Category: Weekly Learning

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Sweet Freedom Sweet Freedom

This week we have been enjoying our status as free people! What are things that free people get to do? Read on to find out! Free people get to make music! We were fortunate enough to have Ami Yares come visit. He helped us write a song, and performed a fabulous concert! Check out our song writing process: These are…

Chocolate Seder Chocolate Seder

This week at Makom Community, we had our very own chocolate Seder! We have been doing a deep dive into haggadah over the past few months, and this was a delicious way to let your kiddos use what they’ve been learning about! Take a look and see some pictures of our tasty Seder! We tasted the sweetness of freedom as…

Agreeing To Disagree Agreeing To Disagree

What do we do when we disagree? With each other? With a text? With Torah? It happens! This week we wrestled with a Pesach classic, Dayenu.What? Wrestled? But that song is so catchy! It’s also pretty violent and poses some values that we don’t share and that aren’t totally comfortable to us at Makom Community. The premise of Dayenu is thanking God for all the things that God did…

Purim Adventures! Purim Adventures!

This week has been a grand Purim adventure! We celebrated with sweet treats, fabulous crafts, and wacky theater.  Read on for the delicious details! We baked our own hamantashen and we also made hamantashen groggers, but we kept our wits together enough to tell them apart. We have spent the past couple weeks crafting and rehearsing our very own Purim Shpiel, complete with homemade props and costumes, dance…

Q and A with Erev! Q and A with Erev!

This week our 3-5th graders are practicing their question asking in preparation for Pesach! We had them look through a section of the Hagaddah, list 3 questions, say what page of the Hagaddah their question came from, and then pass their page of questions to a friend. Then the friend looked in the Hagaddah on those pages to find an answer. Here are their questions and answers! Q:…

The Four Children The Four Children

This week we stepped into the shoes of the four children at the Pesach (Passover) seder. Often these four children are described as wise, wicked, simple, and unable to ask a question. We unpacked all of those qualities and looked at how we can be like any of these four kiddos at any given time. Read on to see what your multifaceted…