Maimonides School

ECC 3 Photo Gallery 4.3.19


First we painted one side of our papers.      

Then we folded them over to make a mirror image design on the other side.

Yael and Sophia folding the paper and rubbing it to transfer the design to the other side.

Yey! Yitzi has his design ready for the butterfly.

Ashira, Amiel, and Azariah cutting the colored paper to make the butterfly wings.

Adding the bodies and antennae to the butterflies.

Shoshana and Jacob wrapping a cardboard flower with yarn.

Avishai and Azariah coloring coffee filters with liquid watercolors.

Yair and Amiel found sticks on our walk to find signs of spring.

It was a great variation in our day to explore outside!

We brought the sticks inside.

Painting with natural materials.

Making caterpillars from egg cartons.

We opened our butterfly book to give us inspiration and to reinforce the idea of metamorphosis.

Yair adding legs to his caterpillar.

Celebrating spring during Hebrew Zumba class.

Yael and her mom during the Shabbat party.

Avishai took out a Kiddush cup and grape juice from the mystery box.

Nadav smashing grapes with a toy hammer to make grape juice.

Yitzi and Jacob drinking the grape juice they made.

Karpas tasting with celery, parsley, and potato.

Sophia tasting the celery after dipping it in salty water.

Avishai is adding his favorite karpas to the chart.

Shoshana making a picture of the celery

Learning the difference between challah dough, which we made with yeast, and matzah dough, which we made without yeast.

Making both a challah and a matzah from the different doughs.

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Even royalty takes calls sometimes!

Playing in the fours class was very interesting and exciting.

Mixing the ingredients for hamantaschen

Folding the hamantaschen into triangles.

The girls “lighting” the candles with Libi from the twos during Shabbat party.

Haman leads the king’s horse around Shushan

Mora Hamans and more horses!

Purim carnival games!

Working on our throwing skills at the carnival

Pin the tail on the donkey!

Ninja turtles at the carnival!

Trying our hand at the bowling game

Using our concentration and coordination!

A little help with the heavy hammer

Practicing our accuracy

Luigi and Spiderman teamed up

This is so fun!

The fifth graders kindly showed us how to play the games

This game was quite popular

Everyone had a great costume!

Adding the liquid watercolors to the coffee filters

Each one turned out beautiful

Using eye droppers was good for our fine motor skills.

Wrapping cardboard flowers with yarn.

Our reading buddies from fifth grade.

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Making a puppet of Mordecai using different materials.

Making raashanim (groggers) from CDs and colored stones.

Face painting is so much fun!


Sophia’s and Avishai’s family in the Shabbat party.

Making masks - tracing, cutting, and decorating.

Do you know who is behind the mask?

Singing Purim songs with noise makers.

Making funny faces during Purim songs.

Decorating boxes, paper bags, and fabric bags for mishloach manot.

Fourth and fifth graders came to visit us!

They helped us decorate Purim masks.

They were very helpful and it was a lot of fun!

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In Morah Leah’s Music class, we learned Purim songs and shook maraca groggers!

We each made our own groggers using loose parts, like googly eyes and tiny bells.

We decorated the outsides with scraps of fabric, stickers, and foam shapes.

Each one came out beautiful and unique!

The court records keeper reads to King Achashverosh of Mordechai’s good deed!


Nadav put on the three-cornered Haman hat and gave us his best Haman face!

We hung up images from the Purim story and the children loved pointing out scenes they recognized.

Ready to parade!!

We got new tiaras in all the classes so everyone could be royalty!

Some of us were very precise with our decorations!

Practicing for the mishteh

Gasp! Haman’s treachery is revealed!

Purim masks are the best!

We have lots of queens in our class!

We painted our Shushan palace with gold and silver paint.

We like to act out the Purim story on our own every day!

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Gouוp One performing on Wacky Wednesday: Amiel, Shoshana, Sophia, Jake, and Yitzi.

Jake helping his sister Lily to make her own microphone.

Group Two performing: Nadav, Sophia, Roei, Yael, and Avishai.

Morah Tzipi’s birthday. Mazal Tov!

Roei dressed as the Kohen Gadol in Morah Marion’s Drama class.

Yitzi’s family at our Shabbat party.

We showed Roei the pictures that his friends had made for him  

Yael, Yitzi, Shoshana, and Amiel “fixing” the loft.

Avishai and Amiel making signs.

