Practical Compassion: Rashi’s First Grade and “The Shoe That Grows”

Rashi students and teachers are keeping a blog to chronicle their experience with the Rashi Purim Tamchui Project. Enjoy the first post!


 

The first grade learned about “The Shoe That Grows” on Monday. They were introduced to the organization and saw pictures of similarly-aged children in other countries who wear ill-fitting and torn shoes. Some children had no shoes at all!

“The Shoe That Grows” created a special shoe that grows with the child and has been distributing these shoes to communities in need around the world.

They learned about practical compassion – which means finding a problem and then figuring out a useful solution to fix it.

As a group, the first graders decided to make something useful for others, sell it in our community, take the money, and donate it to “The Shoe That Grows” to buy more shoes.

We integrated our unit on fiber with this idea and decided to weave potholders on our hoop looms.

We hope to sell these potholders before school and after Kabbalat Shabbat in the coming weeks. Make sure to stop by!

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The Rashi School offers an academically challenging K-8 education in an environment infused with Jewish values. Encouraging questions and open conversations, Rashi's joyfully Jewish approach to learning helps children engage with the world and grow into the people they can become.

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