Maimonides School

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Spreading glue on the Mitzvah Tree


Exploring the outdoors on a walk

We love Science with Morah Mimi!


Creating a tree for Tu B’Shevat with branches we found outside

Exploring our treasure boxes


Using winter colors to make creative artwork

Winter is so sparkly!

White handprints look like snowflakes.

Art with Ms. K is a blast!

Morah Anna leading us out of Egypt and crossing the sea

Hashem makes Moshe’s staff split the sea.

Bubble wrap makes interesting paint textures.

Decorating the tree for our bulletin board

Checking the eggs for blood spots

Mixing the cookie batter

Making shapes with cookie cutters



Investigating and playing with our train set

Making bird feeders in honor of the parsha

Crisco is sticky so the birdseed stays on the pinecones.

A fun painting project


Crossing the Yam Suf with Morah Leah in Music

Yay, we made it!


Decorating our shkediah (almond tree) for Tu B’Shevat. Our students loved singing “HaShkediah Porachat” (“The Almond Tree is Blooming”) while decorating it.


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We loved creating lice out of paint for the plague!


We surprised Morah Robin dressed as frogs!


Painting green for frogs!


And red for dam (blood)!


Morah Marion taught us about the plagues.


Checking out their treasure boxes!


And deciding what to build with the contents!


Decorating the frog with different green materials and stickers


Adding boils to our Mitzri (Egyptian).


Creating choshech (darkness) with all different kinds of black materials


Learning about Havdalah in preparation for our ECC Havdalah event!



Last week was very short, but we were extremely happy to see your kids again after the break!



















In Boston it is winter, but we are getting ready for Tu B’Shevat. We are planted sunflowers and hope they will grow well.



We still don’t have any snow outside, but in our science experiment with Morah Mimi we made a snowstorm.


The kids really liked discovering what was inside our little treasure boxes.

Playing with these loose parts was so much fun.

On Thursday, we had Morah Marion with her amazing Drama class


She introduced the kids to the new Parashat haShavua .

The kids were so invested in the story of king Pharaoh and the Ten Makkot.

We did an art project about the Ten Makkot and even tried to take care of “sick animals.”

We have a very special Havdalah project for this Saturday night.

The kids made and decorated Havdalah candles.

This week we continue with the story of the ten plagues.

Marion showing how ancient matzah sandwiches were made.

By the end of the week, we were very happy to see that our sunflowers had started to grow!


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We finished last week with a fun Drama class listening to the story of King Pharaoh’s dreams



We also make cookies using Chanukah shapes for our party

We all had fun adding the ingredients and mixing the dough

On Monday we did a goodbye-Chanukah party, making projects and singing Chanukah songs


On Tuesday we explore how scissors work with different materials


In our free time we enjoyed playing with playdough

Our our walk we met new friends

On Wednesdays we have Drama class. We enjoyed listening to the story of Yosef.

Playing doctor is one of our favorite games. On Wednesday, our gentle “doctors” were trying to help Amalia to “feel better.”

We finished our day with a special new game called “Monkey Zoo,” which was created by our very own Yakira!









Enjoying the latkes we made for snack!


Painting with neirot (candles for) Chanukah!


Decorating different Chanukah symbols


Checking the eggs for our cookies


Pouring in ingredients


And mixing the batter!


Checking out the insides of a pumpkin


And scooping out the seeds


We loved exploring all different kinds of musical instruments.


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We made a chanukiyah with our bodies in the gym!


Making the flames for our chanukiyah



Making dreidel aprons
 

Using Chanukah stamps to make lovely pictures

 

 
Making swords and shields
 

Painting dreidels to use in our show

We use real canvas art
 

Making paper swords for our Chanukah party

 

We had stars of David, chanukiyot, and kad katan stamps


Using the projector to explore Chanukah symbols

 

Coloring on the images gave us a chance to interact with them in a fresh new way.

Even though we have been very busy getting ready for Chanukah, we still have time to play

 

Eyal was “feeling sick” so our “doctors” helped him out

 

Our “doctors” were very patient and gentle!


 

 
We just love being helpful.
 

We enjoyed playing with playdough


On Wednesday we enjoyed Science with Morah Mimi and discovered the concept of absorbency while observing what can happen if you put cotton balls into water.



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We loved setting up candles in our chanukiyah.



We created a Chanukiah out of all different types of materials.


We strung beads for our Thanksgiving project.


We decorated dreidels!


Shabbat party fun!


A very exciting science experiment with Morah Tzipi!


We made footprints with elephants, like the ones from the Chanukah story.


Morah Tzipi told us about the parsha!


Decorating a beautiful chanukiyah


Pretending to light candles.


Using blocks to make chanukiyot.


