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Jan 26

How Tall is the Mountain of God?

So many fantastic ideas arise when we talk together while we illustrate our ideas! Last week, a few Nitzanimers wondered, “How tall is the mountain of God?” Here’s what they had to say while they discussed their drawings:

Morah: What do you think about the mountain of God?

Second Grader 1: I think it just went up and up and up and up and never stopped going up

First Grader: That would be impossible

Second Grader 1: I don’t care. I just think

First Grader: If it never stopped going up it would just keep on going up and up

Second Grader 2: That’s the point

Morah: (couldn’t hear second grader 2) There’s what?

Second Grader 2: Where God is

First Grader: If you believe that God isn’t real then he was out of the atmosphere of our solar system which is impossible

Second Grader 1: Are we talking about space?

First Grader: Then no one would know about God

Three second graders laugh together as they talk about the mountain of God.

Three second graders laugh together as they talk about the mountain of God.

Later conversation:

Second Grader 1: Oh! How tall is the mountain of God?

Morah: What comment or question do you have?

First Grader: Two million thousand billion feet

Edden: Um maybe…

Second Grader 3: Well it couldn’t be maybe that high unless

Second Grader 2: It was bigger than Mt Everest and it’s a real mountain so it can’t be

Second Grader 3: Moshe wouldn’t be able to climb it unless when he was in there was like a short cut and it was kind of high

Listening to children talk about their ideas while they draw has been the highlight of our theme so far. I’m so excited to continue to hear children share their ideas.

Two first graders working together on an idea.

Two first graders working together on an idea.

Two first graders discuss their drawings.

Two first graders discuss their drawings.

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