Yael, Azariah, and Yair writing the letters for the one of the signs.

The construction items that were in the mystery box.

Shoshana and Amiel using the hammers to nail the wooden pegs.

The students are working hard!


Building towers together.

Shoshana and Yair making roads together.  .

5th grade reading buddies are always great!

We spread out to all areas of the classroom.

We always pair up with the same 5th graders each time they come

This way, we can get to know our big kid partners better!

Reading is so interesting!

Tuesday afternoons are for Obstacle Course class with Morah Shaina!

It’s always a lot of fun!

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Ashira, Amiel, and Jake adding a road כביש kvish to their Eretz Yisrael Sheli project.

Yael and Sophia using playdough to make a bridge גשר gesher.

Yael is building the Shulchan השולחן (Table) in the Mishkan.

Shoshana and Yair making the Menorah with gold materials.

Roei and Jake wrapping a block with gold paper to make the ramp for the Mizbeach (Altar).

We hosted the fours to share the Mishkan we built.

Nadav is using small scoopers to put the colored salt into the jar.

Avishai scooping the colored salt carefully.

Decorating the capes for the Wacky Wednesday show.

Each student did something a little different.

Roei is decorating an invitation to our show.

Azariah choosing his favorite song, ‘Kach Nolad HaTzeva כך נולד הצבע’  (“Thus the Color Was Born”) to sing on the show.

Yitzi adds his vote to the song list.

Shoshana, Amiel, and Yair using watercolors to reveal a drawing they made with white crayons.

Coloring paper rolls for the microphones.

Adding stickers to the colored paper rolls.

Ashira is playing on Morah Leah’s piano.

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The Kochavim Falafel Stand on Wacky Wednesday.

Serving the fours class pita, hummus, pickles, salad, falafel, and orange juice.

Each customer chose what they wanted in their sandwich, and each of us was in charge of serving a different ingredient.

Would you like some fresh-squeezed orange juice?

Enjoying waffles in the twos’ store.

The freshly made pancakes and waffles were very good!

Making train tickets for our trip to the Dead Sea ים המלח Yam HaMelach.

We traced toy trains for our tickets.

We were very careful with our tickets!

Ashira and her family on her birthday/Shabbat party.

Coloring salt with chalk.

When we touched it with our hands, it colored our hands too!

It was fun!

Making pictures of Tel Aviv תל אביב in our passports.

We looked at the photos and then made our own versions.

Reading Buddies with the fifth graders.

Morah Robin teaching the students the “Chick Chick HaRakevet” while they are waiting to get on board the train to the Dead Sea.

All aboard!

Going by train to Yam HaMelach.

Ashira and Jake are exploring the salt/egg experiment.

The salt changing the density of the water was fascinating!

Making a house בית bayit for the “Eretz Yisrael Sheli” projects.

Making a tree עץ eitz for our projects.

Making a picture with glue, salt, and liquid watercolors.

Making chocolate balls: The first step was to crush the tea biscuits.

Putting all the crushed biscuits into the bowl.

The chocolate balls were delicious!

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Making the Kotel using sponges dipped in paint.

Sophia, Yael, and Jake wrapping and painting boxes to be bricks of the Kotel.

The blocks that the students added to the Kotel.

Jake and Azariah decorating one of the gates of Jerusalem. This is the “Tiger’s Gate.”

The Lion Gate and the Kochavim Gate.

Avishai tracing a stencil of Jerusalem.

Ashira and Sophia added people and small blocks to the Kotel.

Roei was very careful not to knock any blocks over while he added people.

Yael and Amiel adding different paper pieces to our map of Israel.

Acting out the parasha with Morah Marion.

Azariah adding flowers to Har Sinai הר סיני (Mt. Sinai).

Sophia is tracing Luchot HaBrit.

Shoshana cutting the Luchot HaBrit she traced.

Yair decorating his Luchot with tiles.

Making a picture of Jerusalem in their passports.

Putting our messages to Hashem in our Kotel.


Putting the notes for Hashem on the Kotel.

We are waiting for the bus to Tel Aviv.

Punching a hole in the tickets to the bus.

Singing “The Wheels on the Bus” on the bus.

Making the sea of Yam Tichun ים תיכון.

Yitzi and Yair making the shore with sand, shells, and paint.

Making the mix for the falafel.

Rolling the falafel balls in our hands.

