Sara Grossman

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Name: Sara Grossman
Date registered: August 18, 2014

Latest posts

  1. What does community look like? — May 16, 2018
  2. A walk down memory lane — May 9, 2018
  3. End-of-year atmosphere — April 30, 2018
  4. A Different Kind of Connection — April 23, 2018
  5. What if…? — April 17, 2018

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  1. Exodus 16 for Nursery-2nd grade — 3 comments
  2. Genesis 40:1-23 (Yosef in Prison) for 1st-5th — 2 comments
  3. Genesis 12 for 1st-6th grades — 2 comments
  4. Exodus 16 for 3rd-6th grades — 2 comments
  5. Exodus 35-36 for 3rd-6th grades — 2 comments

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May 16

What does community look like?

We started something new this week. I can’t tell you much about it because… it’s a secret! What I can tell you is that our new project represents the culmination of one whole year together in Nitzanim. Children have worked so hard to learn what it looks like and sounds like to be a Nitzanim community, …

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May 09

A walk down memory lane

This week in Beit Nitzanim, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to begin reflecting on all of the learning and growing we’ve done in our community. We started by looking at photographs to help us remember our favorite ways to play, the projects we’re so proud of, and all of the עברית (Ivrit–Hebrew) learning …

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Apr 30

End-of-year atmosphere

The end-of-year atmosphere has settled in Beit Nitzanim. Everywhere I looked yesterday, children were working with confidence and autonomy. No task is too difficult for these incredible kids.  Just watch them show off everything they can do! Write a new question or idea about אונאת דברים (Ona’at Devarim–Hurting with words) on our documentation wall? No problem. …

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Apr 23

A Different Kind of Connection

I often end up blogging about moments of connection in Beit Nitzanim. We care so much about collaboration, and we deliberately spend time growing the skills for being part of a community. And while I may sound like a broken record, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the beautiful partnerships I’ve seen in …

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Apr 17

What if…?

We’ve been asking and answering a lot of “what if” questions recently. It helps us begin to put boundaries around our understanding of (Ona’at Devarim–hurting with words). It’s a little tricky, but children are eager to share their ideas and opinions about our new theme. This week, we’re wondering who bears the responsibility for the Ona’at Devarim. Is it Ona’at …

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Apr 09

Accidental Hurtful Words

We started a new theme! It’s called אוֹנָאַת דְבָרִים (Ona’at Devarim–Hurting with words). Sometimes people (kids and grown-ups, too!) say things that hurt other people’s feelings without meaning to. Hurtful words can happen by accident. Sometimes, nice people can say hurtful words. Today, Nitzanim children imagined examples of times that words could hurt feelings by accident. 1. Sometimes our feelings …

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Mar 26

Getting ready for Pesach (Passover)

Nitzanim are preparing for פסח  (Pesach–Passover) this week by… practicing singing מה נשתנה (Mah Nishtanah–The Four Questions), playing “14 Parts of the Seder” card games, or completing the קדש ורחץ (Kadesh Urchatz) team challenge, What’s the best part of Pesach prep? Doing it together! Just look at those gorgeous moments of support, sharing, and partnership.

Mar 07

All Smiles for Final Projects

These are the super happy faces of a bunch of children who’ve FINISHED their Shabbat final projects! And boy are they proud of their teamwork. They can hardly wait to share their incredible ideas and gorgeous projects with you. We hope you’ll join us this Sunday at 9:00am for Family Exploration and Celebration!

Feb 26

Lights, camera, action!

Backgrounds painted. Check. Costumes selected. Check. Props made. Check. Script edited. Check. That can only mean one thing… It’s time for Nitzanim to take center stage! We can’t wait to show off all of our hard work and incredible ideas at Family Exploration and Celebration. See you on Sunday, March 11!

Feb 19

We can all learn from each other

All year long we work with the children to activate a sense of community. We can all learn from each other, we say. We practice listening and sharing what we heard our peer say. We practice building with a partner to expose our initial ideas about text to other perspectives. We practice playing Hebrew games together and holding each other …

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