News From Ramaz
Each grade participated in a "Chanukah Round Robin" this week! Activities included: edible chanukiot (made from bananas and pretzel sticks), edible dreidels, resist art with Chanukah candles and water color paint, playing Chanukah Headbanz, beeswax candle making, Chanukah digs and oil experiments. Festive music was playing and a great time was had by all.
The Kindergarten classes had their first session of the art education program called, "Mummies and Masterpieces." Morah Lauren brought images of the works of artists who used light in their art, such as Claude Monet and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Since Chanukah is "the festival of lights," the children were asked to look at the art and take notice of how light played a part in the artist's drawing or stained glass window. Monet painted the same picture at different times of day and year and this changed the way the painting looked. The light that shined through the glass window showed the beautiful color and design of the artist. The children then received their own smooth piece of glass to design. These pieces of glass will be connected to form a beautiful stained glass design to adorn the classrooms. We look forward to more visits from Mummies and Masterpieces throughout the year.
Shimi Zumba brought spirit and joy to Chanukah as the Kindergarten classes participated in Chanukah themed Zumba. It was collaborative, lively and so much fun!
Mad Science came and brought the scientific concept of light to the ECC. Chanukah allows for tremendous investigation and scientific discovery. The classrooms we immersed with this throughout our weeks of learning.
The children made levivot (latkes), sufganiot (donuts), and Chanukah cookies as well! They also had an opportunity to fill their own donuts and decorate them with frosting or sprinkles. A very big thank you to the Friedlander family for donating the delicious donuts!