Shabbat Shalom! We've continued our lessons on Passover this week. Our JKG students are becoming very well versed in Exodus storytelling through use of science experiments, lego challenges, and wild games of dodgeball! Check out our recent adventures below!
Two students build scenes from the Passover story, a burning bush and the parting of the Red Sea. "Make sure to tell them there's a dead fish in the sea," they said. Details are everything!
Parting of the Red Sea Science Project: Students created their own Moses puppets to test how dish soap has the ability to separate different substances in water. If you want to try it at home: fill a small bowl with water and sprinkle black pepper just enough to cover the surface of the water, place a small drop of dish soap on the edge of your popsicle stick and lightly touch it to the surface--the pepper layer will separate revealing a path a clean water in your bowl!
Ten Plagues Dodgeball! Each ball represents a different plague--if you forget to call one, you're out!
Spring is such an exciting time of year at JKG with lots of holidays to celebrate! This week we finished up the last of our Purim festivities with a giant mishloach manot (gift basket) exchange between students. We also began our Pesach (Passover) lessons. We are starting to teach the Exodus story and learning songs for the JKG Singing Seder on March 26th. Here's what we've been up to lately:
JKG students open their mishloach manot.
We were crazy for costumes this week!
Breaking News! JKG has been ravaged by some pretty adorable plagues. One young broadcaster tries to narrate the mayhem.
Sam was a super special guest this week! We're working on learning Dayenu and Mah Nishtanah for the Singing Seder.
Check back with us next week as we explore more Passover traditions--and let us know if there are any you'd like to see included!
חג שמח, everyone! We have had so much fun celebrating Purim together! Our students have been acting out the story of our hero Esther, preparing mishloach manot for friends and family, and making the BIGGEST gragers in JKG history!
A fun twist on an old recipe: rocky road hamantaschen! You can make your own at home by using a chocolate dough and filling the cookie with marshmallow, chocolate chunks, and almond.
Go big or go home! JKG students making rainstick-inspired gragers to use whenever they hear the villain Haman's name.
The JKG chefs were very busy making treats to put in their mishloach manot (Purim gift baskets). The baskets are given out to make sure everyone in your community has enough treats to celebrate this joyous holiday.
Getting balmy! Students made their own self-care salve and decorated the tins for their mishloach manot.
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