Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Grateful for sweet things

Morah Katie: 3 days until Rosh Hashanah! 
Abigail: It is the New Year.
Sroli: We do sweet things.
Morah Katie: As we think of the sweet things we can do, we can think of the sweet things Hashem has given us. I am thankful Hashem lead me to The Gan and I am so thankful for all of you sweet children.
Tell me something sweet in your life that makes you thankful to Hashem.
Abigail: My mom and dad.
Sroli: Giving me to my family.
Amelia: Having my cousin Clara.
Clara: Getting to play tag with Murray Cat.
Ari: My brother Matan and his birthday.
Anton: When I went to the pool and I saw Amelia.
Natan: When my friends play with me.
Evan: My Dad.
Isaac: My house.
Morah Katie: We have so many sweet blessings.
Morah Katie: Hashem has blessed us with a beautiful world. On very clear days when I have the chance to see the 4 mountains in our area, I feel so grateful. Let's take a nature walk and see what beautiful things Hashem has for us.
Morah Katie: It is a pretty gray day. Why does Hashem send rain clouds?
Natan: To water the plants!
Morah Katie: Should we be sad about the gray clouds then?
Kids: No!
Morah Katie: What do you see?
Evan: Flowers!
Natan: Trees!
Sroli: Plants!
Abigail: Birds!
Morah Katie: How do we feel when we see all the beauty in our see world?
Evan: Good. 
Abigail: Happy.
Morah Katie: When we are feeling happy, what do we feel like doing?
Sroli: Sweet kind things!
There was discussion about the fact that sometimes we may not feel like being sweet and kind.
When we choose to do something sweet and kind anyway, we end up feeling much happier.
Natan and Sroli were happily playing together.
Natan began to keep all the cubes.
Sroli: Natan you are mean.
Morah Katie: Sroli, have you tried telling Natan how you are feeling and why? 
Sroli: Natan, I'm feeling sad when you take a lot and don't share.
Morah Katie: Natan, is there a reason why you are feeling like not sharing?
(Silence)  Sroli, What can you do to help yourself and Natan feel better?
Sroli: I can share the cubes.
Morah Katie: I see you found your smile. How?
Sroli: I did a mitzvah, I shared with Natan.

We made sweet honey cake to prepare us for Rosh Hashanah.
Sroli: We are making HONEY CUPCAKES!
Isaac: This is not chocolate, it's coffee!
Abigail: And there is honey! The vanilla smells sweet like cookies.
Morah Katie: Why do you think we are making honey cake?
Natan: To remind us of sweet things to do.
Olivia: It tastes like honey!
On Wednesday we enjoyed apples dipped in honey and pomegranate seeds.
Sroli: There are SO MANY seeds to do SO many sweet things.
Morah Katie: Amelia how many pomegranate seeds do you think you have?
Amelia: I don't know.
Sroli: A BUNCH, so many.
Judah: I think maybe 200.
Sroli: That's a lot of sweet things.

So many sweet kinds things happened in the past few weeks, our pomegranate became filled with sweet seeds!
Anton: I can help you write your name Evan.
Clara: Here Amelia we can share.
Amelia: Thanks Clara.
Taking turns while playing ball.

Abigail: Amelia will you read your book to me?
Amelia: I can read the book to you.
L'Shana Tova

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