Tag Archive: Anafim 5777

Mar 01

Installation Time!

It’s all installation all the time as we put the final preparations on our Kedushah (Holiness) Family Exploration and Celebration! We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, March 5th at 9:00 AM.   Here’s just a few pictures of Enrichment Center educators and staff hard at work designing an installation to honor children’s incredible work and …

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Feb 23

New Game

“Hey, look!” “I didn’t just want to do sight-reading, so I made a game. You put this gem here, in the clip, and then it fires it out onto the words. You read whatever word it lands on, then take it off and put a new word on from the pile.”   “Can we play now? …

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Feb 16

Diving in

Yup! It’s happened… ענפים (Anafim, “branches” for 3rd-4th grade) have shifted gears. They’ve taken their own ideas about קדושה (kedushah, holiness); deepened, sharpened, or expanded them in conversation with each other and the Jewish texts we’ve explored; and now they’re starting to channel these ideas through their unique creative visions. The classroom has bustled with activity this week as …

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Feb 09

Did you know you know…

“Did you know that you have a whole bunch of תפילות (tefillot; prayers) from the סידור (siddur, prayerbook) already memorized? Word for word?” “What? No I don’t! I’ve never memorized one.” Here, try one and see. Over the past couple of weeks, as our קדושה (kedusha, holiness) theme has been gaining momentum, we’ve taken a step back from …

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Feb 02

Turning point

It’s the third week of our קדושה (kedushah; holiness) theme in ענפים (Anafim; “branches,” for 3rd-4th grade), and something is about to happen. Right now, we have two units of  יצירת תורה (Yetzirat Torah; Torah creation/creativity) time most days. The first is focused on developing and articulating our ideas about קדושה (kedushah), and during the second one, we’re exploring excerpts from …

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Jan 31

Leviticus 19 for 1st-6th Grades

  Leviticus 19 וַיִּקְרָא י״ט 1) Adonai said to Moshe, א)  וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר 2) “Say to all of the group of the Israelites, ‘Be holy [קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ]; for I, Adonai your God, am holy.’ ב)  דַּבֵּר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם–קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ:  כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם 3) Every one of you must respect …

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Jan 19

What is holy?

A new, teeny tiny text:   וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר דַּבֵּר אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם קְדֹשִׁים תִּהְיוּ כִּי קָדוֹשׁ, אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם “Adonai said to Moshe, Say to all the group of the Israelites, ‘Be holy, for I, Adonai your God, am holy”   ( ויקרא; Vayikra, Leviticus 19:1-2) A 9-year-old responds using micrography: “What is holy / …

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Jan 12

But what does it mean?

We looked at a new שורש (shoresh, root) this week, and it happens to also be the foundation of our new theme. The שורש (shoresh, root) is ק.ד.ש (the letters kuf, daled, shin). See how it’s the backbone of the name of our new theme, קדושה (kedusha, holiness; spelled kuf, daled, vav, shin, heh)? So what is ק.ד.ש about? …

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Jan 06

Shoresh detectives

“What pattern of שלוש אותיות (shalosh otiot, three letters) do you see in each of these words? Give a thumbs up when you have an idea.” At first, the fourth graders, who encountered the concept of three-letter שורשים (shorashim, roots) structuring Hebrew words last year, took the lead in identifying and circling the sequence of letters in each word. …

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Dec 15

Wondering about History

Wow. Did you see our במדבר (Bamidbar, “In the Wilderness) projects? (Well, did you? They’re still up downstairs in the social hall– go check them out if you haven’t yet!) We could easily end the quarter just riding on our pride and excitement about the work we did together there. But we had a week left, between the end …

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