Shifra Whiteman

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Name: Shifra Whiteman
Date registered: October 31, 2011
Jabber / Google Talk: jewishenrichment

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  1. The Evolution of our Ivrit Memory Game — April 26, 2013
  2. Making Props for a Show — April 12, 2013
  3. א and ב with our גופים (Gufim – Bodies)! — November 30, 2012
  4. Listening to What Our Children Notice — November 20, 2012
  5. Positive and Negative space — February 15, 2012

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Apr 26

The Evolution of our Ivrit Memory Game

This week in Shteelim, we all came together and played an Ivrit memory game. What started out as a two-person game, evolved into the whole group playing together (sometimes as individuals and sometimes as teams.) The game itself evolved as well, from finding matches, to helping our חברים (chaverim – friends) remember where certain אותיות (otiyot – …

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Apr 12

Making Props for a Show

We started a whole new unit this week – ידידות (yedidut – friendship). Shteelim, after learning the story of King Saul (Sha’ool) and David, began to make props in order to act out King Shaul’s story. The children made everything from decorating one of our chairs to be a throne, to making sheep with cotton …

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Nov 30

א and ב with our גופים (Gufim – Bodies)!

Some children in Shteelim were itching for an Ivrit (Hebrew) challenge this week. We decided to see if we could make the letters א and ב with our bodies! The children had to try it out a few times and help each other position their גופים (gufim – bodies) until it was just right. Do …

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Nov 20

Listening to What Our Children Notice

Yesterday in Shteelim, the מורות (morot – educators) overheard children talk about how it gets dark much earlier in the day. We took this opportunity to listen and create an unscheduled activity – shadow puppets. The Shteelimers worked in pairs to be/create חיות (chayot – animals) with their bodies, animals that made it onto the …

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Feb 15

Positive and Negative space

  This week, Nitzanim learned about positive and negative space. This explains the process behind screen printing, which Nitzanim has done already and completed the first step of the Shema pillow cases. We researched images in books about Jewish Chagim (holidays) and were given the challenge to sketch an object that associates with a specific …

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Feb 15

Clay Fruit for Tu B’Shvat

On Tuesday, Shorashim came into yetzirah and were given clay. They were prompted to sculpt fruit, in honor of Tu B’Shvat and the results were very creative. We had a few strawberry and blueberry pancakes, an avocado, pears, a strawberry banana punch/hybrid and a smiley face constructed of blueberry eyes, a strawberry nose and a …

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Feb 10

Screen Printing with Nitzanim

This week, 4 Nitzanimers came into yetzirah to screen print snowflakes for pinat choref (the winter corner) in Beit Nitzanim. We discussed the process of screen printing as well as understanding negative and positive space. They will soon be repeating this process with a Shema themed project!

Feb 03

Friendships Among All Ages and New Friendship, Too

  This week I have been looking at how we see friendship at the Jewish Enrichment Center and how even 4 months into the program there are new ones being formed. On Tuesday, during musika (music) I walked in to find a Nitzanim boy and two Shorashim girls sitting together. The surprise was that it …

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Dec 12

Nitzanim’s GADOL Movie!

Today, Nitzanim worked on a *movie for Hanukkah. They all got into character and really took on those roles (some were even Greeks!) in some scenes of the story of the Maccabees. Here is a sneak peak of what you can expect! *The movie will be shown at the Rodfei Tzedek Hanukkah party on Sunday …

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Dec 12

Sevivon … Gadol Gadol Gadol!!!

Yesterday Shorashim came into Yetzirah and began to paint cardboard boxes for their sevivon costumes. Each child was given 2 sides of a box to paint in their own color and will be playing and learning about Hanukkah, using these costumes in a GADOL (big) scale!

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