There is a lot of excitement about getting ready for Pesach (Passover) in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten).
On Sunday, we met in person (outside). We brought out our super big seder plate, so we could work on remembering how to say the names of five main items that might be found on the seder plate.
We got to taste (or smell) some foods that might be on a seder plate, or at a seder.
Part of our process was smelling the מָרוֹר (maror– horseradish). We paid attention to the way it made us feel when we smelled it.
One of the children said, “it makes my nose have to blow”.
Another child commented that, “I think that’s why there is something bitter on the seder plate, It’s not nice to force them (the Israelites) to be slaves.”
We have been hearing Exodus 1-15, the text in the torah that primarily focuses on the Israelites becoming slaves and then being freed.
Looking forward to some more seder exploration next week!