Heschel Hive Blog
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 …

January 11, 2022
The Heschel Gallery: Kandinsky-Inspired Triangles

The Heschel Gallery is a Heschel Hive column that appears at the end of every rotation throughout the year. It features students’ artwork with an explanation of the project by Morah Lisa for context. This is a wonderful way to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the students’ creations! Our Grade 7 cohort recently created …

January 10, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: Integrating Nevi’im and Filmmaking at Heschel

“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 7 teacher Amir Gershon about how the Grade 7 cohort breathes life into ancient stories, using script writing and filmmaking. …

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 …

December 02, 2021
The Tarbut Times: Our Chanukkah Project

In this new regular column, members of Tarbut will be providing us with a glimpse into Student Council activities. Thanks to Ella for this first update. This year, the Tarbut committee in grade 8 sold Chanukkah gift bags to raise money for Junior High events. Sammy, the head of Tarbut, and I, Ella, the vice …

November 26, 2021
Student Scene: Grade 6 Build a Sukkah Project

Our Student Scene column explores Heschel through the eyes of our students. This peek at school happenings comes from Grade 6 students, who show us their finished sukkah project. To learn more about their process, click here.

November 15, 2021
The Heschel Gallery: Grade 6 Build a Sukkah Project

The Heschel Gallery is a Heschel Hive column that appears at the end of every rotation throughout the year. It features students’ artwork with an explanation of the project by Morah Lisa for context. This is a wonderful way to appreciate the diversity and beauty of the students’ creations! Over the past three weeks, Grade …

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 …

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