This Chanukah message is an excerpt from the Barvazim class newsletter written by Morah Galya. "...I would like to add a personal note. When my husband and I moved from Israel with our two-year-old daughter (she’s now 15) we were in a shock when Chanukah came around the corner. We didn’t understand what was happening, and we felt lost. Until today, I still kind of feel lost but now that our daughters are getting older we are starting to find ourselves again. I will explain to
From the desk of Meredith S. ...you would see signs of Shabbat and Chanukah in every classroom. Here is a peek into your child's classroom window. Here is the Kofim class Chanukah Provocation Table. Provocations are scenarios, questions, or problems that invite children to explore specific concepts or topics as a group. This special table is inviting the children to look at the symbols of Chanukah. Sivionim, Chanukiot, cad katan, neirot and photos of latkes, gelt and hebr
From the desk of Michelle S. Quote from Promoting Creativity for Life Using Open-Ended Materials: "In this era of performance standards and skill-based/outcome-based education, it is more important than ever for educators and families to articulate the values and support the creativity of play and exploration as ways to meet the standards––and to go beyond them."