Tag: music

Shehecheyanu Feelings

This week, Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for kindergarten) started thinking about Shehecheyanu feelings. First we heard one idea to help us figure out when a person might say Shehecheyanu.  “When I’m having a special experience, like getting something new and useful, or seeing someone I have not seen in a long time and notice I’m …

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Nitzanim Musical Yetzirah

This week in Nitzanim (“Buds,” for first and second grade children) we are learning the shemot (names) for the different colors in Ivrit!  We negotiated together as a group how we would like Musical Yetzirah (art/creativity) to run. We decided when the music stopped to exchange materials, seats, and/or drawings of the different words. The …

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Anafim Gets the Band Back Together

Are you ready to rock?! Beit Anafim (“Branches” for 2nd and 3rd graders) is gearing up to drop the HOTTEST singles of 5779. In honor of Tu B’Shevat, we’re writing songs that are all about etzim (trees). We started by exploring our instruments. We experimented to see the different ways we could use them to …

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Nitzanim Makes Music Pt. 2

This week in Nitzanim, kindergarteners made their own music to explore the story of Ya’akov’s dream. During כבוד (kibud — snack) recently, we’ve had several conversations about how Ya’akov feels at various points — when he is traveling in the desert toward Charan, when he is having the amazing dream of the ladder, when he wakes up …

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Nitzanim Makes Music

Yesterday, Nitzanimers expressed the יעקב (Ya’akov) story by making music. Children were divided into three groups to plan and arrange musical scores for each of the three parts of the story: 1) יעקב (Ya’akov) running away; 2) His dream of angels ascending and descending a ladder; and 3) יעקב (Ya’akov) pouring oil on a pillar. …

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Nitzanim Dance like Daniel and Darius

As we continue to explore the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Nitzanimers have begun to connect the story to our הַלֵל (hallel) theme through movement and dance! In kindergarten, we have spent time over the past week discussing the way we think Daniel feels when he is released from the lion’s den and what he might want …

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שלום חברים (Shalom Chaverim!)

I just had to post this! When I asked a Shteelimer boy to show me the hand motions to his favorite song we sing at שירה תפלה (Shirah/Tefillah)… He asked “Why can’t I just sing it to you?!” Before I could answer, he began… (click on the link below) Shalom Chaverim      

Shirah/Tefillah Music

Lots of parents have been asking where they can get copies of the music we sing at Shirah/Tefillah (Singing/Prayer). Clearly, we’ll have to make our own recordings one year. Until then, here are a few CDs I’d recommend for your cars and ipods. The titles are links to where you can buy them. Let us …

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Let the Heavens

Sing along! http://youtu.be/5yRwTzlhIZ8?t=1m29s  

Aviv Cards and Some Frogs

We’re making cards for our grandparent(s). I’m making splatters! The splatters are flowers and this is a big old tree. My card is about אביב (aviv, or Spring). I’m making lots of trees. In Shorashim we used our “Pharoah’s Chair” that we made to play a singing game. By using the frogs we made as …

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