Hanukkah – a busy and joyful time!

Pre-K students have been very busy learning about and celebrating Hanukkah. After decorating their classroom, they learned the Hanukkah story as well as many songs in both Hebrew and English. Students created their very own Hanukkiyot (Hanukkah Menorahs) and were excited to bring them home to light during the holiday.

Expanding upon some of the themes of the holiday (oil, light and darkness), the class did experiments using oil and water and learned about people who are visually impaired. Children even learned about the Braille alphabet, wrote their names in Braille and created a class Hanukkiyah in Braille.

The celebrating continued for 8 days with cookie decorating, treats of Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and, of course, more singing! Children created beautiful drip mats using Popsicle sticks, glue and glitter (their favorite!) to go under their Hanukkiyot.

Pre-K students were able to perform some of their new songs in front of the whole school at one of our school-wide Hanukkiyah lighting assemblies. On the last day, families and friends will join the class for a special holiday party.