In class, we asked what a hero was. We got some very interesting answers (from "is it a food?" to "a sandwich!") We explained that a hero is someone who is brave, honest, a good friend,and does the right thing - Does anyone know anyone like that? was then asked. Hmmmm... this is how we started talking about Martin Luther King Jr. He was a man who believed in friendship and being peaceful, of being nice to everyone no matter how tall you are, no matter what your hair color is, no matter if you wear glasses, no matter the color of your skin, no matter what your wearing. He was a hero. Do we know any other heros? Abraham was a hero - he was chosen to be the first Jewish person and to father a nation - he was brave, honest, a good friend and did the right thing. We read and learned alot about Abraham through out this year. "What about Moses?" a child asked -YES he was a hero too! He got it!
In the spirit of friendship, one of the activities we did was to make a special bag snack for another in the class. The yeladim scooped many different snacks into specially made bags for their friends and gave them to each other. "Did you like what I made for you?" "I remembered you liked lots of pretzels" were some of the lovely comments overheard. The smiles on their faces was certainly the best parts for our Morahs!
Morah Risa and Morah Debby