Maimonides School

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Building with blocks is so much fun


We continued to learn about the kibo Robot with Morah Mimi.


We are working on our Father’s Day project. We can’t wait to show our dads these very funny projects!


Having fun singing “I love you daddy”— just give us a big cardboard box and we’ll show you what we can do!


 

Playing with baby dolls, and putting real diapers on them was so much fun



Father’s Day is coming. We made very special projects for our dads


On Wednesday we had so much on our Science class with Morah Mimi.

We saw the reactions of Mentos with different kinds of soda.




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Last week we learned about Shavuot and Giving Torah to Jewish people

 

We read the book about Shavuot

 

We made very special project ( Torah and Torah cover)

 

We celebrate Yom Yerushalayim on Sunday

 

We use little piece of paper to write special wishes and put on the our “Kotel “

 

On Monday we have very special guest: rabbi Ben, he showed to us the real claf and teach us how the people made Torah long time ago

 

On Tuesday we learned about Bikurim

 

We tried all seven fruits represent Eretz Israel

 

On Wednesday we open pomegranate and count the seeds and tried delicious juice

We also made baskets and explained how long time ago people walk to Yerushalayim with baskets full of first fruits

We made our Shavuot cake

 

 We spy with our little eyes...


I see green eyes!


Some bugs fly, and some bugs crawl



Using our sense of sight!

 

Science class is always fun with Morah Mimi!

 

She showed us how to program a robot to move in different ways. It was so cool!

 

We pretended to be Torahs while reading the book about the Torah.


Reach!

 

We used feathers to write like a sofer.

 

We used our ink writing as the insides of our personal Torahs.

 

Rabbi Houben teaching us all about the klaf.

 

We used our sense of touch to get a better understanding.

 

First we wrote our klaf, then we added alef bet stickers.


Playing together is always fun!


Our first barbecue picnic at Maimo

Our tummies were very full after we ate hot dogs and hamburgers.





 

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We had so much fun making collages with our guests on Yom Orchim




Joey Aghion getting a blessing from his Father Maurice.


Teddy’s savta lighting Shabbat candles

Teddy’s grandpa is helping him say the Hamotzi.


Zachy’s grandma also lit the Shabbat candles.


Avery’s Bobby also lit the Shabbat candles

And Baba Mimi joined them.

Noa’s Ima came to light Shabbat candles with us.


We enjoyed very much our Shabbat project together.



We decorated wooden faces for the five senses we are learning this week


Morah Leah thought us a new song about the five senses.

Morah Shira read us a book about called “My Five Senses.”


We smelled all the good stuff we have in our kitchen. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, bay leaves, garlic powder, herbs, cumin, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, and caramel syrup.



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Every day we count the Omer (days between Pesach and Shavuot). We made so many flowers for our Mt. Sinai.

We decided to decorate the wall in our class with pictures from Pesach and Mt. Sinai for Shavuot.

We had so much fun making spiders using different materials!

We added lots of legs to our spiders.

This Thursday we celebrated Lag b’Omer. We introduced this holiday to the kids by telling the story of Bar Kochba and showing them pictures of a bonfire.

We even very special project for Lag b’omer using sticks, and different red, yellow, and orange materials.

Our little bonfires looked so good!

For our Visitors’ Day we decorated little houses and put our pictures inside.


Now, with the weather finally so warm, we can enjoy our walks even more, having fun looking around, smelling the flowers, and singing songs.

Springtime is so beautiful!



We used coffee and tea to create our family tree as a surprise for our grandparents on Yom Orchim.



Having fun using all the materials to create the tree!

Learning about electricity



Pretending to call grandparents to invite them to Yom Orchim





Turning on the lights while learning about how electricity works


Looking at lots of ants we found outside!

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Akiva watched the sheep all day before he was a rabbi. He didn’t even go to school!

Rachel, his wife, told him he had to go learn the alef-bet and learn Torah.

