Aliza Geller

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Name: Aliza Geller
Date registered: September 14, 2016

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  1. Show What You Know and Think — November 13, 2018
  2. Genesis 27:10-45 for Nursery and Kindergarten — November 13, 2018
  3. Provoking Feelings Using Music and Dance — November 7, 2018
  4. Ivrit (Hebrew) Everywhere! — October 30, 2018
  5. Movie Stills From Ya’akov v’Esav — October 16, 2018

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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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Oct 11

Feeling at Home

In Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ kindergarten), we are starting to feel like a community. When someone is absent, other children ask, “when are they coming back?”, and say, “I wanted to play with them today”.  We introduced the various jobs that children might have, so they have started to work on caring for each other …

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Sep 28

Building Community Though Building a Sukkah

The beginning of a new school year is a time of transition. In Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ kindergarten), we are setting routines for our day, welcoming new children, and trying to figure out what it means to be part of our classroom community. This is a perfect time for us to be …

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Sep 05

Making Connections At Camp

  During camp this summer, at the Jewish Enrichment Center, nursery-1st grade children made connections to each other and the world around us! During our first week we explored social stories though dramatic play, building, art and cooking. For our purposes, social stories are, “stories about take care of each other at the Jewish Enrichment …

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May 24

A Collaboration Celebration!

In Shteelim (“Saplings” for Kindergarten) we have been reflecting on the ways we like playing and exploring at the Jewish Enrichment Center. One thing that I was not surprised to hear children talk about is collaboration, that they like playing and exploring together. When we use our talking stick, we are collaborating on having a …

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