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Two Projects for Elul – Carnival & NEW Rosh Hashanah Lapbook!


Yup, I’m resurrecting the Carnival of Jewish Homeschooling, and I hope you-all will come along for the ride.  Here’s some information and links to past carnivals.

Or, just round up your best blog posts about teaching your kids – whether or not you homeschool full-time! – and submit them here.

So what else is NU around here???


A brand-new Rosh Hashanah Lapbook is on its way, with VERY special original graphics (unlike the one at left) created especially by Ted (my super-talented husband).

This will be a “paid” lapbook (like the ones I made for Tefillah and Pesach) meaning you PayPal me whatever you think is reasonable, and I send you print-quality PDFs along with basic instructions.  You provide the content:  ie, find books to read and discuss the topics with your children in any way that fits your family’s beliefs and observances.

Components I’m including in this fabulous lapbook!

  1. Months of the Jewish Year
  2. When is Rosh Hashanah?
  3. Rosh Hashanah… in the Torah
  4. Names of Rosh Hashanah
  5. Honey Comes From Bees
  6. Round Challahs for Rosh Hashanah
  7. A Shofar is a Ram’s Horn
  8. Rosh Hashanah Recipe Cards (including my honey cake recipe)
  9. Greeting Card Template, Sample Greetings & Envelope
  10. Tashlich – Crumbs in the River
  11. What’s in My Machzor
  12. Scales:  The Book of Life
  13. Symbolic Foods on the Table
  14. Akeidas Yitzchak (The Binding of Isaac)
  15. Sounds of the Shofar
  16. Unesaneh Tokef: Teshuvah, Tefillah, Tzedakah (Repentence, Prayer, Charity)
  17. Forgiving Our Friends

If there’s anything you’d like to see included, ask me now… or else stay tuned.  It should be available by about the middle of next week, in plenty of time to let you work on it before Rosh Hashanah!

To see previous lapbook projects that we’ve done or that I’ve created, click here.

Yay, to a busy, fun month of back-to-homeschool!!!  (though it’s true; we haven’t exactly been AWAY…)