This week we will celebrate Israel’s 72nd birthday!
This special day is called Yom Ha’Atzmaut.
One of the special foods that people eat in Israel is salad. I know we eat salad here too, but in Israel they make it a special way. They chop up the vegetables into tiny cubes and dress it very simply with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. It is healthy and delicious!
Here is the vocabulary for the salad in Hebrew:
Now that you know the words, we can sing one of my favourite songs together.
These are the actions:
Make the rhythm on your lap, clap twice for “salat”
Pretend to chop using one hand as the cutting board and the other as a knife “nachtoch ha yirakot”
Wave your right hand inward “agvaniah” left hand “melafefone.
Put both hands together at the elbows, joining fingertips to make a heart for “chasa”.
Make a circle shape with your two fingers “ve’ gam tzon”
Stick arms out in front then rub your fists on your eyes like you are crying “bazal…wahhh”
Repeat rhythm and clapping
Pretend to pour oil from your thumb “nosif shemen”
Turn both hands like you are squeezing lemon halves “limon”
Use pointer fingers to show salt falling “me’at melach”
Clap “salat tayim, salat bari” put hands out as an offering “ze tov” thumbs to chest “labriut she’li”
Here are my boys (much younger in Israel) demonstrating and teaching me!
Don’t forget to record your own video singing the song with the actions on flipgrid with the code: ojcskinder1
Page 1) Trace around the kuf and colour it in any colour you want, then circle all the kufs in the words: Keshet-rainbow, Kof-monkey, Yarok-green, Karov-close, Rak- only/just, Bakbook- bottle, lakach-take
Page 2) Colour according to the code: Dalet- adom, Yud-katom, Kuf- yarok, Hay-tzahov, Vav-cachol, Zayin-tzevah
Page 3) Practice printing the letter kuf. Trace first and then print at least 5 kufs.
Please share your completed work with me: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Israel, people celebrate all over the country beginning in the evening with with a special torch lighting, fireworks, and street parties.
The next day people get together for barbeques on the beach or in parks. Many people dress in blue and white (kachol ve’ lavan) the colours of the flag, and eat special foods like hummus, falafel, pita, kababs, watermelon, Bamba, and Israeli salad. There is folk dancing and lots of music, including special concerts.
Many people imagine that Israel is a desert, but although it is tiny, the country has many different parts and when you travel through it you see that Israel has everything from busy cities, to beaches, mountains, deserts, and lakes.
Today, we will make a map of Israel and colour in the different areas using glue and materials from home.
What You Need
Map of Israel Printable (I ran out of ink so I drew it with a sharpie and glued it onto cardboard from a cereal box)
Glue (can be made by mixing one part flour with one part water, e.g.:1/4 c flour and 1/4 cup water).
Different materials that are blue, green, orange and brown. I used blue paper from flyers, green edamame beans, orange lentils, and brown rice. Feel free to substitute with whatever you have on hand. It could even be a collage using only recycled materials like supermarket flyers or old magazines.
Need an idea for Choice Time?? Thanks to Stella and her Mom for posting this creative idea on our Choice Time Flipgrid! Our first #OJCSEarthDay Challenge picture was completed today. Thanks to Yaara for a beautiful picture!
Knesset has put together an OJCS Earth Day Challenge. It consists of 10 activities to complete by the end of the month. Let’s see if the Kindergarten can complete the challenge! Share your photos and posts using #OJCS Earth Day Challenge.