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16 Apr

From Yom Hazikaron (Memorial) to Yom Haatzmaut (Independence)

Each year we take the time to remember those who lost their lives in the courageous act of defending Israel. We marked Yom Hazikaron with our elementary children age 7 to 11).  On the following day – we had to move directly into the celebrations of Yom Haatzmaut – Israel Independence Day. Celebrating with a […]

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9 Apr

יום העצמאות (Yom Ha’atzmaut) – Israel Independence Day

Next week on April 15th we will mark Israel Independence Day. We learned about Israeli names such as Dan, Yael, Elisheva, and places such as Beer Sheva, Jerusalem, Ramat HaGolan, and Har Carmel.  We also learned in Rimon class a story about children who travel to Israel and visit all those wonderful places. We also […]

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9 Apr

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day in Zayit (Elementary)

Yesterday was Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day). We started off by watching and listening to the siren in Israel and saw how everyone stops and gets out of their cars to reflect. During this, we did our own moment of silence and reflection.Then we discussed what 6 million means. We used the million manipulative and […]

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24 Mar

Outdoors Seder Meal

We had a fantastic Passover celebration yesterday with each of our classes. Throughout the past couple of weeks, each class spent time learning about the story of Passover and how the Jews escaped from Egypt. They learned using a variety of mediums including storybooks, plague puppets and story characters. The students also discussed the Four […]

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24 Mar

Weaving for Passover

In a few days on Passover night, we will be reading  the Hagada where we learn that each of us needs to see ourselves as if we were getting out of Egypt: as of we had the experience to move from slavery to freedom. Today we asked the children to imagine how does it feel […]

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23 Mar

Google Exodus – What if Moses had Facebook?

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23 Mar

What to Expect When … Expecting a 5 or 6 years Old Child’s Work in a Montessori Classroom

This week, our school is holding Parent Teacher Conferences. We are often asked by the parent, what are the types of work that the 5 and 6 year old accomplishes in their third year in the Primary Level. Obviously, it’s contingent on the child’s interests and own pace of learning. Regarding the areas of life […]

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15 Mar

Passover – Sign of Freedom

Passover is in the air, the major Jewish holiday that occurs in the spring on the fifteen-day of the Hebrew month of Nisan is often called “the holiday of spring” and “the holiday of freedom”, celebrating the freedom from 400 years of slavery of the Jewish people from Egypt. We chose our art project of […]

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15 Mar

Little Hands Working – Expending Concentration Time

It is not easy being a toddler. Almost everything is a big job. Whether I can pour without spilling, push a cart, or use the painting bottles.  Sometimes my teacher makes it even harder, as she puts on the shelves materials that are requiring those particular fine motor skills. The challenge is to keep at […]

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15 Mar

Women’s Celebration Month

March is Women’s History month. In honor of all women, we learned about a great Mexican female artist, Frida Kahlo. She was famous for her self-portraits. One of her quotes was, “I paint self portraits because I am so often alone because I am the person I know best.” Frida’s work as an artist remained […]

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