Friday, September 30, 2016

What's that I hear?

This week we learned about a few more things we do to prepare and celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
Morah Tzivie: Mason, what did you bring to school today?
Mason: My shofar.
Morah Tzivie: When do we use the shofar? 
Matan: Rosh Hashanah.
Morah Tzivie: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is used for a special mitzvah, Rabbi will come and he will blow it for us.
When we hear the shofar it reminds us: 
Rosh Hashanah is coming!
 It's time to celebrate! 
Hashem please give us a sweet new year!
Morah Tzivie had a secret to share with us.
Morah Tzivie: In this bag is another special food we eat on Rosh Hashanah. 
Reach inside and see if you can guess what it is just by feeling it, BUT if you do guess, keep the secret until everyone has had a turn.
Morah Tzivie: Any guesses?  .....
I'll give you a hint, it is round, it has a little crown on its head
Olivia: A pomegranate!

Morah Tzivie: That's right! Pomegranates have so so so so so many tiny seeds inside, it reminds us of all the so so so so so many good things we hope to have and all the so so so so so many sweet thing we will do in the new year.

Morah Tzivie: What 3 things do we do to celebrate Rosh Hashanah?
Olivia: Dip apples in honey.'
Mason: Don't be sour.
Nora: The shofar. 
Mason: I'll blow mine loud so all the people will hear it.
Morah Tzivie: People will hear the shofar and know Rosh Hashanah is coming, and eat pomegranates to remind us of all the many good things we hope to have and will do.

My friends have really been enjoying an addition to our playground.
Maya: I didn't know we had a pond.
Nora: It's for the holiday Rosh Hashanah.
Olivia: Yeah it's not for us but maybe fish will come live in it.
Jade noticed that a few sunflower petals fell in the pond it looked like someone had spilt yellow paint.
Renita and the children have done some fall planting. 
We are enjoying some mint, and waiting for carrots to grow.
In the meantime, they are enjoying the last bit of broccoli.
We are excited to start our new year with helping hands
 and kinds words with our friends in the classroom.
We are also very excited to send sweet wishes for the new year to our grandparents. 
Shana tova u'metuka
have a happy, sweet New Year!

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