Tag Archive: Shorashim 5782

May 12

Hefkerville

שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten, are really taken with our שְׁמִיטָה (Sh’mitah- agricultural sabbatical year). This week we introduced a new set of principals that apply to שְׁמִיטָה (Sh’mitah- agricultural sabbatical year). הֶפְקֵר (Hefker), for our purposes, this means that anything growing in the fields in the שְׁמִיטָה (Sh’mitah- agricultural sabbatical …

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Apr 14

Our Seder Plates

Things in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have been ready busy as we have been getting ready for Pesach (Passover). Children practiced the Hebrew words for Seder plate foods, tasted Seder plate foods, sang songs, and hosted pretend play Seders. Each child designed their own Seder plate that they can use at a Passover celebration. Some of the …

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Mar 31

Pesach All The Way

There is a lot of excitement about getting ready for Pesach (Passover) in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten). We tasted foods that are on the seder plate. These children tasted maror (bitter herbs)! We have be getting ready for Pesach (Passover) by playing seder, using our 14 parts of a Seder …

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Mar 10

Celebrating Purim Together

This week, children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have been exploring Purim together. We started the week with a costume parade around the building. We helped each other pick out costumes and make paper crowns. We picked Purim songs to sing while we paraded and went around to the spots …

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Feb 24

Purim Is On Its Way!

Children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) are starting to get ready for Purim. We have explored different ways that Jewish people might celebrate Purim through storybooks and photos. One of the ways of celebrating that we explored through play was a סְעוּדָה (Seudah– Meal/Feast, Association with the Purim story). We …

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Feb 11

Shema Journaling

This week in our שְׁמַע (Shema) theme, we introduced a new way for children document their שְׁמַע (Shema) experiences. Children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have been journaling! Each day, we heard a new story about someone saying שְׁמַע (Shema). We played the story so we could see what it …

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Jan 26

Bedtime שְׁמַע Shema

Children in Shorashim (“Roots” for nursery) and Shteelim (“Saplings” for kindergarten) are excited to tell you that they know about THREE times that Jewish people might say the shema: morning, evening, and at bedtime. This whole week, we’ve been playing lots of bedtime shema. First, we needed to make a bedtime scene for our dramatic …

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Jan 13

Shema Begins

It is the beginning of a new theme, שְׁמַע (Shema), children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have jumped right in. First, we discovered the name of our theme through a scavenger hunt for the Hebrew letters that spell שְׁמַע (Shema). After we found the letters, we worked together to figure …

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Sep 30

Doing the Work of Becoming a Community

The beginning of the school year is always a very busy time, being in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) is no exception. In addition to the Jewish content that we are learning at the beginning of the year, we are doing things like learning new routines, learning each other’s Shemot (Hebrew …

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