Lower School Updates
Grade 5 celebrated the completion of lower school with their Moving Up ceremony, a heartfelt performance that revisited their experience at Heschel throughout their years in the Lower School. As their families, friends, teachers, and other members of the community attended this meaningful performance.
Grade 3 and their families gathered for the World Communities Celebration. The program highlights the students' experiences learning about cultures around the world.
2-607 held their Creation Celebration program this week. After tefillah, the children sang songs about the seven days of creation and then proudly presented their projects about the story of the bereshit. Each child wrote and illustrated a book in Hebrew that described what happened on each day and also made t-shirts illustrating the different days of creation.
The Tzofim Friendship Caravan visited the Heschel School and put on an incredible performance that continued the ongoing celebration of Israel at 70. The performance featured dancing, singing, and a bit of history lessons. The scouts also involved Heschel students in some of their dances.Before their performance in the Roanna Shorofksy Theater, the Israeli scouts visited Lower School classrooms and taught them about the scouting movement in Israel, and played interactive games about Israel.
For more information about the Tzofim Friendship Caravan program, click here.
4-704 volunteered at the lunch program at B'nai Jeshurun. The class has been preparing for this visit by learning the Jewish laws of giving tzedaka (charity or righteous giving), by reading Crenshaw, a book about a boy who doesn't have a home-security, and by having in-depth discussions about poverty and homelessness. The students were divided into several groups, each focusing on different tasks: making food, making cards and flowers, packing to-go bags and toiletries bags, setting tables, and more. One of our students remarked "this was the best field-trip ever!"
It was 1-610's turn to celebrate reading, writing, and the rest of their accomplishments over the year at their Publishing Party on May 24. Children sang songs about what they learned over the course of the year, and then held a "meet the author" event as parents read their children's work.
In honor of Shavuot, the Grade 4 students read the 10 Commandments during tefillah b'yahad. They spent the past few weeks learning taamei ha mikra (cantillation marks) in order to leyn (chant) from the Torah while also discussing the meaning of the 10 commandments.
It was 1-608's turn to celebrate reading, writing, and the rest of their accomplishments over the year at their Publishing Party on May 17. Children sang songs about what they learned over the course of the year, and then held a "meet the author" event as parents read their children's work.