For this year, “littles” will focus on the students’ understanding of how they are Jewish, and how secular humanistic Jews live their values. The children will learn about the practices, customs, and symbols for the secular celebration of the Jewish holidays and observances. They will talk about customs in each child’s family to start building bonds with their classmates, and to learn about the acceptance of differences. They will explore how to be good family members, friends, and classmates. The teacher will incorporate songs, stories and crafts with Jewish themes, and introduce some Hebrew words in the classroom.