Lower School Updates
Grade 5 students were visited by the Leaf Arrow Storytellers, part of Symphony Space's Native American Storytellers series. Joe Cross of the Caddo Indian Nation of Oklahoma and Donna Couteau Cross of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma told the children about the significance of the stories that embody the relationship between Native American people and nature. Sharing personal stories and possessions as part of their presentation. Donna and Joe incorporated authentic artifacts to bring their teachings and histories to life.
Jane Breskin Zalben, author of A Moon for Moe and Mo, visited the Heschel Lower School Library. Grades 1-5 heard from Jane about her process and what goes into creating a book. In preparation for the visit, the children read other books by Jane Breskin Zalben and generated some ideas for conversations to get the students excited about the visit.
Grade 5 students were challenged to build Noah's Ark to spec using found materials, based on their studies from the parasha.
After many exciting lessons, projects and discussions, we have finished our Hebrew unit about fall! The children had such fun during this unit. Each child wrote sentences in Hebrew about the fall, using the vocabulary that we learned in class. Please take a moment and see this work hanging up in our hallway. One of our goals for the children was to become familiar with Hebrew words related to fall and read them accurately.
Grade 3 students celebrated their Humash Ceremonies, marking the beginning of the children's journey into Torah study as they ponder the power of journeys, biblical and personal, through the language of the parasha.