Molly Kulwin

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Name: Molly Kulwin
Date registered: March 12, 2018

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  1. Building Connections in Anafim v’Alonim Between L’hitpalel and Channah’s Tefillah — February 5, 2019
  2. Opening Text In L’hitpalel! — January 22, 2019
  3. Celebrating Rosh Chodesh in Anafim v’Alonim — January 10, 2019
  4. Chanukah Continues In Anafim v’Alonim! — December 13, 2018
  5. Wrapping Up Ya’akov and Esav In Anafim v’Alonim! — November 29, 2018

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Feb 05

Building Connections in Anafim v’Alonim Between L’hitpalel and Channah’s Tefillah

For the past few weeks in Beit Anafim v’Alonim (branches” and “oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades) we’ve been exploring our current theme,   לְהִתְפַּלֵל (L’hitpalel) through a text about Channah and her תְּפִלָּה‬, tefillah (prayer).  The text can be found in the first book of Samuel.  This week children explored the feelings and ideas …

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Jan 22

Opening Text In L’hitpalel!

On Sunday in Beit Anafim v’Alonim (branches” and “oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades), we started our FIRST text of this theme,  להתפלל (L’hitpalel). We read from the first book of Samuel 1:11.  The beginning of this text talks about Channah and her inability to conceive. She prays to Adonai to give her a …

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Jan 10

Celebrating Rosh Chodesh in Anafim v’Alonim

Yesterday was the first day of the Hebrew month of Shevat.  Rosh Chodesh (head of the month) is celebrated on the first day of each new month.  In Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade), we bring in the new month by celebrating our accomplishments and recognizing the tefillot (prayers), that …

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Dec 13

Chanukah Continues In Anafim v’Alonim!

This week in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade and “Oak Trees” for 5th) are powering through their Chanukah projects.  There are three possible endings to the Chanukah story that children have been exploring for the past couple of weeks.  Some children are comparing the different endings while others are digging deep into one or two. …

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Nov 29

Wrapping Up Ya’akov and Esav In Anafim v’Alonim!

This week in Beit Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade and “Oak trees” for 5th and 6th grades), we have been super focused on finishing any final details to our projects, sharing out our artist statements, and some editing around our words.  This is really such an exciting time.  Not only are we just over …

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Nov 16

Making New Connections in Anafim v’Alonim

We have been very busy in Beit Anafim v’ Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade and “Oak trees” for 5th and 6th grades), this week as we connect all of our inquiries on this text.  Children are making connections from earlier parts of the text to later parts of the text through their beautiful art work. Some …

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Oct 25

Can We Keep Reading?!

This week in Anafim v’ Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak Trees” for 4th and 5th grade children) we engaged with a new text in our current theme of “Ya’akov v’ Esav” (Jacob and Esau).  We explored the first half of Genesis 32.  Many beautiful things came about during the introduction of the text. Children were so engaged by our new …

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Oct 05

Anafim v’Alonim Digs Deeper With Questions in Text

This week in Anafim v’ Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak Trees” for 4th and 5th grade children) we listened, read, and developed NEW questions around more text!  We have an ever-growing list of questions in  Beit Anafim v’Alonim. During our reading of Genesis 27 we complied a bunch of questions that later, each child would pick a question to …

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Sep 21

Anafim v’Alonim Exploring Our New Theme!

It’s already our third week as Anafim v’ Alonim! We’ve begun to dig into our text for this theme, Ya’akov v’Esav! This week when reading through the text the children searched for expressive words that stood out to them. Crushing, serve, stronger, greater…. WOW so many important words!   I’m amazed by the different ways …

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May 31

Celebrations Are Around the Corner!

  We are so excited to see you all this Sunday for the last Family Exploration and Celebration of the year.  It begins at 9am followed by a picnic at Harold Washington Park at 10:30am and Pack-Up at 11:30am!  Our children have been wrapping up the different projects they have been working on this theme …

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