Mode Ani: The Gift of Gratitude
In Kita Magen David, our Lower Elementary environment, morning prayers begin with Mode Ani (I am grateful to you ...). As you saw in the Elementary Infographic above "Meaningful contexts improve learning" and elementary students develop their social skills through their interactions within the classroom community. In order to provide meaningful context for Mode Ani to Kita Magen David students, Judaic Studies teacher Ella asked the student community what they were grateful for. Here are some of the children's responses.
"I am grateful for having parents." - Sam, Kita Bet
"I am grateful to have a home." - Hannah, Kita Gimmel
"I am grateful for snow days." - Kalanit, Kita Alef
"I am grateful for everything." - Shelly, Kita Bet
At MJDS, Jewish Life and Values are interwoven into every aspect of the Montessori pedagogy. The children in the elementary are social creatures discovering what kind of person they are, inquiring about the difference between right and wrong, and finding where they fit in to the grand scheme of life. Having strong and positive models to follow and clear values that are represented and respected throughout the community is what makes MJDS such a special place for your child to learn.