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Dear Kindergarten Families הורים יקרים

We’ve been hard at work in Kindergarten getting ready for some special events.

When we returned after Passover we had a celebration for Mimouna, a North African Jewish holiday. We baked our own pitas and made special dill cream cheese for a big chametz feast.

On Monday we visited The Painted Pot. Our class walked carefully down Smith Street to our neighborhood ceramics studio for a fun project: painting Kiddush cups for our Shabbat boxes. We learned about the kiln and glazing.

This week we had another big celebration: Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. We celebrated Israel’s birthday by learning about the diverse cuisines Israel has to offer. Kindergarten and First Grade teamed up in stations to make our own Israeli salad, hummus, chocolate balls, and limonana (mint lemonade). The Shinshinim taught us a new dance, plus we even had a special parent visitor come talk to us about what he loves to do when he visits Israel. 

During our daily Tefillah we’ve added the counting of the Omer, the days between the beginning of Passover and the upcoming holiday of Shavuot.

In Hebrew, we started growing sprouts! We put them in a jar and rinse them every day to make sure their outside skins (husks) can soften up in preparation for sprouting. We’re taking really good care of them. In a few more days they’ll be ready to eat! 

Shabbat Shalom! שבת שלום