Welcome to Gan Khugim!
" A teacher affects eternity:
 She can never tell where her influence stops."
                                                - Henry Adams



I am looking forward to another great year in Gan Khugim. The first class will be on Thursday September 6th.


September has been both busy and exciting for all of us. We started the year off with a unit on a great book called Brown Bear, Brown Bear,  What Do You See ?  Each child picked  their favorite character from the book  to paint a large picture of. Teaching the children how to say all the characters in Hebrew was a great learning experience for them.  We all enjoyed playing brown bear bingo, and coloring pictures of the story.


             For Rosh Hashanah we sponge painted apples cutouts creating a cute fridge magnet. We also read the book Sammy Spiders First Rosh Hashanah. A favorite thing in the afternoon has been  playing  musical instruments and learning some actions to new songs. Mother Nature has been great so far this year and we have enjoyed the warm sunshine in the outside playground. It has been wonderful for all the children to interact and get to know each other along with Sara and myself.


 We are looking forward to the coming months with lots of hands on experiences!




              Gooey Goop
  What You Will Need:
Solution A
 1 cup water
 1 cup white glue
 2Tbs. liquid tempera paint or 7-10 drops food coloring
Solution B
11/3 cup warm water and 4 tsp borax laundry booster
1. Mix solution A together in a bowl.
2. In a second bowl mix the ingredients in solution B until
    the borax is completely dissolved.
3. Slowly pour solution A into solution B Do not mix.
4. Roll solution A around in solution B 4-5 times.
5. Lift solution A out of solution B and knead for 2-3 min.
6. Store GOOEY GUNK in an airtight container or bag.
               Bird Feeders
            1.Large pinecone
            3.Bag of bird seed
  Roll the pinecone in margarine and roll into seeds
  We wrapped a piece of wool around the pinecone
  before we rolled  it in margarine so it is easy to hang
   in a tree.
                  Tub Time Crayons
  What You Will Need:
  1 cup Ivory soap
  1/4 cup warm water
  4-6 drops food coloring
  Plastic cookie cutters
1.  Mix water,soap,and food coloring in a bowl.
2. When the mixture gets stiff remove from the bowl and
    knead until it is the consistency of thick dough.
3. Spoon into plastic cookie cutters.
4. Put into the freezer for 10 minutes.
5. Pop the crayons out of the cookie cutters and allow
    them to dry overnight or until hard.