Tag Archive: Shorashim 5779

May 31

Remembering Our Year

Wow! What a year of exploration we have had in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten)! We have been remembering the ways we have played during our themes from the year and from our experiences of Jewish Holidays. Ya’akov v’Esav was our first theme this year! The children remembered so much about …

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May 17

Does The Story of Rut Have Examples of Nosei v’Ol Im Chaveiro?

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we are well into our theme, נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro– Help a friend carry their burden, or, their heavy thing). This week we have been reading the story of Rut and trying to find examples of Nosei v’Ol Im Chaveiro. Here …

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May 07

Helping a Friend with Something Hard is Another way to Nosei v’Ol Im Chaveiro

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we are in our second week of our theme, נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro– Help a friend carry their burden, or, their heavy thing). This week children have been sharing stories about helping a friend with something hard, which is another way …

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May 01

What is something you might need help carrying?

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we have started our new theme, נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro– Help a friend carry their burden, or, their heavy thing). The starting point of this theme for this age group includes thinking about objects that a person might need help carrying. …

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Apr 25

Talk with a Partner

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we are spending time working on the skill of talking with a partner. When we spend time talking to each other we can learn so much! This time around we heard about an experience we might have had during Pesach (Passover), going to a Seder. …

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Apr 09

The Sensory Side of Passover

One of the very cool ways we are getting ready for Pesach (Passover) in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), is by having a sensory experience with the items that might be on a seder plate. Last week, we made and ate חֲרוֹסֶת (Charoset, made with, shredded/chopped apples, banana, cinnamon, and grape …

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Apr 05

Pesach Is On Its Way!

There is a lot of excitement about getting ready for Pesach (Passover) in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten). These children are preparing for our sensory experience with foods that might be on a seder plate, starting with charoset (made with, shredded/chopped apples, banana, cinnamon, and grape juice). Tasting our charoset! Making …

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Mar 20

Misloach Manot

Last week in Shorashim/Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten), one of the ways we played Purim is making and delivering מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (Mishloach Manot– Giving Gifts of Food to Friends)! This week we made real מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (Mishloach Manot– Giving Gifts of Food to Friends) to deliver to people in our building that help take care of …

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Mar 12

Purim Play

It is a very exciting time in Shorashim/Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten) Purim is coming and we are getting ready by playing a bunch of different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim. At kibbud (snack) we have been hearing the Purim story (Megillat Esther). The children used character felt pieces to help us remember the characters. …

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Mar 08

See you Sunday!

It’s been a flurry of printing, editing, gluing, and chopping as we prepare to share children’s ideas about our winter quarter theme L’hitpalel (“To pray”). In this installation, children are wrestling with the role of Adonai (God) in prayer; the way a person might feel before, during, and after choosing to pray; and the many, …

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