Tu B-Shevat in Gesher Integrates Schechter's Core Values
In honor of Tu B'Shevat, the Gesher class used their creativity to integrate Hebrew and English in their artwork and to make a connection between the Jewish Holiday, Israel and Schechter's core value Lev Tov.
In class, each student created a tree collage that describes what a tree needs to grow and what trees provide for us. The students used Hebrew and English words and wrote the various words on their tree's leaves, such as Water - Mayim, Shemesh - Sun, Adamah - Soil, Helps to breathe, Keep species alive, fertilizer etc.
In the second center, the students created a tree out of a paper towel roll and pipe cleaners. On the leaves of the tree, they wrote words that describe kindness such as helping, caring, be kind, be friendly, be nice. They made a connection to our core value of Lev Tov.
In the third center, the students decorated a pot and even though they are not in Israel they fulfilled the mitzvah of planting by planting parsley.