This week, we FINALLY wrote our own שמע to go inside a mezuzah. We’ve worked so hard on recognizing and writing Hebrew letters. We’ve worked so hard on our שמע research (and it remains a favorite activity – one child asked today if we could go into the Chapel and do more research!). Today, we wrote the שמע.
First we reviewed our שמע research and recalled what the שמע looks like inside a mezuzah. We’ve seen what the שמע looks like inside the Torah, inside a mezuzah, and in a prayerbook. Then we copied the first line of the שמע onto special paper that had been painted to look like parchment. Even though it was the end of the day, the children concentrated and wrote beautifully! We are very excited to take our mezuzot home next week.