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Nov 15

Shorashim using new materials

Using Pastels for the first time!

Shorashim came into Yetzirah today to explore animals (chayot חיות). Today was also the first day we introduced them to a new art material – oil pastels. Some of the children’s reactions to the new material were confused. They said, “When it dries I will…” as if the oil pastels were paint. Shorashim also had a huge desire to continue work on their animals using these materials at home.

Children were given animals parts – bodies and legs separately – so the children could make the animal they wanted. Next week the children will use these chayot in imaginative play!

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