Friday, March 23, 2018

"Moshe had to go 10 times! 10 times!"

Passover is a holiday, a holiday, a holiday.
Passover is a holiday, a very special day.
On Passover we eat crunchy matzah, crunchy matzah, crunchy matzah.
On Passover we eat crunchy matzah to remember the slaves in Egypt.

Morah Katie: Who ruled Egypt during the time of the Passover story?
Maya: Pharaoh.
Morah Katie: Let me ask you, would you invite Pharaoh to play?
Maia: NO.
Morah Katie: Why?
Aura: Cause he is mean.
Morah Katie: What did Pharaoh do?
Maya: He made the slaves work.
Morah Katie: Slaves? What is a slave?
Miles: People who work for someone forever and doesn't get water or food or sleep.
Morah Katie: Did the Jewish people want to build for Pharaoh?
Maya: NO.
Rowen: They want to run.
Moshe: They want to stay far away from Egypt.
Morah Katie: Let me ask you about Moshe-Moshe from the Passover story because I know you will say yes about our Gan friend Moshe-would you invite Moshe to play?
Maya: Yes.
Morah Katie: Why?
Aura: He is nice.
Miles: He does not do the things that Pharaoh does.
Morah Katie: What does Moshe do?
Maya: He wants help get the Jews out of Egypt.
Miles: He rescues the Jews from Pharaoh.
Morah Katie: How?
Jade: Hashem tells him to tell Pharaoh to let them go.
Morah Katie: That sounds very brave.  So interesting, the Maccabees were brave, Queen Esther was brave and now Moses was brave.  So what happens? What does Pharaoh say?
Miles: "No No NO, I will not let them go!"
Morah Katie: What happens? 
Maya: The water turns to blood!   
Miles: All the water and the lakes and the rivers. 
Morah Katie: What happens? 
Maya: Pharaoh lets them go and then wants them back.
Miles: Moshe goes to him again.
Morah Katie: What did Pharaoh say this time?
Miles: NO NO NO!  And then there comes frogs!
Morah Katie: How many times does Moshe have to go and tell Pharaoh to let the Jewish people go? 
Maya: 10. 10 times. Then they were free!
Carson: They had to bake the crunchy matzah very fast and they were running.
Aura: I wouldn't want to be a slave.
Maya: It would be a lot of hard work.
Emily: No, we aren't slaves now.
We know the story. 
We are prepared to begin to answer why we eat such interesting food at our seder dinner.  
Next week, we get to taste the real items as we practice our four questions.
Fun with salt:
Dissolving Salt in Water
Creating Salt Paintings
Salt Tray- drawing in salt

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