Friday, 7 December 2012

Hanukkah

Because Ms. Lirenman celebrates Hanukkah instead of Christmas (or any of the other holidays that many of us celebrate) she decided to teach us a little bit about Hanukkah.  We learned about the fact that Hanukkah lasts for 8 days, and that each night candles are lit.  We learned that it is to remember a time when a temple was destroyed and oil was found. The oil was suppose to burn for only one night but it burned for eight nights instead.

In addition she taught us how to play the dreidel game, and she even brought in dreidels for us to play with.  Some of us taught our big buddies how to play.

Finally we made Menorahs for our classroom window because we learned that Jewish people put their lit Menorah's in their windows.

Oh and of course we've shared a few great stories about Hanukkah.  Hanukkah starts this weekend and Ms. Lirenman tells use that she will light the menorah during school so we can see what it looks like.

Here are some pictures to enjoy.

 The letters on the dreidel, and what you need to do if your dreidel lands on one of these letters.




Playing the dreidel game.





Making Menorahs.





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