This year, we began Sukkot festivities with some experiential programming and pizza lunch in our giant Sukkah! After a schoolwide introduction to the holiday of Sukkot, students broke into groups and were given a classroom to set up their “Sukkah.” Each group was provided with a box of supplies, decorations, and food to set up their model Sukkah. There was a rotation of ushpizin “biblical guests” (aka teachers dressed-up) traditionally invited into the sukkah during the week (one pair/night). When the guests entered each classroom, the students had to be the most gracious hosts and were judged based on a rubric on how hospitable they were to their guests. Students got pretty creative, which included performing skits, songs, raps, and more for their guests. It was a fun and exciting activity followed by free pizza lunch for all.
Happy Sukkot, everyone!