The Giving Tree

This week the 4th and 5th grade students worked on Tu B’svhat writing projects.

In celebration of trees and nature for Tu B’shvat, the 5th Grade read The Giving Tree and discussed what it was really about. Then they each wrote short essays about intangible gifts they both give and receive. The responses were heartfelt and well-written.

4th Grade wrote short poems about anything in nature. Some wrote about grass, rainbows, mountains, trees, flowers, and snow. Next they painted what their poems were about and then were tasked with writing a longer “ode” to their poems’ subjects. We are so impressed with their work!

This is a wonderful example of how OUR teachers are working with our students on important secular lessons while instilling strong Jewish values. The values will be embedded in our children’s hearts and foundation for life.


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