With Purim coming immediately after our February break, our class delved into the story of Purim. We discussed how the story has hidden messages of the need to take a stand, to act even when acting is difficult, and to treat all with respect. After reviewing the highlights and the characters, the students began working on setting up our props for the telling of the Purim story that will occur during the assembly on March 4. Each student chose either a location or character, some choosing more than one. The students then considered the dress of the time and made draft drawings of the characters and setting that will be the backdrop for the Purim storytelling.
The students practiced the V’ahavta. They are very close to mastery of the difficult tune and will be ready to lead the chanting of the prayer at our school shabbat dinner on March 9. Hopefully, most, if not all of you, will be attending.
The students that have Hebrew with me worked some on reading but also on reading and understanding some Hebrew words. The students working with Jake will be doing the same next class.
Hope you all enjoy the week and our community spirit, which can carry us through a team win or loss, because no matter what, we are in it together.