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Impressive

Great ideas.

Ch morah
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Ch morah

As a long time Morah and seasoned mom, I’ve often thought the same thing – how writing a mitzvah note forces me to find the good in my child. Also, it encourages me to introduce new mitzvos in our routine in order to have something to write about. As a Morah, I can attest to the joy it brings each time I read out a note. The cheer we sing for each child and the tiny sticker they receive is just priceless to them (and me!)

Respect your child's privacy...
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Respect your child's privacy...

Remember though that mitzvah notes are often read out loud to the class and displayed on a bulletin board. Please respect that the child also has a right to some privacy. Not everyone (parents visiting a classroom, other teachers, etc.) needs to know about a child’s medical condition or what is going on in her household. Mitzvah notes are great but please find some other way to communicate the child’s needs to the teacher.

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Commentor #1

Dear Morah, I am so proud of commentor #1. This person read the article and instead of judging and finding something negative to say, she supported it and added a positive comment. What a mitzva of Ahavas yisroel! It has also been my experience as a mother, that mitzvah notes are huge motivators, especially when thought out and written in collaboration with one’s child. If one’s child is proud of overcoming a barrier that has to do with a medical condition, then that is a mitzvah note worth writing! It is an *excellent* way to communicate a child’s needs to… Read more »

Thank you!
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Thank you!

This was such a beautiful article! Thank you for sharing it! I do also have a hard time thinking of a mitzvah to write, but you bring new perspective to this sweet ritual!

thanks for posting
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thanks for posting

very important message, that will surely inspire many parents. Well written as well, thanks

Beautiful!
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Beautiful!

Well done! Thank you for shining a light on the power of the Mitzvah note and good communication with our childrens’ teachers!

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tricks

Nice article!
One more “trick” for the mommy who says “I was a breastfeeding mom to her brand new baby sister – sleep deprived, distracted, and juggling so many responsibilities; it wasn’t always easy to think of something good she had done”

Author, you are not alone. Most mommy’s are really busy in the morning trying to get their kids out of the house on time and put together. I used to write my mitzvah notes in the evening, when I had more time,and have them all prepared and ready for when I needed them.

mitzvah mailbox
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mitzvah mailbox

I have be teaching pre school children for over thirty years. I have always encouraged mitzvah notes and would like to add that it starts off the children’s day in a special way. First depositing the mitzvah note in the mailbox and then coming and getting that special hug and moment of recognition is amazing. I would just like to add something to the Morah’s. If you see that a child did not bring a mitzvah note, you can also take the time to find a mitzvah that they did and write a note. No child should be left behind… Read more »

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Great

Thus was the best I have read on this Web site.

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