Miriam Engel

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Name: Miriam Engel
Date registered: September 9, 2014

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  1. Nitzanim makes a mosaic! — June 3, 2015
  2. Finishing our Mural for שמיטה — May 13, 2015
  3. Making a mural for שמיטה — May 6, 2015
  4. Anafim explore הפקר (hefker) through drawing — April 29, 2015
  5. Finishing our farming books — April 22, 2015

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Jun 03

Nitzanim makes a mosaic!

This week in yetzirah (art/creativity), Nitzanim worked together to create and finish their final project for the year, a mosaic bench.  For the last two weeks, children collaborated to create three symbols, one for each of our three main themes this past year, Hallel, Haggadah, and Sh’mitah.  Nitzanim thought, talked, and drew to invent unique, simplified …

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May 13

Finishing our Mural for שמיטה

This week, Shorashim and Shteelim completed their final יצירה (yetzirah – art/creativity) project for our current theme, שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release).  Both groups worked together to create a large mural made from painting and collage.The first three panels of the mural show what happens to the land during the years leading up to שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release).  Those three …

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May 06

Making a mural for שמיטה

Shorashim and Shteelim are well underway with their final יצירה (yetzirah – art/creativity) project for our current theme, שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release).  Both groups are working together to create a mural.  The first three panels will show what happens to the land during the years leading up to שמיטה (Sh’mitah-release).  And the last two panels will show …

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Apr 29

Anafim explore הפקר (hefker) through drawing

One of the core concepts of our new theme, שמיטה (Sh’mitah), is הפקר (hefker – ownerless).  During the sh’mitah year all food produced by the land becomes ownerless and anyone has the right to come and take it.  Anafim has been exploring this concept for the past several weeks.  This week they began to explore …

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Apr 22

Finishing our farming books

In order to gain a further understanding to explore our theme of Sh’mitah, many of our children including Shorashim (nursery), Shteelim (Kindergarten), and Nitzanim (1st and 2nd) started a yetzirah (art-creativity) project last week that has to do with the process of farming.  We used collage to create individual books to show a simple four-step …

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Apr 15

Making farming books for Sh’mitah

It’s the first week of our new theme.  Understanding how farming works is one of the essential steps of learning about and exploring the concept of Sh’mitah.  So, many of our children including all of Shorashim, Shteelim and Nitzanim started a yetzirah project this week that has to do with the farming process.   We broke …

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Apr 08

Making our Omer calendar

It’s that time of the year.  Since we are in Pesach (Passover), we at the Jewish Enrichment Center started to think about how we were going to count the Omer this year.  The Omer is the period of 49 days that some Jews count between Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot.  Pesach (Passover) is the way in …

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Apr 01

Shorashim makes Seder plates

This week before Pesach (Passover), Shorashim finished making their very own Seder plates to take home!  We started out with blank white plates.  In Yetzirah, Morah Miriam used contact paper to block off circles to leave white spaces for all the items that go on the Seder plate.  Then Shorashim used special paint used for …

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Feb 19

Finishing Up Costumes with Shorashim and Shteelim

  After spending time gathering ideas about costumes for specific characters in the Exodus story, as well as exploring colors and shapes that clothing can be, we took a few more steps to create costumes designed by children made out of paper.   First, each child was brought into yetzirah (art/creativity) and asked to choose …

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Feb 04

The Burning Bush!

This week in yetzirah (art/creativity), Shorashim (N3-N4) and Shteelim (K) children finished their second paper mache creation from the story of Shemot (Exodus).  Children came into our yetzirah space right after hearing about this part of Shemot so they had the burning bush on their minds!  When asked what kinds of objects they could create …

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