Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A few precious moments from a short week

Clara and Nora created a stable and riding arena for their horses.
Clara: And here is the water trough for our thirsty horses.

Judah: Well this is where the farmer can live.
Evelyn: He needs to take care of the horse, the cow and the sheep.
Judah: And the goat. Our truck can take them to the hospital if they are sick.
A friendship in the making.
So close to completing the galaxy.
Olivia is focused as she practices cutting on a line.
Clara: Look! Evan caught a rainbow on his paper!
Nora: It is cold, the rocks are so cold and stuck together.
Clara: They are frozen, you should have brought gloves like me.
Writing our names in frost
g for guitar
Clara: I like orcas, here it is,  it goes with the penguins in Antarctica.
Evan:  c a r  car. Two trapezoids make a hexagon.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thankfulness abounds

Clara: The leaves are so pretty. Some are crunchy and some are not.
Evan: Some are the same color. 
Some have 5 points and some have 3.
 Maya: It has 5 points, one is hidden behind.
Augie: The brown leaves don't have any oxygen in them any more, that is why they are crunchy.
 Abe: But some of them just still have some green.
 We are excitedly preparing for our Thanksgiving Shabbat dinner.
We are creating thanksgiving trees.
 Abe: I am thankful for mom and dad and the toys we have to play with.
Judah: I am thankful for clothes to keep warm.
Olivia: For a home to live in.
Augie: For the Jewish people.
* just a sample of all the thankfulness
 Morah Katie: I am thankful for my awesome friends at The Gan.
These are a few reasons why:
Judah: Olivia I really like your structure, it is really cool!
Olivia: It is a hospital for the sick people to go to.
Clara: WE can both cook Nora.
Nora: That's right because we are both really good at cooking
 and you make good cookies and I make good cookies.
Clara: We can make really great cookies together.
Evan and Ari delivered mail to their friends. 
 Abram, Asher  and Sadie created new mail for delivery.
While in line preparing go to the playground, 
Judah asked Evan if he could ride the peddle bike,
 (most popular of the bikes)
Evan: Here Judah you can have the peddle bike I will ride this one.
Augie: I am helping Sadie balance, she made this. I am balancing with her. 
Abram: That is really cool Olivia.
Augie: Yeah it is can we play with you?
Olivia: Yeah, you can build with me. 
 Abram and Maya shared and created a triangle path to the triangle home.
Olivia: I like to fold, I help mom at home.
 In addition to creating thanksgiving trees, we made challah for our Thanksgiving Shabbat dinner.
We added yeast to water, and sugar for it to eat. 
We mixed in egg, flour and salt, 
and waited for it to rise.
Ari: I see it under there! It is so big now, you have to come look!
Augie: It is overflowing the bowl!
We look forward to sharing the challah with our families and friends.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Everyday is a thanksgiving day

"We thank Hashem for mom and dad,
And for the food that we just had.
For us each and everyday is a thanksgiving day."
Morah Katie: We say thanks everyday for the things we have, and are given.  
We thank Hashem for the sun and rain, the Torah.  
We are thankful when our friends share and for the sweet snacks we eat.  
But what does being thankful mean?
When you are thankful for something, what do you feel like, in your heart?
Augie: Loveful.
Evelyn: I feel good.
Abe: I feel happy.
Maya: It makes me be happy.
Abe: It is like when mom and dad kiss the ouchies and the pain goes away. 
It feels better and good.
Morah Katie: I am thankful to be at school with my friends.
Clara: I'm thankful for the horse I'm going to get and for Nora.
Evan: I'm thankful for my friends.
Nora: I'm thankful for Clara.
Olivia B.: I'm thankful for my mom and dad.
Morah Katie: What are we thankful for today?
Clara: My lunch and Nora.
Judah: I'm thankful for the peddle bike.
Augie: I'm thankful for all the activities.
Evan: I'm thankful for all the stuff, the activities in the classroom.
Asher is thankful for his mom and Ashlynn.
Abram: I'm thankful for school, I just really like it.
Nora: I'm thankful for school and Clara.
Olivia S.: I'm thankful for my lunch, I'm eating it all.
Morah Katie: I'm thankful for all my friends.
Clara: I'm thankful for Nora.
Evan: I'm thankful for mom and dad.
Nora: I'm thankful for Clara.
Augie: I'm thankful for the whole world.
Judah: I'm thankful for the solar system, it's interesting and when I grow up I'm going to be an astronaut.
Olivia B.: I love my mom and dad.
Abram: I'm thankful for the food we eat that helps us be healthy.
Morah Katie: I'm thankful my family is healthy
Augie: I'm thankful to go to school and play.
Evelyn: I'm thankful for playing with Mom and Dad.
Abram: I'm thankful when Mom and Dad hug me.
Judah: I am thankful for astronauts.
Maya: I am thankful Mom and Dad kiss me and hug me when I am sad and make me better.
Asher is thankful for his family.
Olivia S.: I am thankful for going outside, and my brother playing with me.
  Neil really enjoyed making paper pumpkins.
We are thankful there is plenty of play dough to share.
 Sadie made a pumpkin, and then she shared it.
Sadie: Maya pumpkin.
Maya: Oh Sadie thank you. 
Let's decorate the classroom.
We can put it here.  

Augie: I am going to decorate the classroom with the pumpkins we are making.
Morah Katie: Thank you for making the classroom beautiful.
Abram: I am making a play dough pumpkin.
Judah: Look! I drew a turkey.
Clara: Morah Katie look! The brown paint turned my hand RED!
Isn't that interesting? And pretty funny!
Morah Katie: I agree Clara! That is very unexpected!