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Shusha

Written and Illustrated by: Gil-ly Alon Curiel / Publisher: Hakibbuts Hameuhad

Distribution: January 2020

Family Activities

"Lucia likes dancing, Carmen loves playing music, and Shusha… She adores painting." This is a story about making dreams come true, expressing oneself, and recognizing the special talent each and every one of us has.

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Classroom Activities

Dear Parents,

"Lucia likes dancing, Carmen loves playing music, and Shusha… She adores painting." This is a story about making dreams come true, expressing oneself, and recognizing the special talent each and every one of us has.

 

"Man was created singly" (Sanhedrin 4:5)

Who am I and what is special about me? Is it my actions? My thoughts? My aspirations? The Mishna explains that no two people are alike – in looks, character, or capabilities. Just like Shusha, each of us has unique talents that are waiting to come out from the darkness into the light.

 

Enjoy reading and discussing this book together!

פעילות בחיק המשפחה

  • You may want to leaf through the book and look at the illustrations together. What can you see out of Shusha's bedroom window? What can you see out of your child's bedroom window?
  • Shusha dreams of being a famous painter. Perhaps you could discuss each of your family members' talents and dreams.
  • Shusha has the best time at her grandmother's. what does your child enjoy doing with their grandparents or uncles and aunts? You may enjoy discussing the uniqueness of their relationship with each member of your extended family, and plan the next time you all get together.
  • Drawing on walls, as Shusha does, is usually prohibited. You could, however, put a large sheet of paper up on a wall or door to draw on. Perhaps you could add details over time to gradually create your very own family wall painting.
  • Shusha waves, and the sheep follows suit. You may want to use chalk to outline your child's shadow in your backyard or on the sidewalk, and return an hour later to the same exact spot, to see how their shadow grows longer and moves in tandem with the sun.
  • Shusha sees a black sheep in her shadow. Perhaps you could turn off the main lights, and turn on a small lamp to check what kind of shadows form on the walls when we put our fingers or various items between the small light and the wall.
  • How about visiting an art exhibition at a gallery or museum with your child? Discover which paintings you like best, and whether you and your child have similar taste. You could even pick one or two of your favorite pieces, and learn some fun facts about the artists that painted them.

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