In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we have started exploring our final theme of the year, שָׁבוּעוֹת (Shavuot-Weeks). The starting point of this theme, is about תּוֹרָה (Torah). We started by making a list of everything that we already know about תּוֹרָה (Torah) . Then we went to visit every location in the building where we can find a תּוֹרָה (Torah).

Taking notes about the תּוֹרָה
Can you find your special אוֹת (ot- letter)?

Children had questions about תּוֹרָה (Torah):

1.Why does the תּוֹרָה get decorated? 

  • What does the תּוֹרָה get decorated with?

2. Why does תּוֹרָה scroll look different than books that contain the words of the תּוֹרָה ? 

  • Why are there crowns on the letters in the תּוֹרָה? 
  • Why are there no vowels in the תּוֹרָה?

3. What Stories or words are in the תּוֹרָה?

The next time we met, we followed the interest of the children. We did some careful research about the decorations that might be used with a תּוֹרָה (Torah).

In this photo children are taking notes about what a חוֹשֶׁן (choshen– breastplate for the torah) looks like, feels like and sounds like.

We made our own Torah related paper dolls, inspired by our research!

I am excited for more תּוֹרָה (Torah) related exploration next week!