Teva Day 1: Awareness November 19, 2014October 27, 2014 by Naomi Stein Our day began before the first light. Here we are on the way. Rabbi Gouze was a rock star driver. Here’s our bus by our cabin. We distinguished ourselves as thoughtful and energetic participants. There are 96 students here from 6 schools, and we are the only 5th grade. JCDS rocks! We watched a skit, enjoyed some meals, went on a day hike, and a night hike, all the while focussed on building awareness if our natural surroundings. What an eye-opening first day! We started with lively ice breakers. One was the same Rock Paper Scissors one that Mr. Tilove introduced on the 1st day of school! We are awed by the natural beauty of this place. We listened to information at our cabin, as we got excited to unpack. After a skit, lunch, hiking on the trail, focusing on the awareness of their natural surroundings, we went back for chofesh, or free time. When will we get to see our rooms? Practicing patience How great does our bus look here? We met students from other schools and learned what the day would look like.