Heschel Hive Blog
December 03, 2021
Through the Classroom Window: From Olives to Olive Oil—A Miracle!

“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 JK teacher Rena Cohen about how JK students made olive oil for Chanukkah, learning that when God and people work together, …

April 01, 2019
JK Sharing from the Art Room

After exploring the potential of seeds and plants created on Day 3 of Creation, the JK’s explored their own potential in many ways, one of them took place in the art room. To express their learning and knowledge the students used their artistic potential: their choice of line, shape and colour, as well as their …

December 03, 2018
Putting the Garden to Bed

Putting the Heschel Garden to Bed! “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass …

November 15, 2018
Early Years Playground Opening

New Early Years Natural Playground at Heschel! Yesterday marked the grand opening of Heschel’s Early Years Natural Playground! This all-season space was thoughtfully designed to help our students develop socially, emotionally and physically, to build ecological awareness, to enhance problem solving skills, and to inspire joy, creativity, and wonder. Did you know that: “Time in …

November 09, 2018
When We Separate, We Can See (Create) New Possibilities

The current JK generative topic is: When we separate, we can see (create) new possibilities הפרדה – פתח לאפשרויות חדשות   The Torah teaches us that on Day 2 of Creation, God separated between the water above (שמים) and the water below (מים). As a result of this separation, new creations became possible. As part of …

November 03, 2017
JK and Grade 8 Meet and Mingle

The JK and Grade 8 students had an opportunity to meet and mingle today. Looks like new friendships are forming and we look forward to meeting again when we march together into the concert hall in December for our Festival of Lights.

October 27, 2017
Learning about Day 1 of Creation in JK

Over the past two weeks the JK students have been immersed in learning about Day 1 of Creation. Our generative topic for Day 1 of Creation is: “The difference between dark and light helps us notice details.” וַיַּבְדֵּל אֱלֹהִים, בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ. וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָאוֹר יוֹם, וְלַחֹשֶׁךְ קָרָא לָיְלָה The Torah teaches us that tohu va’vohu …