Tag Archive: final project

Nov 29

Wrapping Up Ya’akov and Esav In Anafim v’Alonim!

This week in Beit Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade and “Oak trees” for 5th and 6th grades), we have been super focused on finishing any final details to our projects, sharing out our artist statements, and some editing around our words.  This is really such an exciting time.  Not only are we just over …

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Nov 16

Making New Connections in Anafim v’Alonim

We have been very busy in Beit Anafim v’ Alonim (“Branches” for 4th grade and “Oak trees” for 5th and 6th grades), this week as we connect all of our inquiries on this text.  Children are making connections from earlier parts of the text to later parts of the text through their beautiful art work. Some …

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Nov 14

Gathering Our Big Ideas

In Beit Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade), we are gearing up to start our final projects about Ya’akov and Esav (Jacob and Esau)! For our project, we’re asking ourselves, “Which part of the text do I think is most important to Ya’akov and Esav’s relationship?” We’ll use collages to show that part of …

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May 23

And Suddenly…

There is quiet focus new understanding of old text synthesis of the main idea naming our learning, and what was really important about our work this year. It’s end of year final project time. We have two days left to finish our project, the project that prompts us to revisit text, sort memories, determine what …

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May 17

Project Time is Magic

It’s May! In May, kids are bursting with energy. They start trying things they’d never have done a few months ago, and not the good stuff, either. (I didn’t catch a photo, but yes, those were our mature, responsible fifth and sixth graders playing a “game” of stealing crackers off of each other’s napkins yesterday.) The month of May can challenge …

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Mar 02

Do Middle Schoolers Still Play?

Do middle schoolers still play? Not, play organized sports games, or board games, or video games. But do they still want to let their imaginations run and use their hands to create and get silly together? Just a quick look around the middle school room this week said it all. Here we are… …making a rocking chair, …

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Feb 23

Kids With Advanced Project Skills

It’s great to be a middle schooler! So capable, so responsible, so caring of everyone around them. And SO engrossed in their projects that we couldn’t drag them away at the end of the day!   We got right to work drafting our projects.   We tested out building ideas. Here’s the part where you …

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Dec 15

The Learning Keeps Going

Just because our installation of children’s ideas about Torah is now affixed to the wall, it doesn’t mean the learning stops! Here are three ways folks continued to learn from our installation this week. We Go Back to Reflect on Our Work We headed downstairs to read and think about each other’s projects. We wrote …

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Dec 07

Abuzz With Purpose

Everywhere we turn, children are fully immersed – in purposeful play, in expressing the big ideas of their project, and in contributing to the community. The result? Pride. It’s palpable in every room. See you on Sunday, December 10 to explore and celebrate children’s insightful ideas! Painting a giant backdrop for our installation Creating a giant …

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Nov 30

I’ll Take the Whole Thing, Please

Something new is happening with our 5th – 7th graders: they want it all. Our theme texts for this age group were Genesis 12 – 25, more text than we’ve ever swallowed in a single theme, and still, these children are reaching out to grab more text: texts we’ve read over the last 7 years and …

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