Akiva learned Torah and became a big famous rabbi!

Dancing around our bonfire medura with Morah Leah in Music class!

Making our very own bonfire pictures

We used all kinds of materials, like felt, tissue paper, and popsicle sticks.


Here is the medura (bonfire) we made!



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Every day we count the Omer (days between Pesach and Shavuot). We made so many flowers for our Mt. Sinai.

We decided to decorate the wall in our class with pictures from Pesach and Mt. Sinai for Shavuot.

We had so much fun making spiders using different materials!

We added lots of legs to our spiders.

This Thursday we celebrated Lag b’Omer. We introduced this holiday to the kids by telling the story of Bar Kochba and showing them pictures of a bonfire.

We even very special project for Lag b’omer using sticks, and different red, yellow, and orange materials.

Our little bonfires looked so good!

For our Visitors’ Day we decorated little houses and put our pictures inside.


Now, with the weather finally so warm, we can enjoy our walks even more, having fun looking around, smelling the flowers, and singing songs.

Springtime is so beautiful!


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On our way to the Saval Building for the Yom HaAtzmaut celebration!


Showing off our flags for Israel’s 71st Birthday!


We are ready to take off on our airplane to Israel!


Good thing nobody forgot a passport!


In Science, we learned with Morah Mimi how we can turn white flowers into blue ones!


We had so much fun with Teddy and his parents at our Shabbat party. We loved to hear Teddy’s baby stories as well.


We started to draw our sun with crayons and liquid dots. (Noa first put on a moustache, and the fashion trend caught on.)


Just like in The Very Hungry Caterpillar, “The warm sun came up.”


We always love to share our new toys with each other.


Dressing up is always so much fun!


Preparing the soil to plant some flowers.


We made holes to put the flowers in the flowerbed.

Now that the weather is so nice, we had wonderful results!


So nice that everyone was taking turns.


 
 
 

We were so excited celebrate Yom Hazmaut and making our own flags


We have very interesting science class with Morah Mimi

We learned about flowers and learned how to turn white tulips in blue color

On Friday we have fun celebrating Eitan birthday, we enjoyed sing Happy birthday songs and eat delicious cupcakes.

We made very special project for our lovely friend Mia we use real rose petals for this special project.

On Monday and Tuesday we continue our activities and learned about bees

For this project we use paper rolls and yogurt bottles

In our walk we discover wonderful lilac flowers.

It was so much fun use watercolors to create beautiful art work



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Pretending to call our Grandmas, Grandpas, Sabbas, and Savtas to invite them to Yom Orchim.



Finishing our unit on caterpillars with taking a look at butterflies.


Making our own butterflies after studying them up close.


Decorating our invitations for Yom Orchim!


“In the light of the moon…” We had so much fun decorating the moon for our caterpillar unit!

 

We getting ready for Yom Orchim(visitors day.

We have fun decorating our cards with stickers, flowers and butterflies.


On Monday we continue our spring activities by learning about ladybugs .

We always happy to read books with our friends from 5 th grade.

Mother days is coming we made very special project to show mommy how we love her

Yom Azmaut we celebrate on Thursday

We have such a amazing time being with our siblings

Sing Israel’s songs and even make our own flag.





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We were very excited to come back after vacation and start to learn more about spring, and the insects that wake up during the springtime.

On Monday we started to learn about caterpillars. We read the Very Hungry Caterpillar book, looked at the pictures, and made our own from eggs cartons.

On Tuesday we had our Reading Buddies from fifth grade come to read us books.

We decided to decorate one of the walls in our classroom with a spring mural. We made a tree by tracing the students’ bodies and decorated it.


On Wednesday, we continued to learn about insects, and we made beautiful butterflies.

The kids were having so much fun pretending that they were butterflies!

We flew around and sniffed the flowers.

Yakira decided she wanted to be in a cocoon after we read about cocoons in the book about caterpillars.

