The fifth grade class has spent a lot of time looking at the types of wrongdoings listed in the ‘Al Het’ prayer, which is prayed during Yom Kippur. We noticed that a quite a number focus on communication (ask your child what percentage of wrongdoings are connected to our speech!). We also explored the idea that one can sin against God, against another and against oneself. As part of this, the students asked forgiveness by writing letters to each of these. They planned on giving the letters to the others, but the question arose as to what to do with the letters to God. After some discussion, we decided that it would be a meaningful ritual to bury the notes and then plant bulbs on top of them. In that way, something positive can grow out of a negative action, and we are giving back to God by planting beautiful flowers. In these pictures, the students are planting either their tulip or daffodil bulb.