 1 keep their students busy at the beginning of the year…. Learning about the various Jewish high holidays and other things. The first project they did was a people in my house collage so the kids could get to know each other better. For Rosh Hashanah, they made greeting cards and placemats, and printed red apples onto a tree using corks. The kids also did a Jonah and the Whale project that they loved!
For Sukkot, the class decorated different various paper fruits such as, grapes, pineapples, and strawberries. We then used these fruits to decorate the inside of the Sukkah, where the children enjoyed their snacks frequently the week it was up.
Finally, for Simchat Torah, the kids glued newspaper strips with Hebrew letters in a Torah shape.
The teachers of Tziporim 1 incorporated the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, into their math and music curriculum. The students had to count and sort all the various apples by color. Then for movement and color recognition, the kids danced around with hula hoops and when the music stopped they had to pick up the nearest apple and identify what color it was.
Some books the Tziporim 1 class has enjoyed, include: “All of Me” by Molly Bland, “I Like Me” by Nancy Carlson, “Hands are Not for Hitting” by Martin Agassi, “Apples and Honey”, by Joan Holeb, “Who Will Help” by Rozanne Williams, “Its Rosh Hashanah” by Ellie Gellman, “Jonah and the Very Big Fish” by Sunny Griffin, “Let’s Build a Sukkah” by Madeline Wikler, and “Tamara’s Sukkah” by Ellie Gellman.
The children also learned a lot of Hebrew words! They learned the following:
Shana Tova – Happy New Year
Shofar – Musical Instrument made from a ram’s horn
Sukkah – a hut for the harvest holiday of Sukkot
Mishpacha – family
Imma – Mother
Abba – Father
Chaverim – Friends
Here are some photos for you to enjoy: