Friday, September 21, 2012

{FIAR} Mrs. Katz and Tush

Paper Driedel we printed and assembled from enchanted learning. 
We made a paper menorah and used the center candle to light a new candle each day we studied Judaism.

We used to be part of a yahoo group called flat travelers, it was like a Flat Stanley project. We had sent our polar bear Louie to Israel and while there he stayed with a Jewish family and celebrated Hanukkah. It was fun to go back through and read all he did while staying with his host family.
 Some fiction and non fiction books we read to go along with Mrs. Katz and Tush.
 We watched this fun DVD,now the kids want a kitten! Robin then drew Tush and her 4 babies.
Some fun fiction books about cats. Color kittens was a fun one for  Duck and Owl. We painted after reading this book and worked on color mixing in our egg cartons, then added some more painted papers to our pile for future art crafts.

We made a Cheesy Potato Kugel

We Celebrated Sukkot!

The kids decorating the baby gate that will be the roof of the Sukkot with paper fruit.
Playing Stack the States on the Ipad in the Sukkot hut, who doesn't love hanging out it a fort//hut?

Robin made signs for our pets to hang up on a telephone pole if they were ever lost like Tush was in the story.I didn't get a picture of them because when I tried to look for them they disappeared and were nowhere to be found!

We spent quite a bit of time going through Jewish holidays. We really felt like we related to this book. We had a Manx cat ( they have no tails) for many years before she died. Out neighbor came from Poland  many years ago and speaks very little English. And of course we just read about slavery so this tied in well. Tomorrow we are going through a house that used to be part of the underground railroad and see were they hid the slaves in the basement.

This was one of the more difficult FIAR stories  we have done due to all the confusing words and Jewish holidays but we all learned quite a bit. We actually rowed this book for 2 weeks instead of 1 partly because we had so many field trips interrupting our day, and partly because I really wanted to go deeper about Jewish holidays.

1 comment:

MommyKuehner said...

Looks fun! Lydia and Caty just watched Kitty Party too. They loved it!