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Insights from the Intersection of Childhood and Education

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Meet the Purple Room Maccabees


Every year for Chanukah, the three-year-olds in the Purple Room become Maccabees.



It begins with tracing the kids to create their life-size likenesses. Projects like this build self awareness and help the kids in acquiring a sense of scale. How big are they?


Even a baby sibling got traced!




After the tracing comes the paint. And, you might notice, each Maccabee has a descriptor that begins with the same letter as the child's name. Often the parents helped to come up with those. Example: Kind Kazuki Macabee, see below.




The baby made the display, too, along with big sister Strong Sasha Maccabee.






So, currently, the Purple Room is full of radiant, awesome and happy Maccabees!