We had quite a good time teaching the 1st graders about responsibility today. We used an old Joy School (Joy School is a pre-school that Tal’s parents invented) idea/teaching called “Gunny Bag”. Gunny bag will eat anything that is left on the floor or is out of its place. We will never forget all of the 1st graders scrambling around to clean up the classroom before Gunny bag ate it all. It was really fun!
Below is Tal with the 1st graders after the hour of Gunny bag. I (Anita) will never forget these children run around in sheer excitement cleaning up their classroom, as Gunny Bag (Tal) was roaming the room growling hoping to eat anything that was on the floor. One girl, whose name happened to be Anita, was so excited, and scared at the same time of the Gunny Bag, that she was scurrying around with her arms stretched out and her big brown eyes and an even brighter smile. A moment I will hopefully never forget.
It is such a great experience to teach these classes together. Something we may never get a chance to do again. This was week one….with many more stories to come in the coming weeks.