Molly Kulwin

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Name: Molly Kulwin
Date registered: March 12, 2018

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  1. What if you don’t feel that alive feeling when you get something new: should you still say שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu)? — January 28, 2021
  2. Celebration Time!! — December 4, 2020
  3. Big Questions from Anafim v’Alonim — November 13, 2020
  4. Our Responsibility In Working Towards The World As It Should Be — March 5, 2020
  5. Who Does It Take to Make the World as It Should Be? — January 31, 2020

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Jan 28

What if you don’t feel that alive feeling when you get something new: should you still say שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu)?

Over the last several weeks,  Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th-5th grade) has been exploring the blessing, שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu). We began by pulling out the root of שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ (Shehecheyanu) which is חַי (alive). Children came up with different moments they felt SUPER ALIVE. For example, receiving shoes as a gift that “I didn’t …

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Dec 04

Celebration Time!!

Next Sunday is Family Exploration and Celebration! We will celebrate the amazing Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th-5th grade) ideas, questions, and creations from this theme, תֵּבָה (Teyva – “Ark”). I spent this week looking back at all the words children have shared through the theme. Wow, I can see how their ideas …

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Nov 13

Big Questions from Anafim v’Alonim

What a fabulous few weeks we’ve had exploring the text of נֹחַ (Noach – “Noah”) in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th-5th grade)! Such rich questions and ideas have bubbled to the surface.  Children started our theme תֵּבָה (Teyva – “Ark”) theme by revisiting their חברותא (partner text study) skills. Children begin by …

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Mar 05

Our Responsibility In Working Towards The World As It Should Be

We are just a week away from Family Exploration and Celebration! The community will come together to celebrate the amazing work our children do and all the steps that go into it. Eliyahu HaNavi (Elijah the Prophet) is our current theme. Many children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grades and “Oak trees” for 5th …

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Jan 31

Who Does It Take to Make the World as It Should Be?

For the last couple of sessions children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” and “Oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades) have been exploring what their impact, their communities’ impact, and societies’ impact is in creating the world as it should be. Wow, the ideas were so powerful. A long list was created after children participated in …

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Jan 16

4th and 5th Grade in Partnership

For the next few weeks and into our new theme Eliyahu Ha’Navi, we’ll be paying special attention to listening and partnership. This week children worked in partnership with one another. Working with a partner takes different kinds of listening. What does listening look like? Sound like? Feel like? One of the ways we explored was …

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Jan 10

Exploring New Vocabulary in 2nd and 3rd Grade

Happy New Year! How wonderful it is to be back together after break.  Every few weeks we begin a new focus in our Ivrit (Hebrew) curriculum. Holiday vocabulary (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Chanukah, etc..), numbers, classroom materials, and now the focus is on colors. Children engage with the vocabulary in all kinds of ways. Special …

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Dec 13

Retelling The Story of Chanukah through Shrinky Dinks

There are a number of super awesome ways we’ve been remind ourselves about the holiday and story of Chanukah. We’ve played variations of sevivon (dreidel), fun vocabulary games in ivrit (hebrew), and working with Shrinky Dinks. Yes- Shrinky Dinks. Who doesn’t like making itty bitty tiny things?! Children have used shrinky dinks to create different …

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Oct 25

The Tree of Knowing Good and Bad

As we continue our exploration of our current theme Adam v’Adamah in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grades and “Oak trees” for 5th grade), many children are captivated by the Tree of knowing good and bad.  In Genesis 2, we encounter the tree of knowing good and bad. Here are the versus in Genesis 2 that …

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Sep 27

Getting messy in Anafim v’Alonim!

This week children in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 2nd-4th grades and “Oak trees” for 5th grade) experimented painting with their etzba’ot (fingers). It was a hit! The children only worked with primary colors and white, such amazing mixing they did! Each session children chose a new part of the text we read. So far we …

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