? מה נשמע (How are you?) I hope you’re all staying safe and warm during this fourth nor’easter. This past Sunday your fifth graders started off our morning talking about vagnism and how it relates to keeping kosher. It turns out that the country of Israel is one of the most vegan friendly places. We had an interesting discussion about veganism and shared our reactions to the article. You can take a closer look at the article here.
After Hebrew and music, we started preparing for our Passover seder (which is this Sunday 3/25) by reviewing what the holiday is all about. Our big thinking job was why is Passover referred to as the nature of miracles? And what does dayenu, “it would have been enough,” really mean? To help us out we had some help from the Maccabeats again. Take a look at their two awesome videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmthKpnTHYQand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZgDNPGZ9Sg
We ended the class by starting our Passover craft project and we watched the beginning of the movie The Prince of Egypt. In this animated retelling of the Book of Exodus, Egyptian Prince Moses, upon discovering his roots as a Jewish slave, embarks on a quest to free his people from bondage. We will finish watching this movie and finish our projects this coming Sunday 3/25.
Lastly, I would just to check-in with you all, the students and families, about how they’re feeling about their gemilut chasadim project. Again, this is our big end of the year project that the students will be working on both in and outside of class on a cause that they feel passionately about. This is an independent project that I hope the students take initiative on, but I am here as a resource and am happy to answer any questions or concerns. When you have time, please fill out this google form with your student. Also, please feel free to reach out to me directly as well.