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Attention

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I have a student who is literally screaming for attention. “ATTENTION!!!!!!!” she types into the chat box. And then, “Did you notice how many exclamation points I used?”

How much validation can I provide for a child via a computer screen? I’ll go with the conviction that even a few moments of positive feedback can make a kid’s day.

Technology-wise, my day could stand improvement. Uploading Google images to enhance my sharing a book about baking challah , I get this error: “Your monthly upload limit of 5 has been reached.”

Last month Rabbi R. sent the classroom web host a support ticket, and the next time I entered I had no trouble. Maybe the problem will resolve spontaneously, as it seemed to last time. Or maybe they fixed it, who knows?

Hashem has helped our efforts so far – I guess the best thing to do is say some Tehillim that it continue!

In Storytime Class, we read the rest of Way Too Much Challah Dough. We viewed images of Mindy and her Bubby (what Google provides that Morah Elana imagines they might look like), a hand kneading challah dough, a bowl overflowing with challah dough, and Mindy telephoning her Bubby for help.

We discussed following directions to succeed with a recipe, and following the Torah to do the mitzvos the way Hashem wants us to.

It’s a matter of paying ATTENTION.

We talked about how dreams can seem real, like Mindy’s did to her.

We learned about the challah baking process, and about the mitzvah of “taking challah”.

Today Esti helped her mom bake challah. She loves kneading the dough!