Shaping the falafel mix to balls.

Making signs for the falafel stand.

Cutting oranges for the orange juice.

The juicer is loud!

The fifth graders came for Activity Period on Tuesday afternoon and helped us make signs for our falafel stand and our shuk.

Making signs for the falafel stand and the shuk in Tel Aviv with the fifth graders.

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Making pictures of one of the Shivat HaMinim - Pomegranate רימון rimon.

The students used red markers, crayons, paint, and pieces of felt to make their rimonim.  

Avishai tasting an olive זית zayit, another one of the Shivat Haminim שבעת המינים.


Making pictures of barley שעורה s’orah by gluing real barley grains to paper.

Sophia and Yael exploring the wheat חיטה chitah.

Taking out the seeds from the wheat stalks.

Making pictures of wheat חיטה chitah using its seeds, yellow markers, crayons, and tissue paper.

Coloring milk cartons to make a pot for the grass plants.

Crossing the Yam Suf ים סוף (Red Sea) after Hashem seperated the waters.

The girls say the bracha over the candles during Shabbat party.

The boys make kiddush during Shabbat party.

Morah Tzipi opens a coconut for us to taste.

Painting Israeli flags.

Jake adding the Star of David מגן דוד magen David.

Working on coloring the bodies of water on the map of Israel.

Nadav looking at himself in the mirror and adding his self-portrait to his passport.

Waiting for the airplane to Israel.

Going through security and checking passports.

“Passport please!”

We are ready to go!

Taking a nap on the flight.

Making trees with the fifth graders using pretzels, grapes, raisins, and olives.

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Decorating trays with napkins.

Decorating besamim jars with the same type of napkins.

After Yael’s suggestion, we added to the kit a decorated kiddush cup.

Azariah mixes the batter for the cookies we served at the Havdalah event.

Cutting out cookies for the Havdalah event.

Leaving Mitzrayim מצרים (Egypt) during Drama class.

Jake and his family during Shabbat party.

Decorating a cardboard box to make a tree in the classroom.

Learning about Tu B’Shevat and the toys we have in class that made out of wood.

Exploring sensory boxes filled with objects that made out of wood.

Sophia used the wooden objects to create a farm.

Making shkediyot שקדיות (almond trees) from our handprints

Adding flowers using Q-tips and round foam pieces.

Making a picture of one of the Shivaat Haminim שבעת המינים - gefen גפן (grapes).

The next of the Shivaat Haminim שבעת המינים we explored was dates תמר tamar.

Making pictures of tamar תמר with markers, crayons, and fabric.

Our first Obstacle Course class of the year.

We even used wheeled dollies to slide under the limbo pole.

Tunnels are another big hit.

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Making frames for their vacation photos using stickers, tissue paper, foam shapes, and jewels.

Making a snowstorm in a jar in Science class.

It was very fun and exciting!

The girls “lighting” the candles during Shabbat party.

The boys started by “lighting” the candles again, then made kiddush.

Gluing black dots to represent lice kinim כינים.

Using different red materials to represent blood dam דם.

Playing with jumping frogs to represent tsfardayah צפרדע.

Acting out as sick animals to represent דבר dever.

Making a poster for ערוב arov with wild animals and a poster for דבר dever with sick animals on their backs.

Gluing foam dots and bubble wrap to represent bolies שחין shchin.

The students going over the makkot they made.

The students enjoyed putting on the masks of the makkot.

Mixing colors with liquid watercolors and eye droppers.

Nadav mixed colors and made indigo.

Our colors chart.

Lining up brown objects according to their shades.  

Painting on plastic bags.

Going over the painting with rollers and discovering the prints they made.

Making invitations to the Havdalah event.

Using watercolors on doilies placed on a standing frame picture.

Matching amounts to written numbers using our Unifix cube frame.

Going up and down the stairs made from Unifix cubes.

Sophia and Yitzi acting out Paroh saying, “No, no, no, I will not let them go.”

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Yael, Yitzi, and Amiel making menus for the Chanukah party.

Roei adding sour cream to the sufganiyot dough.

Nadav mixing the sufganiyot dough.

The children observing the mixing colors experiment.

Checking after an hour, what is new.

Shoshana and Yair were excited to see that “We have כתום katom.”

Making lines with pencils and coloring paper plates during Art class.

Sophia is making a print on a paper from her colored plate.

