Last Sunday, Oct. 10th, the littles continued to talk about the fall holidays. We started by going for a little walk around the building and observing signs of fall. Then when we got to our classroom, we shared our observations with each other. We learned about Sukkot, and talked about the Sukkah, the structure the Jewish people build during the harvest season. We made our own Sukkah out of a cardboard box and decorated it together. We learned the Hebrew word “Tov” (meaning good), and sang the Hebrew song “Hiney Ma-Tov” in the Sukkah, and we talked about the meaning in English (how good it is to be together…). We made little edible sukkahs with graham crackers and peanut butter.
We read 2 books: One entitled Houses and Homes, which showed pictures of different types of homes from all over the world, some of which resembled a Sukkah. The other book we read was entitled Fly Away Home, which was about a family that was homeless. We talked about this problem a little bit, and then discussed things we can do to help with this issue, and the importance of appreciating what we have. It was another beautiful day, so we also were able to enjoy a little time on the playground at the end of class.