Today in Circle Time, we talked about one of our most favorite things - birthdays! Did you know that Israel is having a birthday soon?
Before we could learn too much more, we went to Kehillah, where we got to participate in Havdallah. Here, one of the Grade 6 students is passing around the spice box for all of us to smell.
Then we joined together for prayer in T'filah.
Back in the classroom, we got to learn more about Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. This year, Yom Ha'atzmaut will begin on Sunday evening, May 4 and end on Monday evening May 5. Mrs. Bernstein asked us to draw pictures about our favorite part of birthdays.
When we finished our pictures, we got to try out a Yom Ha'atzmaut word search.
We ended our day back in Circle Time, talking about all of the things that we learned about Israel's birthday today. There are great books in our TEE library if you'd like to learn more about Yom Ha'atzmaut!
To begin our day, Ms. Levy asked us to close our eyes and think about a time when we were really angry.
We then took the image in our head and drew it on our paper. Ms. Levy told us to put these aside and that we'd come back to them after Kehillah and T'filah.
During Kehillah, we got to celebrate Havdallah.
Then we prayed together in T'filah.
When we got back to the classroom, Ms. Levy read us a story about Joseph and his brothers. Joseph had eleven brothers. He told them about a dream that he had. In Joseph's dream the brothers were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly Joseph's sheaf rose and stood upright, while his brothers' sheaves gathered around his and bowed down to it. This dream did not make his brothers happy. They were angry, just like we were in our pictures! Joseph had another dream too. In his second dream, the sun and moon and eleven stars bowed down to him. This dream made his brothers even more mad. The brothers became so mad at Joseph that they sold him into slavery. After reading the story we talked about how the brothers could have reacted differently, even though they were mad and how we can react to situations that make us mad.
Second Grade had an awesome day!! In Kehillah, we celebrated Havdallah together.
Then we joined together in prayer for T'filah.
In class, we continued our Israel Map art projects from last week. We added three new cities and are excited to celebrate Israel's birthday - Yom Ha'atzmaut! Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, will begin on Sunday, evening May 4 and end on Monday evening, May 5.
After working on our maps, Mrs. Rosenblum read us a story two children and a cat. One of the children in the story was Jewish and one was Muslim. Both of the children think that the cat is theirs and they are fighting over the cat. Then, one day, the Jewish child and the Muslim child find the cat in the rain. Both children want to rescue the cat, but the cat runs away. When they find the cat, they see that the cat has kittens. The story taught us that working together to reach compromise can mean that there is enough joy to go around for everyone.