Look at Ashira’s beautiful print!

Jake mixing the dough for Morah Sara’s birthday cake.

Mazal Tov, Morah Sara! We love you!

Playing Morah Leah’s piano with a harp sound.

What a nice and soft the sound of the harp.

Yitzi making cookies in different shapes.

Yael and her buddy from fourth grade building with shapes.

Avishai’s buddies are helping him decorate his cookies.

We cut up the fruits to make juice.

We covered our ears while the juicer was running. Yitzi took a closer look.

Painting with the colors we are studying at the moment: red and yellow make orange!

Adding an orange to the juicer

Adding a lemon to the juicer

We brought in the food cart to serve our fresh juice

We made menus to offer our fresh juice to customers

Who wants juice?????

Morah Robin wants juice!

LaShanta and Morah Esther want juice!!

And we want juice!!!!!

It was so yummy!

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Making chanukiyot from paper plates and clothespins.

Nadav showing his chanukiyah.

Roei as Yosef, and the students holding wheat, like in Pharaoh’s dream.


Decorating cardboard boxes with gold paper and glitter.

Decorating two sides of a sevivon using potato-half stamps with Chanukah symbols.

Sophia spinning a dreidel after dipping it in paint.

Jake decorating a side of a dreidel with stamps of Chanukah symbols.

Making chanukiyot by painting mirrors and adding jewels.

Each one came out beautiful and unique!

Science experiment with oil for Chanukah.

Amiel and Shoshana playing with the Chanukah jars.

Nadav, Roei, and Avishai decorating an oil jar with gold paper.

Shoshana, Ashira, and Sophia decorating the jar with sparkly bingo markers.

Azariah, Amiel and Yael making Yosef’s striped coat כתונת פסים k’tonet pasim.

Yitzi and Avishai making Yosef’s colorful coat.

Coloring the chag symbols on transparent paper.

Sophia and Ashira putting dreidels instead of candles in the chanukiyot.

Adding the candles holders to the Chanukiyot.

Shoshana, Roei, and Avishai making invitations to the Chanukah party.

Sophia coloring during walking in Art class.

Making special candles with a face.

We used tape, yarn, and paper shapes.

Coloring chanukiyot on canvas.

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Sophia and Jake found the color red in Sophia’s name on the bulletin board.

Yael and Shoshana found the colors red and yellow.

Amiel found the colors red and yellow on the cover of a book.

The students looking at the orange water that was colored from red and yellow jelly beans.

Shoshana, Amiel, and Yair putting orange pumpkins and clementines on their heads.

Shoshana, Miriam, and Ashira decorating one of the chanukiyot with candles with beans.

Yael and Nadav decorating the giant chanukiyah candle with colored pasta.

Azariah decorating a giant candle with glitter.

The students showing off the symbols of the chag.

Miriam, Ashira, Amiel, Yair, and Avishai as the Maccabim and an elephant.

Sitting around the Chanukah table.

Azariah and Roei exploring the chanukiyot.

Learning about different kinds of candles.

Jake and Roei building the Beit HaMikdash

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Shoshana and Amiel choosing the stickers they will put on the Rofeh International toy drive box.


Sophia decorating the toy drive box


We cut up celery and carrots ourselves for our lentil soup.


Yael and Nadav cutting celery for the lentil soup.


Nadav is gently using his sense of touch to figure out which of his friends is in front of him, like Yitzchak did with his sons in the parasha.


Yael is feeling Jake’s face like Yitzchak did in Parashat Toldot.


Shabbat party with the two’s classes! We love to tap the table in time with our Shabbat songs!


Shoshana and Roei enjoying the grape juice at Shabbat party.


Ashira and Avishai tasting the lentil soup we made.


Yair and Yitzi “making soup” and using Roei’s “soup machine.”


Azariah is making a yellow tsahov צהוב collage.


Sophia, Ashira, and Avishai using the yellow ink pads and stamps.


Shoshana, Sophia, and Yair singing songs with toy microphones.


The students love looking at their family pictures on the wall. Roei is explaining to us who the members of his family are.


Ashira and Shoshana playing with hoops and singing, “Don't pop my bubble….”


Yair and Titzi shooting the ball to Shoshana’s basket.


Finding leaves on our walk.

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Tasting salt after we talked about Lot’s wife, who turned into a pillar of salt.

Jake and Roei making pictures with salt.

