Tag Archive: First Six Weeks

Sep 13

Welcome to Anafim v’Alonim

Welcome to Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for 3rd-4th grades and “Oak Trees” for 5th grade)! After a long summer, we were so excited to see each other this fall. We began the year by playing pictionary with some summer stories, a slew of רֹאשׁ הַשָׁנַה (Rosh HaShannah) games, and sharing our hopes for our year together.

Sep 08

We are kind!

It’s the first week of sessions and the children in Nitzanim v’Anafim (“Buds” for 1st and 2nd grades and “Branches” for 3rd grade) already know so much about how to be kind and caring towards each other. When we accept and celebrate that everyone in our community has different skills and challenges, we make our …

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Oct 01

Sukkat Shalom

Have your third, fourth, and fifth graders been talking about the amazing Sukkat Shalom (shelter of peace) that they designed? As part of our beginning of the year community building in Anafim v’Alonim (“Branches” for third and fourth grades and “Oak Trees” for fifth grade) and in connection with the Sukkot (Booths) holiday, children explored …

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Sep 24

Building intentional community online

!שנה טובה (Happy New Year)! Long time no blog. We’ve missed you! Taking the Enrichment Center online has been a learning experience, to put it lightly. I’ve been growing and learning with your children for quite a few years (thank you for letting me love them, too). So this change has felt like an even …

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Sep 07

We’re back!

We’re back! After a summer apart, we are thrilled to be back for our first week at the Jewish Enrichment Center. And what a joyful week of kindness, community building, and trying new thing’s it’s been! We’ve kindly offered each other strategies for finding out the names of Hebrew letters. We’ve tried a new way to …

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Sep 27

Cozy Corners

In Shteelim (‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we are starting off the year by practicing different ways to take care of ourselves, one way we are taking care of ourselves is to take breaks when our brains and bodies need them. We have a cozy corner in our room with a soft rug, a giant pillow, natural …

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