We had a wonderful Purim learning day. Purim is celebrated in the month of Adar and in honor of the coming Purim celebration, we are encouraged to find joy in the entire month of Adar. We are to try and increase our happiness because we have survived. As part of that happiness, we want to share our contentment with others. It is customary to share a basket of food goodies with at least one other person on Purim. The bag or basket would have two foods and a fruit or juice. Have fun sharing!
To understand the Purim story, the students heard the words of the Megillah or scroll of Esther and a rhyming version written in the style of Dr. Seuss.
We studied the text and discussed the customs for charity, gift giving, and eating on Purim and the message to stand up for what you believe in.
The fourth grade made illustration posters to accompany the telling of the Esther story. Next Sunday there will be an assembly when the story with the posters will be presented. The posters are amazing illustrations of the characters in the story, customs, messages from the scroll, and actions to be taken. The students worked for 2 and 1/4 hours straight on Purim related activities. What a wonderful group of learners!!!
Have a great week.