I absolutely love doing our Form of Expression groups when we learn about the Torah portions- I think it’s a great way for the kids to collaborate with one another, bounce ideas of off each other, and to learn about the rich, wonderful stories of the Torah. This week we talked about Chayei Sarah, where Abraham’s wife and Isaac’s mother Sarah dies. The story centers around Abraham sending his servant out to find a wife for his son, Isaac. The students seemed to enjoy making connections to real life- and joked a lot about why the camel in the story (before understanding the moral) was more important than Isaac’s new wife J
After splitting up into our FOE groups, my students drew their interpretation of the story using rich colored pencils and their imaginations, and wrote a quick summary about what happened in this Parsha. I’m looking forward to seeing the first couple of portions of our Torah come to life next week!