Emma Davis

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Name: Emma Davis
Date registered: September 27, 2018

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  1. All the Anafim News That’s Fit to Print — May 31, 2019
  2. Remembering and Reflecting — May 23, 2019
  3. Rut-ing Around for Examples — May 16, 2019
  4. Deepening Our Thinking Through Text — May 7, 2019
  5. Celebrating Our Community — April 25, 2019

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May 31

All the Anafim News That’s Fit to Print

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Anafim wraps up the year by making a newspaper with all of the biggest stories from our year of learning together! The Anafim news team is covering a wide range of stories, from our favorite themes to our most memorable modalities. We’ve got one reporter providing live coverage of …

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May 23

Remembering and Reflecting

Can you believe it’s already the end of May? With just a few weeks left of the school year, Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) is taking some time to remember all of the awesome things that we’ve done together as a community this year. We started by thinking about our current theme, nosei …

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May 16

Rut-ing Around for Examples

This week in Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade), we’ve been digging into Megillat Rut for examples of nosei v’ol im chaveiro (helping a friend carry a burden). Children have identified a bunch of possible examples of nosei v’ol im chaveiro in the text. Some have said that Rut going to pick barley was …

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May 07

Deepening Our Thinking Through Text

Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) opened up our new theme, Nosei v’ol im chaveiro (helping a friend carry a burden), with so many big ideas about what that phrase could mean. Children talked about how sometimes we help our friends physically carry stuff — like grocery bags, or boxes, or toys. But they …

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Apr 25

Celebrating Our Community

This Pesach (Passover), Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) has a lot that we’re celebrating! Lately, we’ve been talking about what it looks like to be a kind, caring member of our community. One place we’ve been focusing on this is kibud (“snack”), where we’ve been practicing giving friendly greetings to our conversation partners, …

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Apr 18

Pesach Creation

As Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) slides into week three of our Pesach (Passover) preparation, the creative frenzy has not faltered. After years of learning about Pesach, these Anafimers know their stuff and are excited to share their ideas and explore new ones about Pesach. Anafimers are hard at work in the studio, …

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Apr 10

Running with the Rabbis

To prepare for Pesach (Passover) this year, Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd grade) are diving deep into conversation with some of the ancient rabbis to consider different ways to interpret Pesach. We started with the Mishnah, a set of books from the early rabbis compiled around 210 C.E. The Mishnah says that a seder …

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Apr 03

Sprinting Towards Pesach

Anafim is back from spring break and ready for Pesach (Passover)!! These second and third graders came already remembering so many things about Pesach (Passover) — like the things that go on the seder plate, the 10 plagues, and the text from Exodus that chronicles the Israelites getting out of slavery in Mitzrayim (Egypt). Even …

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Mar 15

Celebrating Our Growth

As the winter quarter wraps up, Anafim has so much to celebrate! On Sunday, Anafimers shared their לְהִתְפַּלֵל (l’hitpalel – “to pray”) final projects with their families and communities. Children exuded joy and pride as they got to share all of their hard work and big ideas from this theme. All of the ways in …

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Mar 08

Is it Purim Yet?

We’ve added the finishing touches to our projects, edited our artist statements, and took one final moment to share our work with each other. And now Anafim cannot wait to share their projects with the world at our Family Exploration and Celebration on Sunday! In the meantime, we’ve started our exploration of Purim! Without me …

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