Tag Archive: sukkah

Oct 14

Exploring our new theme in community

Over the past several weeks, we have been using several different strategies to build community through our screens in Nitzanim (“Buds,” for 1st grade). Last week, we imagined what it would feel like to all be in a sukkah together, and the children came up with words like happy, comfy, curious, excited, and cozy. This …

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May 30

Reflecting On Our Sukkat Shlomecha

Earlier this year during a Saturday special session, children in Anafim v’Alonim (“branches” for 4th grade and “oak trees” for 5th grade) built a Sukkat Shlomecha (shelter of peace) just for our kvutzah (group). We discussed what brings us peace as individuals and a community. To make our space cozy, children made pillows, added blankets, …

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Oct 10

Shorashim Builds a Sukkah!

Over the past two weeks, Shorashim has been learning about the holiday of Sukkot.  Sukkot is a fall harvest holiday that is traditionally celebrated in a hut outside called a סוכה (sukkah – a hut/tent).  In order to better understand how a sukkah is made (and how much fun it can be inside one), we …

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Oct 04

Flowers for the Sukkah

  This week Shteelim (“saplings” for Kindergarten) made tissue paper flowers to decorate our סוּכָּה (sukkah)   We learned new techniques from each other “She used two colors! That’s cool!” “What? How did he make 3 layers?” We made so many in all different צְבָעִים (tzvaim– colors) “Which one should I- Oh! Red! Red! Red! I …

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Oct 28

Designing Our Own Sukkot

This sukkah represents freedom. The round table represents equality.     This sukkah shows a scene from when the Hasmonean kings were in charge. King Alexander Yannai refused to do the ritual in the Temple the way the people believed it should be done, and they pelted him with etrogrim (etrogs, a fruit we use …

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Oct 27

Sukkot is Zeman Simchateinu, the Time of Us Being Happy!

Here in Beit Shorashim v Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we are exploring our feelings about סוכות (Sukkot). One way we explored our feelings about סוכות (Sukkot) was by building our own סוכות (sukkot).   We explored our feelings about סוכות (Sukkot) is by shaking the לולב (lulav) and אתרוג (etrog)   We explored our feelings about סוכות (Sukkot) by listening to music …

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Oct 20

Sukkot Play

In Beit Shorashim v’ Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we have been participating in סוכות (sukkot) play. We built סוכות (sukkot) using natural blocks and materials.   We made decorations and decorated the Beit Shorashim v’ Shteelim סוכה (sukkah)…   …and added סכך  (schach-leafy branches)  to the top of the סוכה (sukkah). We prepared a meal to eat in …

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Oct 16

Building a Sukkah in Shalom Chaverim

This week there were sukkot everywhere you looked in Shalom Chaverim! We read stories and books about building a sukkah, and then we set out to create our own.   Some children chose to build a sukkah with blocks and natural materials. We checked to see if we could see any stars through the leaves …

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Sep 29

Making Our Sukkah Beautiful

In Yetzirah this week, we are working together to create decorations to make our סוכה (sukkah) beautiful in Beit Shorashim!  We began with painting fabric flowers to make a garland for our סוכה. What is fabric? What will happen when we paint on top of it? How do we hold a paintbrush?  We began with …

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