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Oct 23

A Whole Lotta Teamwork

Overheard in the יצירה (yetzirah–art/creativity) studio today:
“Can you hand me the tape?”
“What if we connect our chains?”
“Here you hold this while I connect the walls.”
Nitzanim (“Buds” for 1st/2nd grade) children were more than ready to work together to execute some large-scale sukkot designs. Working in groups of three, children had access to a wide range of materials and were challenged to create two- and three-dimensional elements for a sukkah. Here are only some of the many ways children supported each other today:
This pair helped each other cover the board. One child held the board and the other child taped the paper in place.
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These two discovered a way to prop up a wall using a stick. They had to work together to affix the stick to the cardboard.
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Many children made paper chains for their sukkot and connected small strands to create large garlands.
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It’s hard to tell in the picture below, but one second grader handed the other second grader leaves and helped cut the tape to the appropriate size.
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Cutting cardboard is definitely tricky, but it’s not so bad if you cut from opposite sides toward the center like these partners.
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What a caring community we’re building in Nitzanim!

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