Tag Archive: cooperative learning

Mar 20

Translating Big Ideas

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After the incredible excitement of Purim (our Anafimers who read Megilla did a fabulous job!), Anafim needed to get right back in the game. We had a special celebration on Monday and then, in a mad dash, we finished up our Beit Knesset projects throughout the week. Ill wait to unveil photos and other media …

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Mar 13

Progress on final projects

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  Our final project is moving forward. We started by imagining a beit knesset space that reflected the Anafimers’ ideas about how they felt inside a beit knesset. To visually represent those feelings we painted the walls of our beit knesset with colors depicting our feelings, mixing colors and shading to show intensity of emotion, as …

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Feb 13

Anafim full steam ahead!

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  Two weeks ago, Anafim started a new Hebrew book with new vocabulary. In the past two weeks the children have been flying through the books! This week the children began using puppets to read Hebrew with their friends.   There is so Much enthusiasm in the room! The children enter, read a Hebrew message …

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Feb 13

What is in Our Beit Knesset?

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As Nitzanim make our way through the בית כנסת (beit keneset; synagogue) and fill in our research maps, we’re starting to notice the different kinds of objects found in each room. We’ve also been getting to know the objects in the בית תפילה  (beit tefilah; house of prayer, i.e. sactuary and chapel) that make the rooms particularly …

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Feb 06

Anafim delves deeper

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    At the end of the week Anafim shares kibud (snack) with one Nitzanimer. She told us about the work that Nitzanim had been doing, exploring the different areas of the Beit Knesset and recording the uses of each room in an adventure journal. The Anafimers reached for their research journals to see if the …

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Jan 16

Anafim celebrates Tu B’shvat

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What a packed week celebrating Tu B’shvat! We spent the beginning of the week making recycling bins for our friends in Nitzanim and Shorashim. We repurposed planters that we had made for Tu B’shvat 5772 and decorated them using recycled materials.   The Anafimers thought of so many ways to live in accordance with the …

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Jan 09

Welcome Back, Anafim!

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After a long and snowy break, Anafim is excited to be back at the Jewish Enrichment Center! With Tu B’Shvat just around the corner, Anafim has begun to think carefully about how we celebrate and preserve our natural resources. The Jewish idea of Bal Tashchit, (בל תשחית) the prohibition to waste, has been our focus. We …

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Jan 09

Sharing Ideas with Friends

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Tu B’Shevat is coming! And at the Jewish Enrichment Center this week we’ve been thinking of ways to celebrate the holiday and honor the earth. But this post isn’t really about the upcoming holiday. I’m happy to say this blog post is about the kindness of our children and their eagerness to teach each other …

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Dec 19

Anafim puts on a play

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Our Wednesday Anafimers have spent time in an amazing extended yetzirah (art/expression) project. As the project wrapped up it became clear the Anafimers had other talents itching to be unleashed, and a dramatic production was in order! Morah Hinda read the chassidic story “Mendel the Thief” in which the thief sets out to trick the …

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Nov 28

A whirlwind week in Anafim

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This week in Anafim we had a million and a half things to work on. In between our regular Ivrit (Hebrew) work and routine activities, we also found ourselves scrambling to finish our special Chanukah project (a light box combining pictures of our families and beautiful Chanukiot we drew). Additionally, this past week we got …

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