Using the framework of the blessings for Sukkot, our class explored the blessing formula for mitzvot as compared to a “regular” blessing. We used our new knowledge to recite the blessings over the lulav and etrog. The shaking of the lulav produced sounds that we related to rain. The smell of the etrog was incredibly strong and lingered in the classroom.
Our class ended with a game of kador basis (hebrew vocabulary baseball). The tzaov team is currently in the lead, but the sagol team is not far behind! We used vocabulary from the holidays of Tishre (the current Hebrew month) as our word bank for the game.