At the parents' meeting stage - we set a schedule to have representatives from among the children. The teacher Leilla was at the exhibition because Nata and Hadar are educators and were required to meet the parents in the classrooms.
The general impression from the exhibition is that the children were very excited for the first time to present and explain to their parents everything they learned throughout the year at KIDS4ALLL. The children arrived dressed in festive clothes and, like teachers, stood proudly next to the stand and presented their products to their parents first and then to their friends.
The parents were very fascinated, and we saw in the looks of their eyes and their body language how proud and happy they were. The parents were interested in what their children learned and asked questions in general and why these study subjects were chosen, which are a rich addition to the curriculum. All the parents, without exception, emphasized the importance of learning these subjects, some with words and some with a smile and clapping hands, and the most exciting was that everyone took pictures. According to Leila, "I was a professional photographer for one evening"!
Principal Sigalit Yamin shared with us that some parents came into her office to thank the school for the initiative to join the international project and say that they are proud that the children are learning about everyday issues at school and for significant learning experiences.
It is important to note that some parents from immigrant families from Africa and Asian countries were very excited to see that the children learned, among other things, about the issue of immigration, about the difficulties and challenges of immigrants, and who is an immigrant. They felt that the school was trying to understand their trauma and difficulties. The meeting at the exhibition made the parents think they belonged to the school.
This evening, another bright spotlight was lit for the teachers, educators, and school administration.