emphasizing empathy & compassion (with a nod to the idea of Rosh Hashonah – new year, new beginnings).
Action: Apple Pie chant (suit actions to words)
Read parts of The World’s Birthday by Barbara Goldin (Rosh Hashonah story) but a bit long for this group.
Book: New Year at the Pier : A Rosh Hashonah Story by April Halprin Wayland (talked about different kinds of new years – the Jewish new year tradition of apples & honey and Tashlich tossing bits of bread into water and saying sorry to start the New Year with a “clean heart.”)
Participatory Storytelling/Props: The Little Red House with No Doors & No Windows, a Chimney On Top & a Star in the Middle – urged kids to practice this story with each other – then tell it to family members tonight. (wonderful practice for listening skills, sequencing, speaking skills)