This week wasn’t your typical Sunday, for many reasons. We started the day off with our normal FOE class, reviewing last class’s Parsha before talking about this week’s Torah Portion Vayishlach. I read them a couple of modern-interpretations, which I think is a great way for the kids to understand the story relative to our lives.
We switched classes at 10:30, and rather than do our normal FOE, we had a really wonderful and in-depth discussion about the Immigration Ban put in place by President Trump. I let the students do most of the talking, which offered me and the students a refreshing point of view. I was truly impressed and blown away by the knowledge that my student’s had and the questions, comments, point of views that each student took. Everyone participated and the discussion was so thoughtful. You should all be proud of how your children handled themselves during the day- it’s been a hard time for all of us, and you have all taught your children to be respectful while still having their own ideals!
After the discussion, I asked the students what they thought they could do that would have an impact on the recent event’s- so they each either drew a picture or wrote a letter to the refugees, or wrote a letter to The White House. As a unit, we will figure out the next steps for this project!