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Feb 27

Cultivating Leadership Skills with Young Children

In Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten), we have been working with a paradigm of leadership that connects to skills that the children are already starting to develop. That a leader is someone who works to make the would bette, using listening, partnership, courage and persistence. One exploration that the children have …

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Feb 07

Shifts in Intensity

This week in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten), we have been working on our understanding of an intense experience that Eliyahu HaNavi has in our text. 11 [Adonai] said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before Adonai.”V’hineh, Adonai passed by!A great and powerful wind ripped through the mountain, shattering rocks …

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Jan 31

Introducing Eliyahu HaNavi

This week in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten), we started to hear and talk about the character, Eliyahu HaNavi. We heard and introduction to the text, which comes from I Kings, chapter 19: Eliyahu Hanavi was a leader. He was trying to make peace between people. (Eliyahu HaNavi was trying to …

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Jan 10

Ivrit (Hebrew) Joy

For the week following Winter Break, we shift our focus to Ivrit (Hebrew), while the educators prepare for our winter theme. I want to bring forward the joy that the children of Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) were expressing while working on some of our Ivrit (Hebrew) skills and vocabulary. The …

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Dec 13

Chanukah Play is Underway

Chanukah play is underway in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten)! Our preparations for Chanukah , the children get to hear some favorite chanukah folktales and play chanukah in our house area, playing סְבִיבוֹן (sevivon- dreidel), making latkes to eat, lighting the נֵרוֹת (neyrot -candles) in our חֲנֻכִּיָה (chanukiya- a menorah that …

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Oct 31

Collaboration makes it all Possible

There has been quite a bit of excitement in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) as we have started our theme, Adam v’Admah (using Chapters 1-3 of the book of Genesis from the Torah). One thing to know about this group of children is that they continue to find ways to collaborate …

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Oct 18

See you Sunday!

We’ve been so busy preparing for our Sukkot Harvest Party. Making treats to share. Shaking the lulav and etrog. And playing some new Sukkot Ivrit (Hebrew) games. We can’t wait to celebrate the season’s bounty with you. See you Sunday at 9:15!

Sep 20

A Community of Kindness

The children in Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) have started the year working on being a community where we all take care of each other by being kind to each other. There were so many examples of children being kind this week: We welcomed guests for a Rosh Hashanah celebration! We …

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Sep 13

Gearing up for a Sweet New Year

Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) are starting the year off on the right comunal foot. On our very first day together, children were already practicing talking and listening to a partner. We read a story where a whole community works together to help a child make her family’s Rosh Hashanah (Jewish …

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