This week our class began the study of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew). The Passover story is a springboard to exploring powerful subjects such as freedom, faith and departing from the status quo. It's exciting to hear your children's insights into the issues evoked by the tale of the exodus from Egypt.
In Hebrew, we explored the final letters of the Aleph Bet. The following letters are written differently when they occur at the end of a word: Mem, Tzadee, Nun, Chaf and Fey. The Hebrew word for final is Sofit, so we refer to these letters as Mem Sofit, Tzadee Sofit, etc. We practiced Hebrew writing and decoded Passover vocabulary words.
Each child made a matzah person and created a story line about a run-away matzah - as in the story "The Gingerbread Man". You may be interested in a book entitled "The Matzah Man" by Naomi Howland.
I look forward to more Pesach fun, including our model Seder. Have a wonderful week. Love, Mindy