We were very happy to see our Drama teacher and to participate in the story from Parshat HaShavuah.


Each day we have our walk outside.

It’s amazing to see how everything changes with the seasons!

We enjoyed smelling the flowers and seeing their beautiful colors.



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Building pyramids out of blocks was hard work, but not as hard as it was for Bnei Yisrael in Mitzrayim Egypt!


Paroh (Pharaoh) said “Work hard!” to Bnei Yisrael.


Meeting Slurpee the lizard was so cool!


There are always interesting things to see on our neighborhood walks, even if it’s just to the Saval building.


After stomping on grapes with our feet, we got to squeeze them with our hands.

Making matzah is so quick! It was so silly poking holes in the dough with forks.


Our hands were covered in flour so the dough wouldn’t stick to the table.


Each piece of matzah has a different bumpy texture.


We etched using different materials to show how each can have a different pattern. The papers really looked like matzah when we were done!


Learning about how flour comes from wheat is so interesting


We examined the wheat berries before grinding them into flour using our handmill


Chopping apples for charoset was a fun and tasty activity!


Wow! A brick matzah oven! We really enjoyed making our oven and then pretending to make matzah.



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We love to see signs of spring!

 

We did a spring project using flowers and sticks from outside. This was the before photo!


And here is the after!


We enjoyed doing a big car puzzle together!


We decorated fish with fins and scales after learning what makes them kosher


We davened for Shabbat party


We learned about how to make matzah


We got ready for Pesach by cleaning the classroom


We drank grape juice just like at the Pesach Seder



We colored in a pyramid that was projected on the wall!



We used real plants and flowers to make our art.


Our spring projects looked amazing!

On Friday we enjoyed Shabbat party.

We sang Shabbat songs, ate challah, and made kiddush together.

Each day, we are getting ready for Pesach.

We washed our toys and furniture with soap and sponges

We learned about how the Jewish people worked hard to build the pyramids

We played in the sand and built pyramids from blocks

Each day, we act out and play about the history of B’nei Yisrael leaving Egypt step by step. For example, one day we talked about building pyramids.

The kids enjoyed building pyramids from cardboard

Another day, we discussed baby Moshe’s mommy putting him in the basket in the river

Here we have Pharaoh and B’nei Yisrael, with Yocheved, baby Moshe’s mother.

Pharaoh and Yocheved.


And after that, we learned about B’nei Yisrael leaving Egypt. We took off our shoes and socks and made footprints using black paint

We had so much fun splattering paint on the wall to represent the walls of water in the splitting of the Yam Suf.



This is the mural we made on the wall of our classroom! We have added these parts of the  Pesach story we have so far learned about.


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We loved exploring the different games at the Purim carnival.


The 5th graders taught us how to do the carnival games.


The games were so much fun!


We made our own hamantaschen to put in our mishloach manot  bags.

Packing up mishloach manot for our families


We surprised Morah Robin with a delivery of mishloach manot!

Morah Tzipi’s son David came to be with us on Monday.


He read us a really entertaining story!

Playing in the birdseed felt so good on our fingers!

Birds, nests, and birdseed!

Fly away, birdies!

We loved having reading buddies with the 5th graders. It was extra special because we were joined by Zachy’s brother Tuvi!


We all got to hear some really cool stories!

Digging in potting soil in the spirit of springtime!

We even had mini shovels to use.


We finished our week with so much fun. On Friday, we start our morning with bringing mishloah manot to Morah Robin.

We sang “Happy Birthday” to our Bayla and ate delicious cupcakes!

We had so much fun joining the Purim carnival!

We did face painting!

Yakira decided to make smiley faces on her hands.




Amalia thought the smiley faces would look good on her cheeks.

On Monday, we started our morning with painting the ABCs using different materials, like rocks, sponges, sticks, and more

Spring is here and we have started to decorate our class


Green is the perfect color for spring.


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We traced our bodies in silly poses for Purim!

