Tag Archive: play

Feb 28

Exploring Different Ways We Might Celebrate Purim

In Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten)  we are trying out a bunch of different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim including four ways to celebrate Purim that are described in Megillat Esther, the Purim Story. We played making and giving מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (Mishloach Manot– Giving Gifts of Food to Friends)… …and made and delivered actual Mishoach manot to people …

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Jan 11

Shteelim Shabbat

The beginning of a new quarter is an exciting time in Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) we have begun our new theme, שבת (Shabbat)! We are doing some research to figure out how we might play שבת (Shabbat). So far we have been reading stories about שבת (Shabbat) and have done some careful looking at shabbat …

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Jan 05

So Great To Be Back!

Ooooh, it feels good to play together again! It was a week of… Leadership Group Challenge Hebrew Games Discovery Joy    

Feb 23

New Game

“Hey, look!” “I didn’t just want to do sight-reading, so I made a game. You put this gem here, in the clip, and then it fires it out onto the words. You read whatever word it lands on, then take it off and put a new word on from the pile.”   “Can we play now? …

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Apr 21

Chag Sameach! Happy Passover!

This week in Shorashim/Shteelim (Nursery/Kindergarten), we got super ready for the upcoming holiday of Pesach. It was not enough to learn the Ma Nishtanah and learn the items of the seder plate; this week we went deep into thinking what every food item we eat might mean for the Hebrews who were free after being …

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Mar 10

What We Do To Unwind

Wow! We have worked hard for seven weeks to explore יוסף (Yosef – Joseph) in the Torah. From wrestling with how brothers could sell another brother into slavery, to feeling renewed determination to stand up for others in tough situations (born out of a heated classroom conversation about whether or not the character of Reuven was brave), we are closing this …

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Dec 18

We Celebrated, We Played

We had worked SO hard on our final Berakhah (Blessing) projects!  We celebrated our work by writing comments or questions about each other’s work. How exciting to hear our peers’ thoughts about what we’ve made! And, we played.  We played Cross the River, reading a Hebrew word as we make our way (any way we …

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Oct 30

We Love to Play

We love to play. And so, we find ways of turning “regular” stuff into games! #1: This past month, we learned a new Hebrew game. Slap legs – slap legs – clap – snap! as we call each other’s Hebrew names and learn second person pronouns (“you”) in Hebrew. Over time, our game has taken on added layers. …

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May 27

Revisiting Explorations and Starting Our Final Project

Last week, we began our end of the year project in Beit Shorashim and we are well underway! We have decided to make a book that every child will get to take home with them to remember our year together. This book will include pages that are both designed by our whole community with our …

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Feb 27

Sharing and Creating for Purim

Nitzanim started reading and exploring the Purim story this week, preparing for our Purim celebration coming up in a few more weeks. Some of us knew the story well and could almost tell it without help, and some of us were just hearing it for the first time!   We had 6 children in the …

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