Seder Ready!

Pesach (Passover) will be here on Friday night! In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we have been getting ready in a number of ways.

We have been hearing Exodus 1-15, the text in the torah that primarily focuses on the Israelites becoming slaves and then being freed.

Children have been collaborating on building to show their interpretations of the text.

“This is the place where the grain is kept, the Israelites are building it, there are guards all around to make sure the Israelites don’t escape.”

Some children have started to make associations between the items that might be on a Seder plate and parts of the text. Children have started to build based on their ideas about how the items on the seder plate are connected to the text.

This child said that זְרוֹעַ ( Z’roah- the shank bone) is on the Seder plate because, “their (Pharaoh and the Egyptians) brains were not flexible, they wouldn’t let the Israelites go.”

It’s Pharaoh (the Egyptian king) not thinking flexibly…. he can’t see.

We have be working on remembering how to say the names of five main items that might be found on the Seder plate. These children are carrying our really big Seder plate so we can use it to practice the names!

We continued to taste the items that might be found on the Seder plate.

We are tasting כַּרפַּס ( karpas– parsley dipped in salt water ) at a Seder!

The שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) children each made their own Seder plate that they could use at a Seder!

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