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Grade 8
January 26, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: A New Generation Demands Peace: Differing Opinions Create a Whole Nation

“Through the Classroom Window” is an opportunity for teachers to share the inspiring learning that takes place in their classrooms, giving others a glimpse into the heartbeat of the school. Today, our Director of Elementary and Junior High, Edna Sharet, reveals our new Grade 8 Generative Topic.   This week in grade 8 Ivrit, students …

December 16, 2021
Morah Lisa’s Beautiful Art Curriculum

Morah Lisa teaches art to Heschel students in Grades 1-7. She has been teaching at our school for over five years and knows the art curriculum inside out. In every grade, Morah Lisa arranges a unique art project for students to work on. Let’s take a look at some current examples: In Grade 1, students …

December 03, 2021
Meet the Community: Moreh Josh Winestock

Our Meet the Community blog column gives Heschel families the opportunity to get to know some of the people who make a difference at The Toronto Heschel School. This month’s edition features an interview with Heschel Music Teacher, Moreh Josh Winestock, led by a group of Grade 8 students. With the recording of the Chanukkah …

October 29, 2021
Through the Classroom Window: Grade 8 Dance Workshop

“Through the Classroom Window” is an opportunity for teachers to share the inspiring learning that takes place in their classrooms, giving others a glimpse into the heartbeat of the school. Today, we hear from Grade 8 teacher Marissa Unruh about the Grade 8 Dance Workshop, which teaches students about movement as a vehicle for expressing …

October 21, 2021
Through the Classroom Window: Moon Observation

“Through the Classroom Window” is an opportunity for teachers to share the inspiring learning that takes place in their classrooms, giving others a glimpse into the heartbeat of the school. Today, we hear from Grade 8 teacher Yarden Bourlas, who shares about Heschel’s innovative Grade 8 astronomy unit Space and Time, with deep learning on …

October 15, 2021
Through the Classroom Window: Making Connections Between Hebrew and Arabic

“Through the Classroom Window” is an opportunity for teachers to share the inspiring learning that takes place in their classrooms, giving others a glimpse into the heartbeat of the school. Today, we hear from Grade 8 teacher Elana Moscovitch about a recent visit to her classroom by Heschel’s 2021/22 ShinShinim, with a powerful lesson about …

January 22, 2021
Reading to the Grade 1 Students

Two weeks ago the grade eight students had an opportunity to read to the Grade 1 students and do an art activity with them. At The Toronto Heschel School, we believe the connection between older and younger students is important. This is a fun way for younger students to make friendships with older ones and …

May 28, 2019
Junior High is Making Fundraising FUN

The Communications committee, a part of the student council dedicated to making the Heschel Yearbook, has been working diligently throughout the year to ensure that our 2018-2019 yearbook is the best it can be. Remarkable student leaders along with staff and committee members have spent their time and effort to create and personalize this phenomenal …

May 08, 2019
Holocaust  Memorial – יום השואה

Last week, the grade eight class lead a commemoration in honour of the six million Jewish people who perished in the Holocaust. The sad and poignant ceremony was attended by students in grades 5 to 7 as well as parents and friends in our community. After the ceremony, grade 8 students presented their memorials of …

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