This year Hanukkah starts on Dec 20th at night. It last for eight nights and each night she will light candles. She told us about how she eats potato latkes which are a lot like potato pancakes. She told us that she gives and receives presents too. Ms. Lirenman read us an exciting story called Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. If you follow the link you can listen to the story being read by the author.
One of our favourite things about learning about Hanukkah is that Ms. L taught us about the dreidel game she played with her brothers and sisters when she was little. To play the game you spin a dreidel, which is like a toy top. Depending on which hebrew character the dreidel lands on you either have to put coins into the pile, take coins out of the pile, or do nothing.