Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A group of first graders, all 6 years old, were reflecting on the Annunciation to Mary. When I wondered how they would respond if an angel asked them to do something that they’d never considered, like having a baby, Naomi responded by gesturing yes with her head (we’d been working a lot with gestures during the previous weeks). Dora, said, “yes” and made a gesture of nodding her head while holding her hands, palms together, over her heart. Bailey also said “yes” and signed yes with his hand.