On December 6th, we celebrated Teachers’ Day at our school. Every year at Teachers’ Day, the teachers have a break for a full hour while the 6th graders teach the students.
About a week before Teachers’ Day, we, the 6th graders, were divided into groups and every group started working on the activities. My friend and I created a Hanukkah quiz for students in the 5th grade.
On Teachers’ Day, every group went to the class assigned to them. A few minutes before we started “teaching”, every group prepared their activity. After the class’ teacher left, we gave every student a piece of paper and each of them wrote a blessing to a teacher who was important to them. After all of them had finished, we started our activity.
For the quiz, we divided the students into two groups and every group sent a representative to play Rock-Paper-Scissors against the other group’s representative to determine which group would start. The quiz was divided into levels of difficulty: easy, moderate and super hard. It included both questions and one task at every one of the levels.
The game started from “easy” level, and every group on their turn could pick one of the six questions or the task that was in that level. If the group didn’t say the right answer on time, the question moved to the other group, and so on. If a group picked a task and not one of the questions, both of the groups were given the task and had a competition between them. When our teaching time was up, the students could have gone to recess, but they had only a few questions left and they surprisingly wanted to keep playing.
Meanwhile, the teachers gathered at the teachers’ lounge for breakfast made by some of the school’s parents. They had salads, bread, cheese, dips, granola, and cakes. Every teacher was given a rose together with a greeting card thanking them for their hard work.
The event was very successful, the teachers enjoyed their breakfast and the students had fun at the activities.