She's literate, and we've had the party to prove it. The 'siddur party' seems to be a fairly universal Orthodox celebration of a child's ability to read Hebrew well enough for davening.
Mine was in first grade, because only then did I learn to read Hebrew.
Sroch's is in first grade, because only then did she learn to read... period.
Regardless: so, so proud. Thank you Hashem!
|A petite first grade of merely 100 girls. Sroch is 7th from the right, first row - and the only one chewing gum. Sigh.|
|During the long metaphorical dramatization of the Jew and the Foreign People on a boat. She's an Arab. I'm so proud.|
|She really IS that proud though. Yay!|
She wanted to sleep with the siddur in her room tonight, because "it makes her feel safer."*
She said all her brachos on food from the siddur this evening, and shema at night too.**
*Okay, a couple months ago she also told me she feels safer when she uses the toilet in my room. Anyway.