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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Passover Projects

Once again, I am thoroughly impressed with the kids' school projects. For Passover, they each made several adorable things - my favorite being the hagaddahs!

Zachary's seder pillow
Zachary's kriat yam suf
Cover of Zachary's hagaddah
There are pictures of his class on each page - here he is on the right, and second to left on the other side
Zachary in the plaid hat
His friends - he's in the hat again
Zachary's seder plate
Zachary's frog
Zachary's afikomen bag - and his first traced Hebrew letters!
Gabbie's afikomen bag
Gabbie's names of the holiday worksheet
Cover of Gabbie's hagaddah - with her name written in script letters!
Seder plate page
Hand washing page
10 plagues
Dinner - notice Simon in the high chair!
We look forward to spending Passover in Israel!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Gabbie is 6!

After the kindergarten Melavah Malka, we had Gabbie's 6th birthday party. We shared the party with her good friend L, whose birthday is a few days before Gabbie's. Planning the party together with L's mom was a huge help for me! We invited all the kids in the kindergarten class. Since there are 29 of them, we didn't invite any friends from outside of the class. We had around 20 kids at the party.

First, since the kids didn't go home for lunch after the Melavah Malka, we had bagels and cream cheese. Then we divided into groups and worked on 4 projects - making s'mores in a jar, decorating a bag, making a flower to decorate the s'mores jar, and making bracelets (this one didn't work out too well - oops). The kids enjoyed the projects. We also played Pass the Parcel and every kid got a small prize. We had cake too!

Gabbie's birthday was on April 1. She had a fun day - she went to school and I met her for lunch. I also brought in a cake for her class (and discovered that in kindergarten, mommies don't get to stay for the party). After school, as she does most Fridays, Gabbie went home with her friend A. They also enjoyed a small cake there. After I picked her up, she opened her presents from us, Gramy and Grandpa, and Uncle Mark.  She also received balloons from Aunt Jodi and family!

At 6, Gabbie's favorite things include: ballet, ballerinas, recycling boxes into houses for her toys, American Girl, playing outside, princesses, Simon, playing "family," pink, being silly, pizza, TV, playing on PBSkids.com, Ramona, having play dates, dressing up, and much much more!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gabbie's Malaveh Malka

I am very behind and yet I still want to share this! On March 27, Gabbie's class had their "Melavah Malka" presentation. The kids sang and had speaking parts in pairs, in both Hebrew and English. The kids practiced for this presentation for almost the whole school year!  It was hard to get pictures from the angle I was sitting at, and in the videos you probably won't be able to find Gabbie - she is on the far side, wearing a blue jumper - but here they are anyway.