What a wonderful summer we had at JPS! Our theme this year was ‘A Trip around the World” and each week we have ‘traveled to and explored’ a different country! We are learning so much through play and hands-on experiences. Here are a few of the highlights:

In France, the children partook in a “Tour de France”, baked French pastries, learned to count to 10 in French with some of our parents who are French, and made Eiffel tower artwork.

In Italy, we baked pizza, dyed pasta, went on “gondola rides”, created Venetian masks, built the leaning tower of Pisa, and our weekly challah was sprinkled with Italian seasoning!

In England we had tea parties, baked scones, our art projects consisted of double decker buses, crowns, we built the London bridge and sat on thrones! Our weekly challah was glazed with honey.

In preparation for July 4th, we made a quick stop back in the USA. We made fireworks, apple pie, apple pie scented playdough, tie-dyed shirts red/white/blue, our weekly challah was topped with red/white/blue sprinkles.

We are preparing for fall and excited to welcome many new families to the JPS community. Wishing everyone a healthy end of summer and beginning of fall!



Rafi, Seth, and Jude enjoying a tea party.

Naomi is selling pizza & pasta in her Italian café.

Denis Rouchouze, originally from France, was a guest visitor to our classroom!

Victor is focused on his Eiffel Tower project.

The toddlers are off on the Tour de France!