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Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Students Begin Rosh Hashanah Exploration
  • Jewish Campus Life
  • Judaic Studies
  • Lower School
  • Reggio Emilia-Inspired Learning

Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner and the learning and exploration has been well underway in our JK and K classrooms. JK teachers introduced students to the shofar by explaining its significance and inviting them to blow the shofar (in between thorough cleaning!). Although many children thought the smallest shofar would be the easiest to blow, after some exploration they discovered that the biggest one proved to be the easiest to blow! Students also enjoyed creating designs using loose parts by studying images of Rosh Hashanah symbols.

Meanwhile in Kindergarten, teachers posed the question: Why are bees important? These are some of their answers: they give us honey, help pollinate the flowers and plants, there are many different kinds, they have stingers, they eat nectar, they take pollen from flowers, they know how to fly, they live in hives and they have stripes. Together with their teachers, students read books about bees and there were multiple provocations about bees and beehives around the classrooms. Students were invited to make bees through the language of clay and collage. When asked the question "Why do you think we are asking about bees?" one student answered "Because it is Rosh Hashanah and we eat apples and honey!"