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Yeshivat He’Atid Uses Emotions To Capture Purim Story

At Yeshivat He’Atid, the excitement for Purim can be felt throughout each classroom, especially the early childhood hallway. Purim music is playing, and all the children are singing and dancing along as they decorate their classrooms. This week, the students revisited their unit about emotions to better comprehend the characters within the Purim story. They learned that when people feel certain feelings on the inside, it can show on the outside with facial expressions and body language. The children took mirrors and practiced making emotions with their faces and learned to recognize the emotions in the mirror. To connect to their ongoing artist study units, the children learned about how art can convey emotions too. They looked at pictures of famous works of art and talked about the feelings they convey. It is incredible how perceptive the children are. Even when they disagreed on the feelings a portrait portrayed, they learned to utilize their language skills to express and support their opinion. They incorporated their deeper understanding of emotions and applied them to their review of the Purim story in the Megilla. As they learned about each person in the Megilla, they stopped to explore what the character might have been feeling.

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