In pre-k and kindergarten, music class focuses on exploration and discovery. We begin learning about sound and how it is made using vibrations. We learn about and listen to several different kinds of instruments including ukulele, guitar, piano, keyboard, recorder, many types of percussion and more!
Join us for our Hanukkah Hoopla on Sunday, December 10 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. Our festive celebration is designed specifically for 3 – 5 year olds and will include hands-on activities and crafts, music, holiday treats and more! Activities are facilitated by our fabulous teachers. All are welcome!
Empathy is a very important mindset that we practice in our TikkunXDesign Lab. It helps us understand what problems or needs we are trying to remedy. In order to help us foster this important mindset, we welcomed some new classroom pets to our Design Lab: Madagascar hissing cockroaches. We first spent time observing our new […]
Kindergarten students are enjoying the crisp, sunny fall weather — working outdoors as scientists and making observations of nature. In order to train our young scientists, we first discussed HOW scientists observe things. That was followed by a discussion of what the word Observe means and the class came up with the definition: observe means to […]
Now, more than ever, our world seems divided and discourse is often hurtful and irresponsible. Within this climate, our school, and the timeless values we practice, are more essential than ever. In this week’s Torah portion, Vayera, Abraham models for us how to welcome guests and treat weary visitors. Our fourth grade students closely studied […]
What is TikkunXDesign? TikkunXDesign explores the interplay between Jewish values, the 21st Century skills of Design Thinking, and the subjects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). The concept of tikkun olam stems from the Jewish obligation that we engage in “repairing the world.” We know that despite the challenges before us, we have the resources, […]
Second grade students are beginning to explore the solar system in an exciting interdisciplinary unit spanning science, reading and writing, art, 21st century tech skills and even Judaic studies. In addition to learning about the objects, planets and structure of our solar system, each student will research a particular planet in greater depth. At the […]
A few weeks ago, I awoke to find my inbox overflowing with emails from colleagues around the country. They were all sharing a letter, written by John Allman, the Head of Trinity School in NYC, to his families. What struck me about his letter – and the subsequent article about him in The New York […]
In second grade we’ve spent the first few weeks of school talking about what makes each of us unique. After spending some time learning about one another, we read The Thing About Georgie. This extraordinary book sparked many amazing conversations about the qualities that make each of us special as well as all of our […]
Purposeful Play is a new 7-week program of open exploration through our senses with music, art and play! Join us for Purposeful Play with Ruth Horton, an early childhood educator with over 30 years of experience working with children and families. Each class is a unique experience so children and caregivers can attend one or […]