- Posted by Tamar Rotstein
- On February 28, 2016
- 1 Comments
Sunday, February 28, 2016
19 Adar 5776
Dear First Grade Families,
Today we learned about Jacob and Esau through Godly Play.
Godly Play is an innovative approach to religious education that seeks not so much to tell stories of faith in order that we will “know” them, but rather as spiritual action of finding meaning, identity and God through storytelling and listening. It uses specially created artifacts and symbolic objects to enable a story teller to powerfully engage children in the wonderment of scripture, parables, liturgy etc. A Godly Play session includes a time to:
- Get ready
- Tell a story using objects and artifacts
- Explore the story more with wondering questions and discussion
We discussed the meaning of the Hebrew word, “Kavod”(respect) and brainstormed some ways we can show “Kavod” to honor our family and friends. We asked, “How would this story of Jacob and Esau be different if the two brothers treated each other with “Kavod”? Students thought about how they can show “Kavod” to a friend or family member and made a special coupon to give to that person to show their appreciation.
Check out our photos below!
Have a fabulous week,