As you have all probably heard by now, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincided for the first time since 1888! The best part about living through this fun medley of holidays is that it isn't happening again for approximately 77,000 more years!
Celebrating and learning about Hanukkah in class over the past couple of weeks has been impelling!
We discussed how Hanukkah is not only a holiday, but it's the festival of light! We rejoice the liberation of the Temple and Jewish people for 8 days. Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days to signify how the oil that was only suppose to last 1 day miraculously lasted for 8!
The student created beautiful hand menorahs. They first traced their hands to symbolize the base and candle stick holders of the menorah. Then, the students were able to decorate them with an assortment of art supplies that were generously donated by Danny's mom, Christine - Thank you!!
After they competed against one another for whose dreidel spins the longest, the kids generated an acrostic poem as a class with facts they found significant about Hanukkah!
A Festival of Light
Nun, Gimel, Shin, Hay
Upper Candle is the Shamash
Kids in the U.S.A Love Getting Gifts
K/1 celebrates Hanukkah together
A miracle that made the oil last for 8 days
Hungry for Latkes and Sufganiyot(jelly doughnuts)
Happy Hanukkah to all!
Hi! I am a 19 year old from Providence, Rhode Island and currently studying Elementary Education and Psychology at the University of Rhode Island.