Throughout the year, students in JK105 have been learning all about themselves. They have studied their faces while drawing self-portraits, learned their Hebrew name and have discovered many of their likes and dislikes through graphs, discussions and our question of the day. Earlier this year they spoke about what it means to be a family and each student had the opportunity to look at a photo of their family and draw them.
As Tu B'Shevat approaches and we are learning all about trees, we thought it was the perfect time to extend this learning to discovering more about both their immediate and extended families. Students and families have begun working together to make family trees that they will be sharing with the class.
When children learn about their own family tree, it helps them understand more about who they are. Looking through family photos enables them to see similar characteristics they may share with other family members. It also enhances their feeling of stability and security as they see they are part of something bigger than themselves.
They are excited to learn more about each family throughout the next couple of weeks!