Sunday, April 12, 2015

Celebrating Passover, Montessori-Style

Passover is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. Its cultural, spiritual, and symbolic importance cannot be underestimated. In our Montessori classroom, where concrete, real things take a starring role, we used Passover as a starting point to explore the continent of Africa. We have been talking more about basic geography, looking at the globe, singing about the continents, and focusing on Africa specifically.

Books featuring different aspects of African cultures, an envelope full of pictures from all over Africa, and the continent from the puzzle map of the continents all fed our studies. 

 A seder plate matching activity was popular, introducing some Passover vocabulary and bringing the pictures in Passover story books to life.

Of course eating Matzah for snack was pretty popular!

Sharing a Matzah snack.

More about the past few weeks to come! Stay tuned!

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