Today we looked at the food of Hannukah. When I asked the students to name 'Hannukah foods', their answers were great.
They practiced making some of the Hannukah foods out of play dough.
Then we decided to make latkes.
"Where do we get potatoes?" I asked.
"The ground!" Elchanan accurately announced.
"Yes! But we don't have any in the ground around TDS. So where else can we get them?" I asked.
"The kitchen?" Elazar suggested. I told him there weren't any.
"MacPhersons!" Naftali cheered! Because of last week, we are experts in MacPherson's.
Back at school, we began a 'grate' task.
While half the group cooked, the other half worked on a frying pan craft project. Those of you who have one, the game is meant to work on coordination and numeracy. Mostly it is just fun.
And then we ate! We had the latkes, jelly donuts, and bumelos.
You might not believe me, but many of the kids were more enthusiastic about fruit, veggies, and grains, than they were about these treats. Many described the latkes as slimy (the correct terms would be oily and delicious), didn't like jelly, and wouldn't try bumelos.
Tomorrow we will just have carrot sticks, apple slices, and whole grain crackers ;). Just kidding. But tomorrow we will be talking about Hannukah, history and archaeology.