On Yom Hazikaron, the Grade Three classes attended a solemn and meaningful Yom Hazikaron assembly. The students focused on Peace as a way to honour all the brave soldiers who lost their lives in Israel.
We read the poem I Dream a World by Langston Hughes, wrote similes for peace, and worked on our songs of Peace.
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!
photographs by Noa iMovie produced by Gila
A song for Peace
We are a family, deeply connected, even with COVID, we stand together.
The earth is our home land, we all live on our world, always connected, always affected.
חסד הוא מה שאנו, חושבים עליו כשלום, לכל אחד יכול להיות דעה
La gentillesse est ce que nous, considérons comme la paix, tout le monde peut, avoir une opinion.
3A Similes for Peace
Photographer and producer Shayna & Re’em
We started the day off with a door decorating challenge. The students had so much fun decorating!
Our students rotated through six AMAZING stations taking them “around Israel” for Pita making, an IDF code breaking station, bracelet making, Karaoke, trivia, and making chocolate balls. Karaoke was so popular that we went for another round in the afternoon. The Pokemon theme song was a big hit with Grade 3.
We played a special Yom Ha’atzmaut Kahoot game created by two students. It was so much fun testing our knowledge of Israel.
We finished off the day with cupcakes. A perfect way to end the day.
The students had so much fun with their grandparents on Generations Day. They spent time talking and enjoying each other’s company. Discussion topics ranged from mitzvahs, nicknames, and places to visit in Israel. It was a special day!