Emma Davis

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Name: Emma Davis
Date registered: September 27, 2018

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  1. Anafim Dives Deeper into Chanukah — December 12, 2018
  2. Chanukah Joy — December 6, 2018
  3. Uncovering the Chanukkah Story — November 28, 2018
  4. Gathering Our Big Ideas — November 14, 2018
  5. Can we hear the next part of the text?! — November 8, 2018

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Dec 12

Anafim Dives Deeper into Chanukah

What a month we’ve had in Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade)! Not only did we finish up and celebrate the amazing work we did for our Ya’akov v’Esav final projects, but we’ve also started mini-projects to explore the different possible endings to the Chanukah story! While the Ya’akov v’Esav collages allowed the children …

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Dec 06

Chanukah Joy

It’s finally Chanukah! Every child at the Jewish Enrichment Center has worked SO HARD to finish up their final project for our Ya’akov v’Esav theme. They can’t wait to share their work and continue the conversation at our Family Celebration and Exploration in just a few days! With the projects wrapped up, we’re diving into …

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Nov 28

Uncovering the Chanukkah Story

Making a final project is hard work! We’ve made drafts, constructed our collages, put on finishing touches, and discussed our interpretations! While we’re still making sure that every detail is just how we want it for the Family Exploration and Celebration, we took a break to build and draw about the Chanukkah story. Different parts …

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Nov 14

Gathering Our Big Ideas

In Beit Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade), we are gearing up to start our final projects about Ya’akov and Esav (Jacob and Esau)! For our project, we’re asking ourselves, “Which part of the text do I think is most important to Ya’akov and Esav’s relationship?” We’ll use collages to show that part of …

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Nov 08

Can we hear the next part of the text?!

Lately, a lot of Anafimers have been arriving with the same question on their brain — “When can we hear the next part of the text?!” As we settle into kibud (“snack”), the anticipation of hearing what happens next in the lives of Ya’akov and Esav is palpable. As we’ve been nearing the end of the …

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Oct 24

Anafim Goes Big

In Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd graders), we have been noticing how different artistic modalities allow us to generate new ideas about our Ya’akov v’Esav text. Through tiny building, watercolor, collage and more, we’ve explored what the characters in the text have been feeling, thinking, and doing. Lately, we’ve found making big buildings with …

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Oct 17

Welcoming New Ivrit Challenges

In Anafim, we’ve been discussing what it means to enact our community values of respecting others, respecting ourselves, respecting the room and materials, and being kind. As we started a new way of learning to read Ivrit (Hebrew) this week, Anafimers put these values into action. After they heard about our new way of practicing Hebrew, Anafim …

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Oct 11

Anafim Steps into Ya’akov and Esav’s Shoes

This week in Anafim (“Branches” for second and third graders), we visited the Yetzirah (“Art/Creativity”) studio to express our ideas about our Ya’akov v’Esav text. Children picked a scene from the text and made interpretations of how they thought Ya’akov and Esav were feeling in that moment. Modalities like watercolor and collage allowed us to …

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Sep 27

Something’s in the Air in Beit Anafim

In Beit Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd graders), excitement is contagious. This crew loves to learn, play, and laugh together. When we put our minds on something, we feel driven to express our ideas, share them with peers, and see our projects through to the end. We’re learning that often, we do our best …

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