Big Jet Airplane, Big Jet Airplane
in the sky, in the sky,
I can see you soaring, I can see you soaring
way up high, way up high.
Efraim: Boker Tov.
Morah Katie: What does bevakasha mean?
Morah Katie: How can we say thank you?
Gracie: There is a boat in the ocean.
In Haifa, we discovered:
Efraim: Boats, cars, buses like Vancouver.
We traveled to Jerusalem where we saw an ancient looking wall.
Natan: The Bet Hamikdash!
Sroli: PART OF IT IS STILL THERE!!!
Efraim: I daven (pray) at Kotel (Western Wall).We noticed that children in Israel wear:
Morah Katie: Stand up if you are wearing a shirt?
Stand up if you are wearing pants?
The children in Israel wear shirts and pants and You wear shirts and pants!
Morah Katie: The boys do have short hair.
Sroli: Girls have braids.
Ella: I AM wearing braids!
Scout: The girls are wearing skirts.
Morah Katie: Stand up if you are wearing a skirt or dress?
We pretended we went into the underwater observatory to enjoy the beautiful fish.
During some "down time" we played 3 sticks, a game children play in Israel.We enjoyed some pita with hummus.
Efraim: More pita bevaksha. Toda.
Gracie: Bevaksha more hummus.
Isaac: Bevaksha more hummus.
Ella: Please more pita and hummus bevaksha.
Abigail: I like hummus!
Sroli: I like pita.
We traveled to the Dead Sea.
It is so salty we FLOATED in the water!
We have the good fortune of "being in" Israel for Tu B'Shvat! (The New Year for Trees, celebrated on the Jewish calendar)
We talked about how important trees are:
Jack: They give us wood for houses.
Scout: Bees pollinate the flowers.
Efraim: We eat fruit.
We reminded ourselves that in addition to celebrating and being thankful for the sweet fruit the trees give us, Tu B'Shvat can remind us to do mitzvahs (sweet, kind acts).
Just like the sweet fruit on the tree benefit all of us, the mitzvahs we do benefit others.
We are going to form a "mitzvah" tree in our classroom. A sheet of fruit images will come home with your child. Please fill the fruit with a note about a mitzvah your child did to hang on our mitzvah tree.
Anton: I can share toys.
Scout: I can help with the dishes.
Jack: I can take out the trash.
Abigail: I can share books.
Efraim: I can share toys.
Sroli: I can give my tzedakah from my home.
We ate sweet fruit from Israel for snack.
Scout: Bevaksha more dates.
Abigail: Can I have more figs?
Anton: I would like more please.
Isaac: More figs please.
We are saying goodbye to Israel. It was a lovely trip.
Next stop: Japan!