Today in the 7th grade, we read through a play version of the Chayei Sarah parshah. Students were easily able to understand the few important points in this parshah: the loss of Abraham’s wife, Sarah, and finding a wife for Abraham’s son, Isaac.
In our FOE group, students split into two groups and were assigned different instruction sheet tasks; one group was tasked with imagining they were Abraham, and needed to find a burial place for his wife, and the other group imagined they were Abraham and needed to find a wife for his son. Each of these groups came up with a set of instructions that they could give to a servant, similar to the story, and the servant could follow the path that was followed in the parshah.
In Hebrew, we discussed several ways that we could be learning Hebrew, and decided to begin learning some conversational Hebrew, as well as reviewing some different prayers.