 

We made a palace for King Achashverosh using different cardboard boxes.

The students enjoyed decorating our class for Purim. We painted big boxes and built another palace from them, which we put on our wall.

We introduced the Purim story. The students have been having a good time listening to the story of Queen Esther!

On Thursday, we had a fun time in Science class with Morah Mimi.

During our walk, we had a great time walking in the snow and finding icicles!

Seeing everything covered in snow was a great experience!

It was cold, but we were very happy and warm because we had all of our nice winter clothes on.


We made and decorated big puppets from the Purim story using our own photos. The students were very invested in acting out the story using these puppets!

On Monday, for Rosh Chodesh Adar Sheini, we had silly hat day. We went around the school singing Purim songs and dancing.

The students made and decorated paper hats, and then had to figure out which shape goes with which character.


We also made the groggers using different empty bottles, and we can’t wait to use these groggers when we read Megillat Esther.

We brought snow into the classroom!!



We colored it, scooped it, and built with it!


Everyone wanted to get their hands on it!

We acted out the Purim story, and it was amazing to see how well the students know the story.


This week we really understood the meaning of the words “Mishenichnas Adar, Marbim b’Simcha!” (“Adar is coming, we should be happy!”)

We made clown masks for Purim, too!



Even our baby dolls got to be traced!


We then painted the body shapes in.


We covered our ארמון armon (palace) with tissue paper.


We also painted another part of our palace using all different colors.


We all helped to carry our bucket to collect snow!


We watched through the window as Morah Tzipi collected some snow.


Wow! Snow in the classroom!


We added liquid watercolors to the snow and watched it change colors.


We celebrated Shabbat party with Yonatan and his family.


We decorated plastic bottles to be used as groggers.


We learned about the Purim story with Morah Tzipi dressed as King Achashverosh


Morah Elana taught us about Haman.


“Haman” gave “Mordechai” a ride on a horse!


We have been reading the books Mitzvah Hands and Mitzvah Mouth, and discussing how we always need to use gentle hands. We created this sign to keep as a reminder.


We filled our groggers with buttons, bells, and googly eyes!









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We tasted a lemon at our yellow party!


We enjoyed so many delicious yellow treats!


We learned about the parsha in Drama with Morah Marion.



We had so much fun outside in the snow!


Shabbat party was so special with Zecharia’s Ima and sister Temima!


We played with tzahov (yellow) play-dough.


We learned about crocheting, with yarok (green) yarn, of course!


We made beautiful green projects with all different types of green materials!


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We looked at a globe and learned about how blue represents the water!


We listened to the ocean through seashells!


We went fishing with magnetic fishing rods and fish!


We made colorful dough out of water, baking soda, and fruity pebbles in Science with Morah Mimi!


We celebrated Shabbat party with Libi’s Ima!


We baked delicious blueberry muffins in honor of our learning about the color blue!


We painted a beautiful sign for Wacky Wednesday!


We did a cool art project with Ms. K!


We prepared for Wacky Wednesday by giving each other check ups!


We dressed up as doctors for Wacky Wednesday!


We cared for our patients in our hospital.


We even took care of Morah Robin!

 

On Monday we continued to introduce letters from the English alphabet. The students enjoyed using different art materials for decorating the letters.



During our free play, we had so much fun playing with tracks and trains!

On Monday afternoon we had a fun Art class.


We used q-tips for painting. It was good fine motor skill practice!

Part of our curriculum this week was learning about emotions. It was so much fun to look in the mirrors and make sad, happy, and angry faces.

We also had guests, our fifth grade reading buddies, come to our class to read stories and play.

On Wednesday we had an amazing Drama class with Morah Marion!

We all enjoyed learning parasha from Morah Marion, including what kinds of laws the Jewish people have for Shabbat.




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We loved davening at Shabbat party!

We made beautiful blue projects using all different materials.


