The things that will never make it in the baby books and other musings from a stay at home mom

Friday, March 24, 2006

I guess when you only eat 3 foods, you have to think about this kind of stuff

Julia's class has been hard at work this week with projects and songs and discussions all related to the upcoming holiday of Passover. Her teacher's been going all out on this one; the kids have built their own pyramids and dressed up in the kind of traditional Egyptian headdresses they would have worn as slaves and acted out the story of Passover. They've been singing holiday songs and reading holiday stories and assembling holiday puzzles. There's even crumbled matzoh in the sensory table this week.

For today's Passover project, the class discussed what it would have been like to cross through the Red Sea and come out as free people on the other side. Each child was asked what the first thing he or she would have done after gaining his or her freedom, and the teachers wrote their answers down on individual pieces of paper for the kids to illustrate.

Most of the kids said that they would have playdates with their friends or play with a favorite toy or hug their Mommies, Julia reported when she told me about the project after school, but not my kid. In classic Julia fashion, she thought through the situation and then announced that her first act as a free person would be to go to the grocery store. There wouldn't be much string cheese left, she reasoned, after all of that fleeing.


At 3:43 PM, Blogger Steph said...

She cracks me up!

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Julia, you're my kinda gal. First things, first, right?!

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Ahh yes..I have always thought the Pesach story and ritual lacked string cheese!

At 12:50 AM, Anonymous chelle said...

hehehe!! Run for the cheese! Very practical response!

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Mom said...

Julia's version of manna from heaven...


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