Painting shields like the Maccabim.



We colored on top of our light table!



The students listened to Morah Anna tell the Chanukah story.



Fun in art class!


Decorating candles for a big Menorah


Practicing for our Chanukah party!


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Our students loved playing in the leaves on our neighborhood walk.


Especially jumping in them!

They even got to lay down in some and watch the clouds go by.


Morah Tzipi found a caterpillar for us to meet. We named him Apples!


We decorated our kad with shiny materials.

Decorating “candles” for our chanukiyah!


Morah Elana read us a special Shabbat story.


We loved exploring the chanukiyah in our classroom.

We placed the “candles” in the holders!

Painting using dreidels was so exciting!

Watering our plants and watching them grow!


On Thursday, we enjoyed Drama class. Everyone really paid attention!

Morah Marion used Yaakov and Eisav puppets to illustrate the parasha story.


We saw real lentils, touched them, and listened to the story of Yaakov and Eisav.


We even made our own lentil soup! Everyone was cutting vegetables and putting them in the big pot.


Thursday afternoon, Morah Tzipi brought to class a special guest--a woolly bear caterpillar!

We finished our week with a beautiful Shabbat Party, eating the lentil soup we made and singing Shabbat songs.

We walk around the school every day collecting leaves, so we decided make one last fall project using beautiful natural materials.


We are very excited to start decorating our class for Chanukah!

Decorating dreidels was so much fun.

Spin the dreidel and create art!

Spin or dip the dreidel in the paint? It’s not easy to decide!


On Wednesday was very cold and we discover the water transfer to ice.




Story time


On Wednesday Morah Anna introduced to the kids Chanukah story and the kids made beautiful Chanukiah

In our walk around the school we saw special guests: it was real turkey

Shh! The turkey coming to visit




Yakov dream, this what we choose from Parashat hashavua Vayaitzai






 


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Rabbi Jaffe taught us all about mezuzot and how to hang them.


Morah Tzipi has the best challah recipe! We loved baking with her.


Watching the yeast bubble was so exciting.


We all got turns pouring flour in.


Obstacle courses were a blast!


We made Esav puppets covered in red hair!


Morah Tzipi taught us about Yaakov and how he liked to learn and daven.


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We created tents using popsicle sticks.


And all sorts of different colored fabrics!


We played doctor and gave Morah Tzipi a check up!


We davened at our Shabbat party.


We made challah with the 9th grade!


We made beautiful necklaces, like in the parsha.


We also traced camels.


We explored train tracks.


We also enjoyed a neighborhood walk!

We added jewelry to our caravan of camels…

And walked them to a well to give them water!


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We loved decorating this box to use as our tent, just like Avraham Avinu’s.

Morah Tzipi added four openings to our new tent.



We acted out parts of Parashat Lech Lecha with Morah Leah!


Getting creative!

We love projects with paint and leaves!


Spending time in our tent, just like the one Avraham Avinu had.


We love getting our sponges ready to clean up!


Dress up is so much fun!


“Lighting” candles at Shabbat party


Enjoying the outdoors!


A lovely neighborhood walk!




Making all kinds of footprints for Parashat Lech Lecha


And then washing off our animals!


Our budding artists


Exploring different textures


Enjoying a lesson on the parsha




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Giant cardboard boxes are fuel for imagination!

We had so much fun making rainbows with watercolors!


We sang about apples with Morah Leah in Music class.


Morah Anna taught us all about Parashat Noach!

We were riveted!



We loved making rainbows with paint and dot art!

We collected leaves for one of our projects for Curriculum Experience Night!


We loved going on a long walk together and experiencing nature!

We have continued to enjoy exploring our class teiva, even after Parashat Noach passed!


We explored a (plastic) bumblebee with magnifying glasses!


We loved decorating a mailbox for Curriculum Experience Night!


We continued our learning about rainbows by creating our own with tissue paper!


Preparing our special leaf project for Curriculum Experience Night



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Fruit printing in art


Spending time in our class teiva



Discovering apple seeds



Creating a sun


Shiny things become the stars and moon

 


Making the land and trees from the Third Day of Creation


Checking out the bumblebees we caught


Fun and dancing with Morah Leah in Music class


Learning about how Hashem created water…



 

And Earth!


Learning how Hashem created people


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Learning Torah on our light table
 
 Playing ball outside!
   
Painting with lulavim 


Picking schach for our class sukkah
 
 Making sukkah decorations to bring home
    
Decorating our class sukkah
 
 
Fun in the sun!
 
 
Building sukkot with pegs
 Snack time and stories with Morah Robin
 
Waving his Simchat Torah flag!


Using magnifying glasses and tracing paper to explore a Sefer Torah and Torah letters


 
 
 
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