Tag Archive: Chanukah 5775

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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Dec 17

Kindergarten Builds Three Endings to Chanukah Narrative

Over the past three weeks, Nitzanim kindergarteners have heard three different endings to the Chanukah story: from Maccabees I, Maccabees II, and the Talmud. As kindergarteners heard the story, I encouraged them to close their eyes and imagine what the temple being described really looked like. Then, we moved into CREATING the temple they imagined. …

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Dec 15

The Chanukah Creating Continues!

Over the last two weeks, Nitzanimers have been exploring three different endings to the Chanukah story. Children are building each ending with novel materials (materials that we don’t usually use for “building” such as glass beads, small rocks, etc.). Today we started our third and final ending to the Chanukah story, which comes from the …

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Dec 08

Nitzanim Creates for Chanukah

Nitzanimers are learning about three different endings to the Chanukah story (you can find the versions we’re using with children here: Chanukah Story for 1st:2nd). Today we started exploring the ending found in Maccabees II. Children listened to this Chanukah story and wrote what they heard. Children made the following observations about the ending of the …

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