On Tuesday, the Shorashim learners did something we’ve never accomplished before as a group! We followed a recipe to bake a special Tu B’Shevat cake. The children worked together cooperatively and harmoniously to read the recipe (with the help of pictograms), catalog our ingredients, divide the work into discrete tasks, assist each other, and wait patiently for each step in the long baking sequence to be completed.
I was so impressed with the maturity, responsibility, and joy they showed throughout the cake-making process. When we proudly shared our cake with Nitzanim after Zman Musika (Music time), the cake’s Tu B’Shevat-themed tree-derived ingredients (dates and chocolate) were the only things sweeter than our group’s success!