Yael finishing her “welcome” sign by using stencils to make the words ברוכים הבאים.

The students love making letters from their snacks. Shoshana and Amiel each made an A.

Roei made the Hebrew letter ד and Nadav made the number 11.

Drama class – Morah Marion as Avraham and all the students are her guess.

Yitzi is decorating the frame with all the students’ contact details. The students used buttons, sequins, and gems.

Mazal Tov to birthday boy Roei!

Shoshana and Yael showing their havdalah candles that they made with the ninth graders.

Ashira and Sophia making challot with their buddy from the ninth grade.

Nadav and Yair making challot with lots of pink sugar on top.

Jake enjoying listening to a book on the lap of his ninth grader.

Roei and Sophia decorating their kiddush cups with stickers and sharpies.

We learned about the three things that went away when Sarah Imanu was gone.

Group 1 – Azariah, Yair, Jake, Nadav, and Roei painted boxes to make tents.

Group 2 – Yitzi, Yael, Sophia, and Avishai made clouds.

Group 3 – Yael, Shoshana, and Amiel made challot and candles.

Playing inside of the tent in the class.

Acting out the parasha  - Nadav as Avraham, and Roei as Eliezer.

Eliezer and his helpers are riding the camels.

Yael as Rivkah giving water to Eliezer (Roei).

Yael and Shoshana making challah with Morah Tzipi and her class, who came to be our guests.

We did hafrahat challah (separating the challah) and “burnt” the dough.

Making tents with popsicle sticks and parts of carton boards.

Jake as a camel with Morah Marion as Rivkah.

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Playing with sparkly, starry playdough

Drama class, with Yael as Sarah, Nadav as Avraham, and Morah Marion as the camel.

Checking our bulletin board to see our names, pictures, and drawings.

Celebrating Shabbat party with Yair’s family.

Working on going through a maze.

Building a train track with a bridge using ramps.

Going through a maze of tape.

Nadav is using his problem-solving skills to get the train from one point to another.

Working on our “Welcome” signs.

Making invitations for our guests, the two-year-old classes.

Giving the invitation to Morah Tzipi.


A train of kids with Morah Leah in Music class.

In our class, we celebrate Shabbat every day.

Even on Monday morning!

We loved our Elementary School visitors!

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Sophia, Ashira, and Roei sorting people and animals in the teiva.

Shoshana and Yair painting rainbows with watercolors.

Rainbow in a jar experiment – Yael starting the rainbow by pouring honey as the first layer.

Jake adding the last layer of the rainbow

Sophia and Avishai mixing colors using liquid watercolors on coffee filters.

Nadav and Yair tracing a rectangle with colored stones together.

Ashira, Roei, Yair, Amiel, and Shoshana making tracks of animal and people.

Azariah making tracks with an airplane.

Shoshana and Yair making their own tracks after they dipped their feet in paint.

Ashira and Nadav walking together, like Avraham and Sara.

Walking in the “desert” maze

Azariah and Roei finding a different way in the maze.

The students love to read together after snack or lunch time.

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Yael and Roei sorting pasta by color.


Jake, Sophia and Avishai stamping fruits and vegetables in Art class


Ashira and Yair listening to a book in Spanish.


Shoshana, Avishai, Amiel, and Roei exploring floating and sinking.


Sitting on the teiva with animals in Music class.


Learning about Parashat Noach


Shoshana and Sophia adding animals to the second floor of the teiva


Adding people to the third floor of the teiva


Azariah and Avishai sitting on top of the teiva

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A delicious meal in the sukkah – soup, cakes, and much more.


Making pictures of the Arba (4) HaMinim.


Azariah shaking the lulav in music class.


Listening to the story “Tamar’s Sukkah.”

Making flags for Simchat Torah. Designing and decorating the flags.


Attaching a stick to the flag from popsicle sticks, paper rolls, color mixers, or branches.   


Jake is proudly waving the flag he made.


We opened the Sefer Torah and all the students helped to hold it.


Amiel exploring the Torah with a magnifying glass.


Dancing in honor of Simchat Torah.


Yair enjoyed painting with a non-kosher lulav and different branches.


Bereshit Day 1: Creating light on the black paper.


Day 2: An experiment to emphasize the separation of the waters above and below.


And adding shaving cream on top as clouds.


Adding the sky and ocean with different blue materials to the black cardboard.

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