Friday, October 2, 2015

Enjoying the End of Summer

Though fall has officially begun, we have enjoyed quite a bit of summery weather over the last few weeks. Perfect weather to celebrate the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot!

We need schach, the branches that cover the top of the sukkah! The wheelbarrow can help transport branches.

We can bring them by hand too. 

Someone else can have a turn with the wheelbarrow.

The completed sukkah is a lovely place to gather.

We decorated mini-sukkahs by choice for gluing work this week. Not everyone chose this work, and each was decorated in its own way.

We gathered in the sukkah to say the blessings and shake the lulav and the etrog, the four species that we use on sukkot.

Every child was eager for a turn. It was too heavy to hold alone so Ariel gave some help.

Being outside has been refreshing! What have we been up to?

Looking for insects and other creatures under logs and stumps has been a very popular activity.

We are digging up the sod for a new flowerbed - we will plant bulbs and watch as they grow and bloom this spring.

Everybody in! Sometimes a new element, like a tarp over the climbing structure, can spark all kinds of adventures.

Chag Sameach! Happy Holiday!

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