2nd Graders Discover the Meaning of the Passover Seder
Mrs. Welch's second grade students feasted Friday morning on Passover Seder plates. Wait, you say - isn't it the wrong time of year for that? You're correct it is, but it is never the wrong time of year to learn and experience something new!
The students spent the week studying the ten plagues of Egypt and the meaning of the Passover Seder.
The Passover Seder plate is a plate containing symbolic foods used during the Passover Seder. Each of the six items arranged on the plate has special significance to the retelling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The children bravely sampled all of the items which included: horseradish, apples and raisins, parsley, salted water, grape juice and matzo bread. Mrs. Welch brilliantly and emotionally explained the meaning of each item on the plate and how it relates to the bondage and slavery of the Israelites and then the freedom only received from God.