The children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) were so excited to start our new theme, יוֹסֵף (Yosef), this week! The very first thing we did was read Genesis 37:1-11, where we meet Yosef and his family. After listening to this torah text a few times and asking our questions, we jumped into various ways to retell the text.

We acted out the text with puppets.

We acted out the text with Costumes and our bodies, here Yosef is telling Ya’akov bad stories about his brothers.

We used lots of build materials to build about the text. These children were building about Yosef’s dream about the Sun, Moon and 11 stars bowing down to him.

These children are making tunics with lots of colors.

As we wrap up this week, children are carrying with them the detail of the section of text that we’ve already explored and are excited to start exploring the next section next week.