Three months have passed since the beginning of school and at last we have returned to our daily routine.
Last Friday, we, the 6th graders, did activities for the 2nd graders as part of our mentoring project. We were divided into groups and every group organized a different activity. The 2nd graders were also divided into groups and every few minutes they swapped activities. My group’s activity was to throw a ball at a pyramid of cups and try to make as many cups as you can to fall. We had a lot of fun creating and operating the activities and I’m sure the 2nd graders had fun as well.
The sixth graders also recently had a field trip where we rode the Carmelit, the Haifa subway, to the Talpiot market. The Talpiot market is a huge market with a lot of booths for buying all sorts of things. We were divided into groups and every group walked around with a chaperone. We were asked to fill out a worksheet that included questions about the kinds of booths we saw and about the prices at every booth.
After we had finished filling out the worksheet, we were allowed to buy stuff. I already had an organized shopping list. The first thing I needed to buy was vegetables. I went excitedly to a booth that sold vegetables and asked for the vegetables I needed. The seller put the vegetables into a bag and I gave him the required amount of money. Later, I discovered that the carrots he had given me were not as pretty as at the supermarket. I also discovered that there are some things that aren’t worth it at the supermarkets and also at the Talpiot market at this time of year. For example, one of my friends bought a half of a pineapple at the market for 28 ₪ (around $7). Overall my friends and I had a very good time and I would like to go shopping there some time with my parents.