We read a book called Blue, which showed us all different shades of the color blue.


We dug in the sand table to see what treasures we could find!


We made blue rice to add to our sensory table!


We enjoyed looking at books and “reading” to our dolls and stuffed animals!


We explored the world around us using our blue binoculars!


With the blue cellophane over the ends of our binoculars, everything looked blue!

Signs of spring?

We painted with marbles! We dipped marbles into blue paint, and then rolled them around on a piece of white paper inside boxes.


We also did a marble painting all together!


We went on a neighborhood walk and saw a fire truck! We loved waving to the firefighters.

 


We had such a great time on Wacky Wednesday that we decided to make waffles with the kids again on Friday to make our Friday morning special.


The kids enjoyed putting all the waffle ingredients inside the mixing bowl.

Everyone had a turn to mix.


With everyone’s help, we had a delicious snack!

After snack, we spent some time playing with floor puzzles.

Amalia gets into Shabbat very deeply. She pretends to light candles.

Eyal and Bayla were also getting ready for Shabbat.



On Monday, we started our new topic: The Five Senses. We started with tasting different foods and feeling the differences between them.



Sweet or sour?

That one was sour!!

Before snack, we had very special guests--the 5 graders came to our class for Reading Buddies time!

We enjoyed listening to the stories and meeting new friends!

On Tuesday, we continued exploring the senses. We talked about vision, using our eyes to see different colors and shapes.


We made eye balls using different materials. It was so much fun!

Styrofoam balls and cotton balls made great eyeballs !


On Wednesday we continued exploring our senses. We smell different essential  oils. And spaces like cinnamon, glove, coffee,bay leaves.

We start to prepare for next Wacky Wednesday. Our new theme : hospital . We all going be a doctors .Kids enjoyed make name tag for each doctor and decorate with stickers and markers.


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We had so much fun learning about Parshat Yitro! We decorated Mt. Sinai and sang songs about the Torah.




Walking from Egypt


Learning about the 10 Commandments, or rules

We made special red velvet Mt. Sinai cake



On one of the very cold mornings, we had the opportunity to explore ice.


On Friday we celebrated Amalia’s birthday by singing songs, dancing, and eating delicious cupcakes.

We decorated the tablecloth for Shabbat party.

Eating our delicious Mt. Sinai cake with the two Luchot HaBrit, or Tablets, on top.

Having fun wearing costumes



On Monday we enjoyed Art class

Getting ready for Wacky Wednesday by decorating our waffle shop sign…

...and baker hats.

On Tuesday we danced and sang songs with Morah Leah in Music class


During our free time having fun playing hospital

We had so much fun on Wacky Wednesday! We made waffles and pancakes with different toppings, and it was delicious!


 

We painted a big pancake for Wacky Wednesday!


We hammered wooden pegs into a styrofoam board.



Har Sinai was not very wide!


And it wasn’t very tall!


But it was the chosen mountain!


We davened during Shabbat party!


We explored the ice outside.


We pretended to take a train ride


We made a beautiful red cake!


We checked the eggs for blood spots.


We watched our cake batter turn red!


We painted a brown Har Sinai!


We did a super cool red science experiment! We put red food coloring into a muffin tin. Then, we poured baking soda and vinegar on top. Our class loved watching the miniature red volcanoes!


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We were so happy to have our first snow in this winter. On Tuesday, we decided to make a winter project using different white materials.



We so happy to have new friend in our class: Elisheva. She enjoyed playing and making projects.




 

 
 









It was very cold and icy so we spent time playing inside.

Ariel having fun playing with magnets.

Amalia and Eyal played mommy and daddy



Bayla also enjoyed playing with a baby doll

Eithan and Ariel having fun building a big train from large LEGOs

Yakira making flowers from magnets

Elisheva was busy painting

On Wednesday we continued to talk about winter. The children enjoyed making snowmen using playdough and more white materials.

Shevi made her own snow person too!



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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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