Sara Grossman

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Name: Sara Grossman
Date registered: August 18, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Growing Skills for Partner Work — January 10, 2019
  2. Showtime — December 18, 2018
  3. Celebration — December 10, 2018
  4. Run and play — November 26, 2018
  5. New Hebrew Challenges Rock! — November 6, 2018

Most commented posts

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

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Jan 10

Growing Skills for Partner Work

I continue to be struck by the way that Nitzanim children have been delighted all year to work with a partner. We’ve worked so hard as a community to intentionally build our skills for kind partnership, and I’ve been amazed to see how seriously children take up this challenge. Check out everything we’ve been practicing: …

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Dec 18

Showtime

How to make a Chanukah puppet show by Nitzanim (“Buds” for first grade). Step 1:Make a list of all the characters in the Chanukah* story. Then, make puppets, props, and backdrops. It helps to work with a buddy. Nitzanim children decided that we needed puppets to represent Jewish people, Syrian Greeks, King Antiochus, and Judah …

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Dec 10

Celebration

Can you believe it’s already December? Where has the time gone? It feels like only yesterday that Nitzanim children were starting a new year in a new space with a new morah (teacher). Children have grown and learned so much since September! There’s so much to celebrate! We’re celebrating the way that children tried a Chanukah think-pair-share today …

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Nov 26

Run and play

Can you see it?! Can you feel it?!   Ah the joy of running around and playing together! Nitzanim children have worked SO HARD these last few weeks on their Ya’akov v’Esav projects. Each child has created a series of beautifully detailed chalk pastel drawings filled with ideas and questions about things that really matter …

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Nov 06

New Hebrew Challenges Rock!

There is a flurry of excitement and industriousness in Beit Nitzanim during זמן עברית (Zeman Ivrit–Hebrew time) these days. With so many choices, children can find a way to play that’s just right for them and feel confident about their learning. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to play recently: These two children have …

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Oct 30

Trying something new

At the end of last week, Nitzanim children tried something new with great confidence! In small groups, children took turns holding their chalk pastel artwork and explaining their ideas to each other. With a little bit of help from a grown-up, some children were even able to respond to each other’s interpretations with sentence stems …

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Oct 23

Genesis 25 & 27:1-9 for Nursery and Kindergarten

Genesis 25 20 … Yitzchak was 40 years old, when he married Rivkah… 21 For many years they had no children. Yitzchak prayed to God for his wife. She became pregnant with twins. 22 Then, the babies were crushing each other inside of her. She said, “Why is this happening to me?” And she went …

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Oct 23

Genesis 25 & 27 for 1st-3rd Grade

Genesis 25   19 This is [about] the children of Yitzchak, the son of Avraham. Avraham had Yitzchak, 20 and when Yitzchak was 40 years old, he married Rivkah… 21 Yitzchak begged Adonai about his wife, because she couldn’t have a baby. And Adonai gave him what he begged for. Rivkah, his wife, became pregnant. …

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Oct 22

All the Rage

What makes us feel like this?!? Rainbow writing! It’s all the rage in Beit Nitzanim right now. First grade writers are working on meticulously copying the shapes of Hebrew letters both in print and in script. It started with one kiddo who really loves to write and didn’t find any Hebrew games on the shelves …

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Oct 15

Playing with sounds

In Beit Nitzanim, we’ve been playing with the sounds of Hebrew letters and words, listening closely to see what we can hear: “Can you hear the ahh sound in your שם (shem–name)?” “Who has a luh luh ל lamed in their שם (shem–name)?” Children are so ready to show off the Hebrew skills they worked so hard to grow in …

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