Michelle Brint

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Name: Michelle Brint
Date registered: April 3, 2018

Latest posts

  1. Nitzanim’s Got It in the Bag — April 9, 2019
  2. A Reading of Our Own — March 21, 2019
  3. Creating Our Way to the לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel) Family Exploration — February 27, 2019
  4. L’hitpalel: A Case Study — February 7, 2019
  5. A Deep Dive into Our New Theme — January 15, 2019

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Apr 09

Nitzanim’s Got It in the Bag

With Pesach (Passover) just around the corner, Nitzanim has started designing their very own matzah bags! This week’s work involved creating and tracing a picture of what we thought was the ‘hard stuff’ and the ‘awesome stuff’ of Exodus 1-15, a story some Jewish people might choose to read during seder. Nitzanim worked diligently to …

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Mar 21

A Reading of Our Own

In classic Anafim (“Branches,” for 2nd and 3rd grades) form, our room filled with the buzz of creation as all prepared for a dramatic reading of Megillat Esther (the story of Esther). We obviously needed costumes to get into character. Chag Purim Semeach (happy Purim) from Anafim to you!

Feb 27

Creating Our Way to the לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel) Family Exploration

שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) have been busy busy busy preparing for this theme’s family exploration and celebration! Every day these young artists spend up to an hour moving between various ongoing projects in the studio. שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim) have been working on these projects over multiple sessions at the …

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Feb 07

L’hitpalel: A Case Study

This week the Anafim anthropology team began looking into 1 Samuel 1-2:10 to see how it might help them understand לְהִתְפַּלֵל (l’hitpalel). Some anafimers chose to build to show their ideas about Channah’s תְּפִלָּה (tefillah- prayer). Some children worked in pairs to build a scene showing where Channah made her תְּפִלָּה (tefillah- prayer). Together they …

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Jan 15

A Deep Dive into Our New Theme

This week Nitzanim met the new theme: לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel). We will spend the next eight weeks collecting information to try and figure out exactly what לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel) means to us. Nitzanim partners were extremely focused as they traversed the room to see how much they could notice about לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel). The room got quiet as …

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Jan 10

Shorashim V’Shteelim Made It Out of Clay

  This week in שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we celebrated (Tu B’Shevat) by getting our hands dirty making sculptures for etz’im (trees). First, we saw what it was like to manipulate the clay however we wanted. A lot of us felt like making flat discs. Some of us used our …

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Nov 13

It’s (finally) Final Project Season!

In Nitzanim (“Buds” for first graders) we are SO excited to be working with chalk pastel for our final projects!!!   Each of us has selected a question or concept we want to get to the bottom of. Some of us have questions like… What kind of mommy is Rivka (Rebecca)? Is what happens fair? How do …

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Oct 31

New Layers of Meaning

This week in Anafim (“Branches” for second and third graders) we began experimenting with different ways to add meaning to the collages we are making in the Yetzirah (“Art/Creativity”) studio. We practiced layering, a technique that involves making choices about what will fill the background and what will go in the foreground.   Children had different ideas about how to use this …

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Oct 25

Propping Up Our Play

In  שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we’ve been honing our prop-making skills. This process began at כִּיבּוּד (kibud–snack), where we spent time listening to our Torah theme text, Ya’akov v’Esav (Jacob and Esau) (Genesis 25:20-28). As we listened we thought about what things we could create in order to play each character in the …

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Apr 26

How Does it Feel…

In order to deepen their ideas about our theme, אוֹנָאַת דְּבָרִים (Ona’at Devarim– hurting with words), children have been making collages to compare how their bodies feel when Ona’at Devarim happens and how their bodies feel when the hurt is resolved, or fixed.   What materials did you use to show your feelings? “I used purple, scraps of brown, …

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