This drawing my daughter did totally on her own. We both agreed it looks like a fish, so with her permission I decided this is a good chance to quote a bit from the book of Yonah (2:1)—
And the LORD prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
What was Yonah (Jonah) doing in that fish? Well, he didn’t listen to God, he tried to run away, ended up on a boat with a bunch of sailors, confessed to running from God, got thrown overboard, and got swallowed up by this fish. Luckily, prayer works, or it did for him, in any case, so he got saved. And he did what he was supposed to do in the first place, which was to go to Nineveh and tell them that they weren’t behaving themselves. The Nineveh folk luckily got the message and repented.
We read the book of Yonah in the afternoon on Yom Kippur. Why? Because it teaches us about repentance.
It is also important for the students to understand that argument can and should be a positive concept. The Talmud is full of makhlokot [arguments] and through these discussions the halakha developed. Yonah’s argument with God, as we will see, was a makhloket leshem shamayim [an argument for the sake of God], and through it our understanding of God is increased.
I like the idea of teaching students the value of a good argument.