With the help of our child-size gardening tools and beautiful plot of land designed for planting, the children get a hands-on lesson on botany each week. Together, they plant fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The students love to dig, plant, and water the seeds.
The joy on their faces when the fruit of their labor starts to bloom is a sight to behold! Teaching children about healthy eating habits starts by learning where our food comes from! From farm to table has never come more alive.
Together with our talented music teachers and their instruments, the children explore music in a child-friendly manner. Using a variety of unique instruments, they discover beats, rhythms, and the different sounds and tunes of instruments. They are also introduced to Hebrew songs related to the Holidays in our calendar. This is a fabulous combination class of music and Hebrew language.
Our Atalierista, art teacher, will be leading our process-based art for the entire school. They will explore materials, textures, and learn about famous artists and their unique techniques. They will use the Exploration Table in our Bet Garden. We are excited to be introducing clay to each classroom Art Atelier.
They will explore the textures, manipulate, squish, squeeze, pull, and push the clay, all which helps develop the child’s large and small muscles- improving dexterity. It fosters eye-hand coordination and builds a child’s ability to focus and build attention span. They will use the clay to expound on unit themes they are exploring inside their small group learnings as well.
Art is an integral part of our learning and is expressed in various ways throughout the day.
Outdoor/indoor gross motor fun with the skilled coaches has been an exhilarating experience in our past year. In our sports field in the Gimmel Garden, or in the comfort of their air-conditioned classrooms, our little friends are given the opportunities to play games that involve gross-motor and turn-taking skills. Using scoopers and balls, hoola hoops and the like, the coaches guide the classes in group games for 30 minutes. These classes will take place once a week in the mornings.
With our new beautiful facility, we have the chance to create shaded areas for endless amounts of exploration. Children will have the opportunities to explore open-ended materials, loose part and arts during outdoor play and other set times during the day. We consider our time outside as impactful as our time indoors and our facility is enriched with various learning opportunities, hence the name “Outdoor Classroom.”
We are excited to announce the return of our monthly Tot Shabbats! The last Friday of every month, we gather together as a school family, with our extended families to celebrate Shabbat together.
We will be enjoying fun, interactive, sensory-based gross-motor activities biweekly.
Each Friday, the children have a delightful opportunity to braid Challah dough for Shabbat to bring home freshly baked. This is a highlight of the week and all the children look forward to it!