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National Menorah on the Ellipse

Sunday, December 25th         

 

Celebrate the second night of Hanukah with a giant a Menorah lighting, musicians, latkes, donuts, and festive toys. Light-up some language and speech skills as well!

EXPLORE: Verb Tenses
ENRICH: Expressive Grammar

ENGAGE: Using verbs in the future tense to make predictions

 

PARENT PROMPT:

  • As you explore the festival, ask your child questions that prompt him/her to make guesses about what will happen. For example, "What kind of crafts do you think there are to make?" or "What kinds of performances do you think we will see?"

  • Give your child the sentence starter "I think we will _____" and have him/her answer the predictive questions in complete sentences.

 

 

 

TALKING

LISTENING

EXPLORE: Oral Understanding
ENRICH: Comprehension of Questions

ENGAGE: Answer questions about orally-presented information

 

PARENT PROMPT:

  • AT THE Event - See if you can learn more information about songs being sung, or special food being served. Have your child answer comprehension questions, such as "WHAT is the tallest candle called on the Menorah? "HOW many nights does Hanukah last? "WHO is singing the prayers tonight?"

 

EXPLORE: Rhyming Words
ENRICH: Phonemic Awareness

ENGAGE: Practice rhyming words

 

PARENT PROMPT:

 

  • When you pick up your driedle and menorah kits, you can play a rhyming association game::

    • First, you say a word related to the holiday and then ask him/her to come up with words that rhymes. For example, spin-win, light-might, eight-plate.

    • Turn the rhyming pairs into short /songs about the Holiday

h Sounds

WORD PLAY

SOCIAL LANGUAGE SKILLS

EXPLORE: Holiday Greetings
ENRICH: Polite Social Interactions

ENGAGE: Practice giving friends and participants greeting at the event.

 

PARENT PROMPT: 

  • Review with your child that a during the holidays there are special greetings you can use when meeting people.

  • Have your child think of three different types of Greetings that they can use say during Chanukah, and the holiday season ("Happy Chanukah", "Chanukah Sameach" "Happy Holidays" etc).

  • PRactice these greetings (using strong eye contact) first with your children to give them confidence before they greet others.

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