The Heschel Blog
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 …

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 …

October 24, 2017
Learning to Read and Write Ivrit in Grade 1

Our Grade 1 students are learning to read and write in Ivrit! With the help of Morah Rachely and her animal puppets, the children are learning to associate specific Hebrew letters with the parts of the mouth that make their sounds. The giraffe, for instance, has a very long neck, and reminds the students to …