Learning is Fun

We have had a week full of learning here at Maayan.  All of our classes are filled with smiling faces and partner or small group work.  Students are working together and collaborating to extend their learning.  Teachers are taking care to find ways to make sure students are actively engaged in their learning.

In Tipot, students practiced cutting with scissors, first on blank paper, and then cutting out shapes.IMG_4997IMG_4994IMG_4995

In Geshem class, students had a great time making Challah.


In Mayim, birthdays are always celebrated in a special way.  Students bring in pictures of themselves and are able to share with their friends.


In Mrs. Shenk’s class, students learned Hebrew words for school supplies.  They made backpacks to put all of the pictures and words in.IMG_4986IMG_4985

In Mrs. Gore’s class, students went to see Pete the Cat.  They had a great time seeing the books they have been reading come to life. They also started a unit on President’s Day.


In Mrs. Kalter’s class, students worked on translating and reading words in their class.


In Mrs. Bagley’s class, students worked on the strategy of breaking apart numbers in order to subtract higher numbers.


In the Yachad Chumash class, students worked together to read and review information.


In Mrs. Depew’s class, students worked on making a project for President’s day.


In Dr. B.’s class, students spent time working on math vocabulary words before starting their lesson and wrote summaries about their book, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.


In Mr. Wilson’s class, the girls are finishing up their science unit on light.  Each girl became “part of the eye” and they acted out how an eye processes light.


In Mrs. Skolnik’s class, the girls made vocabulary cards and Chumash notebook, sorting words by category.


In Rabbi Skolnik’s class, the boys worked on answering questions and taking notes on white boards.  They discussed conditions for repayment of loans every seven years and conditions that could be put upon that.


The Yachad boys in eighth grade are working on physcial science, studying differing types of waves.  The boys in seventh grade are working on studying genomes and genetic makeup.




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