I am so proud of the work, learning and enthusiasm of our Kindergarten students.
Not only did they blow us away during our model seders (as I’m sure they will at home for the real ones), but they have shown amazing growth in social skills during our Caught Being Kind initiative.
What does it mean to be caught being kind?
It is when students are noticed by their peers or a teacher doing what is right, helping a friend, being extra polite, being a leader, and going the extra mile to make someone else feel good.
Here in Kindergarten, we have been caught in many ways including helping zip our friends’ coats, giving compliments, helping to clean up after an activity, making cards, pictures, or necklaces for our classmates and teachers, following our classroom rules and showing exemplary behaviour.
Students were acknowledged both in the moment and at the end of the week with a special visit from Mrs. Gordon. She presented them with a golden heart and certificate of kindness.
This year KA will be having a Model Seder on Tuesday, March 23rd, and KB on Wednesday, March 24th. We will begin in the morning during our Judaics class. As it is a special event, students are welcome to come dressed up.
For the day of our Model Seder each student is asked to bring the following items (in addition to a regular snack/lunch):
1 hard-boiled egg (peeled and wrapped please)
1 or 2 small celery sticks
1 leaf of romaine lettuce
The remainder of the Seder ingredients, such as egg matzah, horseradish, NUT FREE charoset, and grape juice, will be provided.
*Should you have any concerns regarding food allergies, please provide your child with his/her own food.
Passover is getting closer. We have learned the story of Moses and how the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt in the Torah.
Here is a cute version I made with my class at Ganon Preschool.
Many of these students are now at The OJCS in Grade 1. Do you recognize them?
We are going to be creating our own Haggadah to use at our Family Seders. It is a pretty long book to make because the Seder is long and has a lot of steps to do in order. Each page is one of the steps.
The link to print the Haggadah is in the calendar. and also here:
I recommend trying to finish 2 pages a day in order to be ready for the Leyl HaSeder.
Cut out the face on all except the last page. You only need to cut 3 sides (cut the top off altogether). It is ok if your parents help you. There are 13 heads to cut!
On the last page glue a photo of your face over the oval shape.
Now do your best to colour the pages neatly. You can also glue textured materials such as tissue paper, felt, jewels or whatever you have at home. Make it special so you can use it again next year!
I recommend putting the pages in clear page protectors in a duotang. This will keep them safe from food and grape juice spills during the Seder.
I can’t wait to see them! You can show and tell me about it with this Flipgrid code: