In Jewish Studies we sang songs about Sukkot, which we will be celebrating this week. Our favorite song was “Shake your Lulav,” which is to the tune of “Shake your bootie.” We each took turns passing around a cloth Lulav and Etrog. Next week we will have the chance to touch and smell a real one when we have snack out in the school’s Sukkah.
On Monday we made a giant Sukkah right in our class room. We took brown bulletin board and crumpled it up to look like a vine. We had to really use our strong muscles to crumple up the paper. Then we stapled our vines to the wall. We gathered all of the paper fruit we painted last week, and stapled them onto the vines. Voila! Instant Sukkah right in our class room. We had so much fun sitting underneath it and counting all of the fruit that we used to decorate it with. We counted 16 bananas, 8 apples, 3 pineapples, 19 apples and 3 grapes. Boy were we busy painters last week. Aren’t we lucky to have such a beautiful Sukkah to enjoy every day? Maybe the next time you come to our class room, you can sit under our Sukkah with us.
Our Junior Artists made the loveliest Sukkah using a cut out paper Sukkah and fruit. We chose what fruit we wanted to hang up in our Sukkah, such as oranges, bananas and apples along with leaves and then glued them down. Next we placed paper leaves on top of our Sukkah and then glued on shiny stars. We are so excited about our picture and can’t wait for you to hang them up on our refrigerator at home.
During Gardening with Ms. Heather we colored paper stars using crayons. Then we squirted glue all of them and sprinkled wild flower seeds all over them. We are going to bring them home with the idea in mind to plant them in a pot ( the whole star) for our family to enjoy. Our job is to cover the star with soil and to keep it watered.
Our Junior Chefs were hungry so we mixed up a yummy batch of strawberry muffins. We added milk to our muffin mix and took turns stirring them together. Then we spooned the batter into mini cupcake liners. Twenty minutes later we were enjoying our muffins for snack time. We loved them so much that some of us were licking out the cupcake liners when we were finished.
We went out to the giant school Sukkah on Wednesday for Jewish Studies. Then we each hung up our paper lanterns to add beauty to our Sukkah. On Monday we are going to have snack out in the Sukkah. We ca hardly wait.