Starting שְׁמִיטָה (Sh’mitah)

Our Spring theme has begun, שְׁמִיטָה (Sh’mitah), with a focus on the agricultural sabbatical year, a concept that come up in the torah a number of times like in the book of Exodus, chapter 23 verses 10-13. In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten, this meant that we started with playing on a “farm”. We played planting and growing for 6 years, while letting the land rest for the 7th.

Preparing the soil for the seeds.

Getting ready to harvest.

We also spend time being planted and taken care of by farmers.

We started making שְׁמִיטָה (Sh’mitah) books to document what we’ve played about:

Looking forward to continuing to explore שְׁמִיטָה (Sh’mitah) together!

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