In order to celebrate the culmination of one of our Hebrew books, Morah Jacqui’s Fifth Grade Hebrew group decided to open up a restaurant in school since the book dealt mostly with food. They began by deciding on and designing a menu, creating a cookbook containing recipes which they had researched, writing an invitation to several faculty and staff members, and creating a sign for the restaurant which they named ‘Sirachachaiz’, using the first letter of each of the student’s names – and they did it all if Hebrew!!
Several parents came in to help with the food preparation last Wednesday and Thursday. We made Burekas, hummus, pita bread, Israeli salad and ice cream. The students learned the names of each of the ingredients and cooking instructions in Hebrew. They worked very well together and were very proud of the finished products.
We had our grand opening on Friday, April 1. We had several guests join us including Dr. Waynik, and Mrs. Berg, who was celebrating her birthday. We also had parents and grandparents as well as other family members. After everyone was served, the students were able to enjoy the fruits of their labors.
It was a great learning experience and one that they are sure to remember for a long time.