This week in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we celebrated (Tu B’Shevat) by getting our hands dirty making sculptures for etz’im (trees).
First, we saw what it was like to manipulate the clay however we wanted. A lot of us felt like making flat discs. Some of us used our yadaim (hands) to flatten the clay and some of us used our whole beten (belly)!
Then, we practiced coiling, a new technique for shaping clay. We explored the shapes we could make with the coiled clay.
We are excited for more chances to work with clay!