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Feb 25

Wrapping up Shehecheyanu

Over the past week and a half, the Nursery and Kindergarten aged children have been wrapping up our theme, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu).

When you have certain kinds of special experiences and you notice that that the experience is special, you could choose to say the שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu) blessing.

We explored three categories of times you could say שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu): When you get something new and useful, when you see someone you have not seen in a long time and special Jewish times (associated with Jewish holidays).

In order to help us remember our theme, we made special reminder cubes. We started this process with the children picking symbols to remind us of the three category we explored. Everyone was sent a cube to paint and we made cards with the symbols (and the words of Shehecheyanu), that we would color and glue onto the cube.

We got to work on our cubes in person!

Then we got ready for Sunday’s Family Exploration and Celebration by practicing our “Roll and Talk” protocol. We took turns rolling our cube to land on the three different categories of times you could say שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu). Then we shared answers to questions like, “Talk about a time you got something new and useful. How did you feel? Did you say the שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu) blessing?”

I am looking forward to sharing our שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu) reminders with our families!

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