Tag Archive: baking

Mar 11

Purim is coming!

Purim is on its way, and first grade Nitzanim (“Buds”) are celebrating this joyous holiday with happiness, friendship, and fun! Children have spent hours putting on costumes, negotiating roles, and acting out Megillat Esther (the story of Esther). Stay tuned as we create backdrops, props, and costumes for a GIANT production! מסכות (masechot–masks) are always …

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Mar 07

Hamantaschen! (As told by Nitzanim)

Crack 3 eggs into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup oil. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir stir stir! Roll dough flat and cut out circle shapes. Spoon jelly into the center of the circles. Pinch tight! Bake at 350 degrees …

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Mar 05

Hamantashen in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim this week were busy exploring hamantashen– through stories, through singing, through sensory play and baking.   We talked a lot about mislach manot. We are learning to share– and learning how happy it makes others when we do! We shared toy feed around the classroom, and created our own baskets …

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Oct 23

Exploring the Sukkah in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim we prepared for a trip to visit the sukkah together! We prepared our own special kibud (snack!) to eat in a special place– the sukkah! We d measured out the ingredients together into a big bowl, and then we mixed and mixed. (A challenge for developing fine motor strength and …

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Jun 10

Finishing our Year Together in Shorashim

This week in Shorashim, we ended our year by reflecting on all of our hard work through revisiting hebrew challenges, getting to play silly משחקים (Mischakim-games) outside, and doing one final baking project. We also got to look through our end of the year book together now that it is complete and share with our friends …

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Feb 25

Purim is Live!

During כיבוד (Kibud-snack) this week, we read a brief version of the Purim story in Beit Shorashim. Even though this wasn’t the main focus of our Purim exploration together, it lead to so much excitement surrounding the holiday for children. We started booing together when we heard Haman’s name in the story and as we were reading …

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Feb 18

Shorashim Starts Purim

We finished our Exodus story in Shorashim last week, and wrapped up an incredibly imaginative, and inventive 6 weeks of building and sharing ideas with each other. We can’t wait to show you some of what we have worked on! We have now shifted into spending time inside of Purim together over the next few …

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Dec 17

Cooking and Creating to Celebrate Chanukah

This week in Beit Shorashim, we were pretty excited that Chanukah was finally starting! To begin to get us in the mindset, we began the week by doing a Latke relay during משחקים (mischakim-games) and using dancing scarves while listening to some Chanukah songs. We also finished the final stages of building from our Chanukah story and came …

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Nov 19

Creating Our Hallel Party

This week in Shorashim, we got to experience something completely new in our Hallel theme. To continue discovering what Hallel meant to us, we had a Psalm 150 Hallel party! We began our afternoon by baking Aleph Bet עוגיות (oogiot-cookies) to share and eat together. Some of us made the אותיות (otiot-letters) in our שם (shem-name) …

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Nov 21

Why Do We Eat סופגנייות (sufganiot, donuts) on Hannukah?

In Nitzanim we dove into Hannukah this week, with lots of new things to explore and create. A highlight, for obvious reasons, was making סופגנייות (sufganiot, donuts) together on Tuesday. The children had some interesting ideas about why we might eat them on this particular winter holiday: “They’re like presents and you can give them to …

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