This week in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we have been doing a lot of thinking and building about Genesis chapter 13:7 (in our אַבְרָהָם וְלוֹט (Avraham V’Lot) theme), when an argument takes place between Avram’s and Lot’s herders.
Some children thought that the argument was related to inequity between the different characters. They thought that in addition to the herders, Avram and Lot were active participants in the argument. Some children thought the argument was caused by spacial or environmental factors. Some children’s ideas contained a combination of the two. Some children have started to identify feelings associated with arguments.
It is so exciting to learn about the children’s ideas and interpretations of the text!