The Passover story is that, after centuries of slavery by the Egyptian pharaohs, God saw the people's distress and sent Moses to the pharaoh. "Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me," he had Moses tell the pharaoh. After several warnings were ignored God sent 10 plagues that destroyed everything from their livestock to their crops. On midnight on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nissan in the year 1313 B.C. God sent the last plague, which killed all the Egyptians' firstborn. He spared the children of Israel, "passing over" their homes. This is how the holiday got its name.After the 10th plague the Israelites soon received their freedom. They left so quickly that they did not wait for their bread to rise and ate unleavened bread, which led Jews to only eat unleavened bread during the holiday in commemoration of that flight from Egypt. Happy Passover to all my friends and family who celebrate. Thanks to Mark and his family who had us over for a wonderful seder meal.
My husband, friend and I went down to the Franklin Institute to see the premier of Discovery's new show, LIFE. Wow! What an experience. This show is so much better than Planet Earth! I can't wait until it airs on Sunday.
It was a great PD today. Missy came to talk to the staff about the new Promethean software (that I just installed on everyone's machine). She brought the activotes with her and the staff loved them. Many of them want me to try and borrow some from the district to test out. We all learned a little. Finally a PD we actually enjoyed!
My niece recently sent sea shells to my kids that she found on the Maryland shore just after the nor'easter. Each of my kids received a package with a shell and a part of a letter. They put the pieces together to read the letter and a hippo was drawn on the back. Caden, you rock!!