Had a brand new group of kids, 8 to 12, in my Book Club. The Happy Birthday? story featured once again, this time on a higher maturity level. We discussed sensitivity to others according to the Torah, rich vs. poor, reading between the lines, the narrator and courage.
We paused at a suspenseful point and discussed it.
We talked about what choice we would make if we were in the narrator’s situation.
We guessed how to spell announcement, decison and courage and practiced the correct spellings.
We are moving ahead at a brisk pace! We identified all the letters from aleph through yud. We practiced drawing letters aleph through ches. Shuvi pointed out that the ches looks like a sukkah! Names that begin with ches are Chana, Chaim and Chafetz Chaim. Chanukah also begins with a ches. Before long we will be reading Hebrew!