Monday, February 2, 2015

Catching Up - Holiday Fun

Thanks to some amazing parent volunteers we had a wonderful time around the holidays.

First up Chris and his mom shared their Hanukkah traditions with the class. We were all very curious to hear how the holiday was different from Christmas. We heard the story of why Hanukkah was celebrated, got to hear about some of the traditions and see a menorah and dreidl, and then we got to try some Hanukkah doughnuts. We had a great time learning from Chris and his mom, and we appreciated them taking their time to come in.

Enjoying some treats!

Listening to the story

Learning about the candles and why they are lit

"Gold" Coins

We also celebrated our long holiday break with a fun party. We had Christmas treats for a snack, played some crazy "snowball" games with balloons and cotton balls, and we all had the chance to play the dreidl. Some of us ended up winning handfuls of Hershey kisses! It was a great way to ring out 2014 and get ready for the fresh start of 2015!

"Snowball" volleyball

How many "snowballs" can you pick up with your nose?

Who is the best snow shoveler?

Who's winning all the kisses?

Delicious treats!

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