Last session our focus was primarily on Sukkot. We played Sukkot Trivia (download here) and learned about how Sukkot is both a celebration of the harvest and a commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt. The kids really had a great time with the trivia game. We also discussed how Sukkot is about cooperation…working together to build and decorate the Sukkah, just as people work together during the harvest. To practice cooperation we played one of the students’ favorite games…the human knot. Everyone stands in a circle, reaches across the circle and takes the hands of others, and then the group works together to untangle the the knot and make a new, untangled circle. We had a great time and no one lost any limbs! The students made paper lanterns to decorate the Sukkah at Tom and Barbara’s.
As is tradition, my class joined the others to decorate the panels for the Sukkah.
Muriel joined us for our Hebrew lesson and brought some fantastic items for show and tell…a lulav and etrog.
The students were sent home with homework. The assignment from this session is to practice Hebrew writing. Each student was given a worksheet along with a page that shows the proper way to write the Hebrew letters in block form. Download the worksheet here. Also available for download – a Hebrew writing guide and alphabet.