Back to School All Over Again

Who knew there would be a Monday in mid-December that would feel far scarier than the first day of school?  Today was the 74th day of Kindergarten, but it was also the first day of school since the horrible events unfolded in Newtown, since our whole world changed.  Even though my son attends elementary school hundreds of miles from CT, it was very hard to drop him off at school today and it will be hard again tomorrow. For my son who has no idea what happened last Friday, it was just another Monday morning. He wanted the weekend to …

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Hanukkah Goes to Public School

This week I went to my son’s kindergarten class to talk about Hanukkah.  My husband and I read a story, showed the children a manorah, introduced the Hebrew letters on the dreidel and the talked about olives and olive oil.   It was all over in a short and sweet 20 minutes! While preparing for our 20 minutes in the Kindergarten spotlight, I did some research and wrote a piece for the Washington Jewish Week.  Following are some resources and my article in case you are planning a similar presentation. My blogging friend, Joanna Brichetto, aka The Bible Belt Balabusta is …

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