This morning, as I was rushing around getting all of the materials ready for my child for his morning at his desk, in his room, I realized something very important. I have been so worried about his work, about his managing and feeling whole. I have been worried about my extended family and their emotional and physical health. I have been so worried about going to the supermarket and potentially bringing home germs. I have worried about all of you, your children, if you are all healthy, how you are managing. I have worried about our teachers, how they are managing work and their children and their hearts breaking for not being able to be with your children. All of this is so very real, and so very sad. I am guessing many of you may have already seen the article from Harvard Business Review that responds to the grief we are experiencing, but in case you haven’t, I have included it here. It is all very real, and every emotion we feel right now and moving forward, is ok. I think what keeps me going in all of this, is the promise of the day, and hopefully on the sooner side, that our community will be physically back together again.
I want to thank so many of you for such wonderful feedback over these weeks, this is no easy task for any of us, and it truly does require us to build together, as one. I know that this will continue, but I share it today, for it is what I am grateful for in this moment.
I invite you to begin your new day with breath and with intention.
Music and Movement:
Favorite Passover Songs
Brought to you by our Hebrew Immersion teachers, Shoshi and Meirav, they share some of their favorite songs, some that we sing here and some that are sung by children in Israel!
Did you know that teacher Shoshi has a twin sister? And just like Shoshi, she teaches Israeli Dance, but she does it in English! (Parents, Shoshi is one of our Hebrew Immersion teachers, and as such, the children can only hear her speak in Hebrew). Dance your heart out, for at least a few minutes, in Part 1 of our 6 part series. There are so many activities that go along with the theme of the song, too (all related to the sun).
Take a minute to breath and get centered, and then encourage your child to go for a quiet walk where you just listen. You will be amazed at the details you pick up in soundscapes.
Any child can help you go through your cabinets or fridge to make a shopping list. They can count what you already have, sort what you have, and figure out what you need. This is one of those practical life skills we talked about last week. Older children can make graphs of the various foods or even food types.
Puffy Sidewalk Chalk
You might not get your child to come back inside!
Get ready for Passover using items you already have around the house.
Have a wonderful day.