Tag: partnering

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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Turning toward each other

All year we work to build community in our kevutzot (groups). A foundation of trust, respect, and safety allows children at the Jewish Enrichment Center to wrestle deeply with text, ask profound questions, and create a Judaism that is personally meaningful and connects them to the ancient and ongoing Jewish conversation through the centuries. Even …

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Deepening each other’s ideas in Anafim v’Alonim

What a week it has been in Beit Anafim v’Alonim (branches” and “oak trees” for 4th and 5th grades).  All the deep and thoughtful question asking, ideas and artwork that have developed over this theme are just… EXTRAORDINARY!!   This week children did some serious and focused planning for their projects to share with the community …

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Back to the basics in Chevrutah

    Anafim have practiced a lot how to listen to each other, how to come up with their own ideas about a texts that we read, and how to respectfully disagree. With the start of our new theme, we’re honing these skills in the form of partnered learning. Working in Chevrutah Anafimers are partnering …

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Celebrating Our First-Time Megillah Readers!

What a joyous Purim! Our children, ages 4 – 8, stood up in front of our community and READ MEGILLAH! Extraordinary. They’re so young, and already starting to learn Hebrew and lead our community from the bimah. Can you imagine what our children will be like in five years? Plus: this morning’s accomplishment was such …

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Partnering on a Simchat Torah Flag

What we were hoping for when we offered older and younger children a chance to create a Simchat Torah flag together… What collaboration!   http://youtu.be/G-0IeHeHerc