Heschel Hive Blog
June 24, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: Grade 8 Human Rights Speeches

“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. In our final post of this column for the 2022-2023 school year, Grade 8 teacher Lesley Cohen gives us some background on the Grade 8 …

June 14, 2022
Student Scene: A Grade 8 Graduate’s Reflections on Heschel

Laurel C., one of our Grade 8 graduating students, will be appearing in Post City Magazine’s “T.O.’s Top Students” feature this fall. In the lead-up to her last week as a Heschel student, we are pleased to give our community a preview of Laurel’s reflections!   Tell us about an educator who has inspired you. …

June 01, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: Grade 6 Build Project

“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, Grade 6 teachers explain the multi-step Build Project, which spans the year in science. In this year-long project, students were tasked with creating a …

May 31, 2022
Student Scene: Learning Fractions Through Basketball

Grade 6 students Mila and Rafi share this week’s Student Scene at Heschel. In vlog format, they explain an outdoor basketball activity, which they recently completed (and had fun doing!) for math class. During the activity, students practiced fraction addition based on the number of baskets they got into the hoop.  

May 11, 2022
Student Scene: Drum Workshop

In today’s Student Scene, Grade 8 student Ava and Morah Yarden tell us about the drum workshop that took place earlier this week.   On Tuesday, students participated in a drum workshop and created beautiful First Nations hand drums as part of their Art and Civilizations curriculum. Rick Monaco shared different drumming styles as well …

May 11, 2022
The Heschel Gallery: Melding Chagall and Shmuel Aleph

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! Grade 6 students have been hard …

April 12, 2022
Student Scene: Grade 6 Eco-Seder

Grade 6 students Deya and Rebecca share this week’s Student Scene at Heschel. In vlog format, they explain the meaning and work behind the Grade 6 Eco-Seder.

March 23, 2022
Through the Classroom Window: Junior High Purim Program

“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, Grade 7 teacher, Dan Goldberg, shares how his students recently considered issues of power through the lens of Megillat Esther, expanding their learning on …

March 04, 2022
Student Scene: Different Ways of Experiencing Tefillah at Heschel

Grade 8 students Bracha, Avner, Eytan, and Jacob share this week’s Student Scene at Heschel. They explain the different ways of experiencing Tefillah at Heschel. At Heschel, each class in Junior High goes through different rotations for morning Minyan. Bracha, in Grade 8, explains that one of the available Minyans is the drama Minyan. It …

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