Molly Kulwin

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Name: Molly Kulwin
Date registered: March 12, 2018

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  1. 4th and 5th Grade in Partnership — January 16, 2020
  2. Exploring New Vocabulary in 2nd and 3rd Grade — January 10, 2020
  3. Retelling The Story of Chanukah through Shrinky Dinks — December 13, 2019
  4. The Tree of Knowing Good and Bad — October 25, 2019
  5. Getting messy in Anafim v’Alonim! — September 27, 2019

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Jan 16

4th and 5th Grade in Partnership

For the next few weeks and into our new theme Eliyahu Ha’Navi, we’ll be paying special attention to listening and partnership. This week children worked in partnership with one another. Working with a partner takes different kinds of listening. What does listening look like? Sound like? Feel like? One of the ways we explored was …

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Jan 10

Exploring New Vocabulary in 2nd and 3rd Grade

Happy New Year! How wonderful it is to be back together after break.  Every few weeks we begin a new focus in our Ivrit (Hebrew) curriculum. Holiday vocabulary (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Chanukah, etc..), numbers, classroom materials, and now the focus is on colors. Children engage with the vocabulary in all kinds of ways. Special …

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Dec 13

Retelling The Story of Chanukah through Shrinky Dinks

There are a number of super awesome ways we’ve been remind ourselves about the holiday and story of Chanukah. We’ve played variations of sevivon (dreidel), fun vocabulary games in ivrit (hebrew), and working with Shrinky Dinks. Yes- Shrinky Dinks. Who doesn’t like making itty bitty tiny things?! Children have used shrinky dinks to create different …

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Oct 25

The Tree of Knowing Good and Bad

As we continue our exploration of our current theme Adam v’Adamah in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grades and “Oak trees” for 5th grade), many children are captivated by the Tree of knowing good and bad.  In Genesis 2, we encounter the tree of knowing good and bad. Here are the versus in Genesis 2 that …

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Sep 27

Getting messy in Anafim v’Alonim!

This week children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grades and “Oak trees” for 5th grade) experimented painting with their etzba’ot (fingers). It was a hit! The children only worked with primary colors and white, such amazing mixing they did! Each session children chose a new part of the text we read. So far we …

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Sep 20

Sharing techniques and building community

This year has been off to an incredible start. If you step into Beit Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grade and “Oak trees” for 5th grade)! during session you’ll find children who are energized by new connections, explorations, and opportunities to create with one another. We kicked off our new theme by exploring all 7 days …

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Sep 09

….And we’re back!

Last week we joined back together for another fantastic year in Anafim v’Alonim (“branches” for 2nd-4th grade and “oak trees” for 5th grade)! Next week we’ll start to explore our new fall theme as a kevutzah (group). This week children shared things they’re excited about for the coming year at the Jewish Enrichment Center. Some …

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May 30

Reflecting On Our Sukkat Shlomecha

Earlier this year during a Saturday special session, children in Anafim v’Alonim (“branches” for 4th grade and “oak trees” for 5th grade) built a Sukkat Shlomecha (shelter of peace) just for our kvutzah (group). We discussed what brings us peace as individuals and a community. To make our space cozy, children made pillows, added blankets, …

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May 21

Acquiring Torah from nosei v’ol im chaveiro

This week children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades)  took the example of נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרו (nosei v’ol im chaveiro–helping a friend carry a burden) from the text of Megillat Rut, and thought about what it means to get Torah from doing  נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרו (nosei v’ol …

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May 14

Update from Anafim v’Alonim!

The last couple of weeks have been so generative and awesome!  Last week Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades) looked back at what the early Rabbis said about נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרו (nosei v’ol im chaveiro–helping a friend carry a burden). We remembered that נוֹשֵׂא בְעֹל עִם חֲבֵרו (nosei v’ol …

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