Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Beautiful Things Come Out

Today we have the great pleasure of seeing two different, deeply beautiful items, outside of their casing.
First was butterflies! This morning three butterflies emerged from their chrysalis. The metamorphosis has been miraculous to observe. Today we watched them emerge, their wings harden, their proboscis merge, and their first attempts at flight. It was amazing.

A few days ago Chana asked an incredible philosophical question. "Does a caterpillar know it will become a butterfly? Or does it realize it when it is in the chrysalis? Or only when it is a butterfly he looks and says, 'Oh! I'm a butterfly!'?" When do we realize what we are and what we will be?

In preparation for Shavuot we learned about the Torah and its parts. In our classroom, we have a small 'not-quite-real' Torah. Today, Rabbi Margoloese took the real Torah out of the Aron HaKodesh and shared it with us. It was a pleasure for all to behold.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Bike Day

Thank you, Orlee for recommending a day of bicycles.
Morah Tova added a balance bike and a "real-no-training-wheel" bike to our recess fun, making everyone excited about bikes. Orlee said the school bikes were nice, but that she wanted to bring in her own. real bike and asked if we could have everyone bring in bikes and really ride. It was a great idea!

 Fun in gross motor development, coordination, maneuvering, and road safety.

Lag B'Omer

Lag B'Omer was super fun for everyone!

The journey to the playground was good.

 The playground was fantastic!
 PE with Ms. Chait was phenomenal. She said the students were phenomenal. She marveled at the skills the students gained this year and their determination and discipline.

 At the end of every PE session, Ms. Chait leads a special 'cool-down' exercise.
 Back to the playground!