This week Shteelim (‘saplings’ for kindergarten) worked on רֹאשׁ הַשָׁנַה (Rosh Hashanah) cards for their families.
We traced lots of shapes like a תַפּוּחַ (tapuach– apple), a שׁוֹפָר (shofar), a רִימוֹן (rimon– pomegranate) and a pot of דְּבַשׁ (d’vash– honey).
“I’m making mine for my family”
“[Mine is for] my mom”
While we drew, we thought about why we might give people cards.
“Because it’s nice!”
“To give them a sweet new year.”
“I drew my mom in this picture”
“That’s my sister.”
“I’m having friends at my Rosh Hashanah dinner!” “I’m having friends too.”
“Look how many friends are here!”
We thought about what people at a Rosh Hashanah dinner might do.
“They’re baking challah. I’m making the challah, the people, the grape juice and the table.”
And what they might talk about.
“They’re talking about if they think it’s yummy or not yummy.”
And we wished the people we love a שָׁנָה טוֹבָה (Shana Tovah– Happy New Year)!
“Maybe I’ll [add] something else tomorrow!”
Shteelim use their creativity to share New Year wishes with the people they care about.