Tag Archive: end of year

Jun 08

Completing the Year on a Sweet Note

Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) had a wonderful last week of Jewish Enrichment for the שנה (shanah– year)! Playing one last game of מסטיק (Mastik– the Hebrew version of, “bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish”)! Last עברית (Ivrit– Hebrew) choices! Finishing our אותיות (otiot– Hebrew letters) book! Playing a משחק צבע (mischak tzevah– color game) outside with the parachute! …

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Jun 07

A Joyous Final Week

It was a joyous final week filled with some of our favorite things: Baking Making up skits together outside Yetzirah (art/creativity) projects And cozy Ivrit (Hebrew) At the end of the day, we had a chance to speak our mind to our community. Here are just a few of the comments children shared: “Thank you everybody for a really …

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May 25

Quick, quick.

There’s not a moment to lose! We only have a few real workdays left, and it turns out that this project we’ve undertaken is actually our biggest and most collaborative project yet. It’s just right for the end of the year, though: Look at how many skills and habits are going into it! Familiarity and …

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May 23

Preparing to Say Shalom in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about remembering the experiences we shared together. In the sensory table, we searched for photos of many of the different learning experience we shared this year. Excitedly, we recognized our friends’ faces and our own face. We also revisited some of our favorite explorations from the year together. …

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May 18

Final project time!

This week in אלונים (“Oak trees,” for 5th and 6th grades), we’ve been busy working on our final projects for the year! Our final project prompt is: Tell the story of your encounter with a big idea or question this year. Children are working independently or in pairs to identify a big question or idea …

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May 16

One Final Project, Many Steps

We’ve started our final project in Beit Nitzanim. It’s a project that helps us reflect on our whole year AND a project we can work on together, so that we can show off all of our fabulous teamwork skills. The project has so many steps: Step 1: Remember the three big themes from our year: Bamidbar (“In …

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Jun 11

Shteelim Closes Out Our Year Together

The past two weeks in Shteelim, we have concluded our (Sh’mitah -Release) theme, celebrated with our families at the Exploration and Celebration, packed up our space, had new adventures in our newly empty space, worked hard to finish our memory sefarim (books), revisited some of our favorite explorations from the year and brainstormed advice we would want …

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Jun 03

Nitzanim makes a mosaic!

This week in yetzirah (art/creativity), Nitzanim worked together to create and finish their final project for the year, a mosaic bench.  For the last two weeks, children collaborated to create three symbols, one for each of our three main themes this past year, Hallel, Haggadah, and Sh’mitah.  Nitzanim thought, talked, and drew to invent unique, simplified …

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Jun 12

Shorashim Enjoys Their Final Week!

Shorashim had a fantastic final week at the Jewish Enrichment Center! We may have been down to bare walls, and been without our usual space on Sunday, but we didn’t let that get us down! We played some of our favorite games from the year, such as hopscotch! We made meals for our old צבעים …

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