It’s the week of Shavuos!

I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been working on several larger writing projects. I’m very excited about them, but I can’t talk about them yet! However, I thought readers would appreciate the links to art projects that can be used to teach about Shavuot to kids 3-7 who might be reading A Dozen Daisies for Raizy this week in preparation for the holiday.

Rebecca Klempner

Things have been a bit crazy in the Klempner household as of late. We’re already in the week of the Jewish holiday of Shavuos, the subject of my picture book, A Dozen Daisies for Raizy.

A few weeks ago, in honor of the 5th anniversary of Raizy, I asked librarians, teachers, and parents about how they’ve reacted to Raizy. Here are some of the responses:

From fabulous librarian Davida Levin, of the Torah Day School of Atlanta:

I love using the book every Shavuos with my K-2 library groups, and was delighted that several of the 1st and 2nd grade girls said that they also own the book.

This year we talked about what the daisies meant to the recipient and decided that they meant “I like you” or “I care about you”. The second graders were able to  say that the flowers were a reminder of Raizy’s invitation or offer…

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