On Tuesday we had a very special visit from Jon and Anna, Sasha’s parents. They came to Year 1 to explain the festival of Hanukkah to us. During their talk, they explained why Hanukkah is called the festival of light.
They brought along a Menorah, lit two candles and said a very special blessing while lighting them. We also heard why and how the festival is celebrated. Jon and Anna even gave us some Hanukkah presents: a dreidel and Hanukkah gelt. We were so lucky to have them visit our class and we all learned so many new things about the Jewish faith and their special celebrations.
We cannot thank Jon and Anna enough for their kindness and generosity, as well as giving up their precious time to help us learn about other faiths.
Miss Brennan – Year 1 Class Teacher