Aliza Geller

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Name: Aliza Geller
Date registered: September 14, 2016

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  1. Children’s Text Theater/ What helps Children Internalize Text? — November 21, 2019
  2. Collaboration makes it all Possible — October 31, 2019
  3. Snapshots of a Rosh Hashanah Story — September 27, 2019
  4. A Community of Kindness — September 20, 2019
  5. Gearing up for a Sweet New Year — September 13, 2019

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Nov 21

Children’s Text Theater/ What helps Children Internalize Text?

This week in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) one area of exploration we have been doing, is acting out the text in our “Children’s Text Theater”. When we do this kind of exploration, there are a number of things that children are working that are included in learning the text and …

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Oct 31

Collaboration makes it all Possible

There has been quite a bit of excitement in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) as we have started our theme, Adam v’Admah (using Chapters 1-3 of the book of Genesis from the Torah). One thing to know about this group of children is that they continue to find ways to collaborate …

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Sep 27

Snapshots of a Rosh Hashanah Story

Did you know that the children in Shorashim (‘Roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘Saplings’ for Kindergarten) are storytellers and editors? This week at כיבוד (kibud–snack), we looked at photos of the ways we have played Rosh Hashanah and wrote a story to go with the photos. We also went through a process to edit the …

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Sep 20

A Community of Kindness

The children in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) have started the year working on being a community where we all take care of each other by being kind to each other. There were so many examples of children being kind this week: We welcomed guests for a Rosh Hashanah celebration! We …

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Sep 13

Gearing up for a Sweet New Year

Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) are starting the year off on the right comunal foot. On our very first day together, children were already practicing talking and listening to a partner. We read a story where a whole community works together to help a child make her family’s Rosh Hashanah (Jewish …

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Jun 06

Preparing For Sunday

This week, the educators of the Jewish Enrichment Center have been very busy getting ready for our Shavuot End of Year Torah Celebration, taking place this Sunday, starting at 9 AM! We are looking forward to sharing all of the Torah we have explored at the Jewish Enrichment Center through the years! See you on …

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May 31

Remembering Our Year

Wow! What a year of exploration we have had in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten)! We have been remembering the ways we have played during our themes from the year and from our experiences of Jewish Holidays. Ya’akov v’Esav was our first theme this year! The children remembered so much about …

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May 17

Does The Story of Rut Have Examples of Nosei v’Ol Im Chaveiro?

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we are well into our theme, נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro– Help a friend carry their burden, or, their heavy thing). This week we have been reading the story of Rut and trying to find examples of Nosei v’Ol Im Chaveiro. Here …

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May 07

Helping a Friend with Something Hard is Another way to Nosei v’Ol Im Chaveiro

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we are in our second week of our theme, נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro– Help a friend carry their burden, or, their heavy thing). This week children have been sharing stories about helping a friend with something hard, which is another way …

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May 01

What is something you might need help carrying?

In שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we have started our new theme, נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרוֹ (Nosei v’ol im chaveiro– Help a friend carry their burden, or, their heavy thing). The starting point of this theme for this age group includes thinking about objects that a person might need help carrying. …

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