Aliza Geller

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Name: Aliza Geller
Date registered: September 14, 2016

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  1. A New Theme — January 15, 2019
  2. Chanukah: As Told by Shorashim and Shteelim — December 18, 2018
  3. What does Chanukah Look Like in our Group? — December 11, 2018
  4. Ya’akov v’Esav Final Projects — November 29, 2018
  5. Show What You Know and Think — November 13, 2018

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Jan 15

A New Theme

The beginning of a new theme is a time of trying lots of new things! Our new theme is called לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel), we will be spending the next several weeks trying to figure out what לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel) means to each of us. During this theme, we will explore a number of different categories that might …

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Dec 18

Chanukah: As Told by Shorashim and Shteelim

This week in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we have been playing our version of the narrative associated with Chanukah. We did a lot of building, but the children are planning on making a short movie as well and spent time making props, so the viewers will know who are the …

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Dec 11

What does Chanukah Look Like in our Group?

Chanukah is going strong for שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten). We have been playing lots of ways of celebrating Chanukah and testing out our recall of the Chanukah story. We all had a chance to share ways that we might celebrate Chanukah with our families, or at the Jewish Enrichment Center… …

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Nov 29

Ya’akov v’Esav Final Projects

This week the children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), are working on our final projects for our Torah theme, Ya’akov v’Esav (Jacob and Esau). We can’t wait to share how much of the text we have learned and share our interpretations about characters at Family Exploration and Celebration! Check out …

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Nov 13

Show What You Know and Think

It is so exciting when the children in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), get to share how much of the text they have learned, share their interpretations of the text and listen to other interpretations. In our Torah theme text, Ya’akov v’Esav (Jacob and Esau) there are lots of ways to …

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Nov 13

Genesis 27:10-45 for Nursery and Kindergarten

  10 And you’ll bring it to your father, and he’ll eat it, so that he’ll give you a special blessing.” 11 Ya’akov said to his mother Rivkah, “But my brother Esav is hairy, and I’m smooth. 12 What if my father touches me? It will look to him like I’m tricking him, and I’ll …

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Nov 07

Provoking Feelings Using Music and Dance

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), are exploring our Torah theme text, Ya’akov v’Esav (Jacob and Esau) in a number of ways. We are retelling and asking questions, building scenes from the text, acting out the text using props. One area that we are working on, is connecting with feelings that …

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Oct 30

Ivrit (Hebrew) Everywhere!

In  שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we have been really getting into learning עברית (Ivrit-Hebrew).  Everyday children can be heard singing Aleph-bet, in our classroom, in the hallways and even in the bathroom!   Here are some more examples of ways we are learning עברית (Ivrit-Hebrew): The joy of going on an אות …

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Oct 16

Movie Stills From Ya’akov v’Esav

In Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we have started listening to and playing our Torah theme text, Ya’akov v’Esav (Genesis 25:20-28), which you can find here. For many young children, the first time they hear a text like this, they might only be able to really hear a few words. In our case, the children …

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Oct 16

Genesis 25:20 – 28

Genesis 25:20 – 28 for nursery and kindergarten children 20 … Yitzchak was 40 years old, when he married Rivkah… 21 For many years they had no children. Yitzchak prayed to God for his wife. She became pregnant with twins. 22 Then, the babies were crushing each other inside of her. She said, “Why is this happening …

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