Everything is Illuminating – 1st Grade Picture Parent


KSDS first graders learned about the rich history of illumination, the art of decorating literary works and Jewish religious texts. The children learned about this rich history through the KSDS Parent Association-sponsored “Picture Parent Program.” Our first graders were taken on a special tour of the Hendler Learning Center at Chizuk Amuno Congregation to view examples of illuminated art. Each child was then given the opportunity to create an”illuminated manuscript” containing the first letter of his/her Hebrew name, surrounded by patterns and drawings of objects that begin with that letter. The “manuscripts” were then embellished with gold and silver wrapping paper.