It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks. We have been so happy with all the time we have been able to spend together between the holidays. During our time together we have been learning the classroom routine, how to choose our own activities, and how to be a great friend.
We have been talking about Yom Kippur; telling the story of Jonah and the Whale, making our own whales with Jonah in the belly, throwing paper into water for Tashlich, and having coins waved over our heads for Kaparot. We talked a bit about wanting to be better listeners and friends as we start this new year. We also enjoyed listening to Sammy Spider’s First Yom Kippur many times.
This week we also found out that many of the children are happy puzzlers. They spent a lot of time manipulating their 12 pieces to connect them together and delighted when they successfully put their pieces in order. For practical life the most popular activity was definitely the introduction of water pouring. The children were very excited to pour water back and forth in little pitchers and were equally excited to clean up their spills with little sponges then squeeze the water back into the pitcher.
Outside time still continues to be a thrilling time for all the children and they squeal with delight over going for rides in the swings or sliding down the slides. They are working hard to pedal bikes around the yard and hang “upside down” from the spider web as well.
We are so excited to learn more about Sukkot next week.