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Realizing Exceptional Achievement in Learning

Open House 2021

Wow! What a remarkable Open House showcasing all the learning and growing and learning that takes place on our campus, every single day.

 So blessed to come together as a community to celebrate, take pride in our student's work and share the remarkable nachat!

 Huge shout out to the entire admin for their tireless efforts, for the teachers who love and teach our children daily, to the remarkable first grade team for the amazing Poetry and Pastries presentation, the entire Middle School staff for supporting the Middle School PBL and to our amazing Upper School Chemistry teacher, Dr. Marin for all the experiments, hands-on learning projects that inspired all the presentation. You guys rock! 

 

Supporting a Successful Middle School Transition

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The Hebrew Academy has designed a unique Middle School Transition Curriculum to help facilitate the transition to Middle School. In addition to building important skills like time management, independent thinking, problem solving, communication  and social skills, the fifth grade students have multiple opportunities to meet the Middle School teachers and engage in learning activities that prepare them for middle school.  

Thank you Mrs. Jahanfard, Upper School math teacher, for opening your classroom to our fifth graders and allowing them the opportunity to experience a middle school math lesson, setting them up for success - one lesson at at… Read More »

Am Yisrael Chai

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Wow! What a celebration! Huge shout out to our Upper School for taking us on a trip through Israel, for sharing your passions for the country and for teaching us so much.

From a delicious falafel lunch, making bath salts at the dead sea, fishing and boating in the Kineret, making Sand Art in Eilat, putting notes in the western wall, getting juice from a juice bar in Tel Aviv, learning about the holy city of Tzfat and milking a cow in the Kibbutz - we learned, enjoyed and got a taste of our homeland.  

Special Thank you to Morah Gold and Morah Efrat for leading this remarkable program.

"What an unbelievable day! Thank you to Morah Gold and Morah Efrat ! Thank you to the girls for putting together each of the… Read More »

Hebrew Academy MakerSpace

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“Art is super fun and calming,” high school student Shaina says of the MakerSpace, “and incorporating it into school just makes school that much better!”

Hebrew Academy campus is continuously reinvented to meet the ever-changing needs of a new era in education.

Technology, top-tier academics, critical thinking and creativity coincide to create innovative solutions to current and future challenges students themselves identify.

The MakerSpace art room was designed for and by next-generation learners. It is open, spacious, and generously stocked with an array of enticing art supplies and intriguing materials for students to create, experiment, and collaborate with, as they realize the potential they have to… Read More »

Thank You UCI Chemistry

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Huge thank you to UCI's PhD, chemistry students, Sarah Ruttenberg and Jason Zhu, who shared several demonstration to explain key principals in Chemistry with the Hebrew Academy Upper School Students.

 

HA students enjoyed the opportunity to interact with these impressive scholars, who not only shared their knowledge, but also their experiences as learners who continuously find science fascinating, challenging and fun.

 

Thank you Sarah and Jason for your inspiration, wishing you success in your research which focuses on understanding diseases in which the nerves in the brain break down, such as Alzheimer's disease.

 

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Kindergarten Exercise Tip

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Thank you Coach Jake for supporting us in setting a healthy foundation for physical activity as early as Kindergarten. It is always remarkable to watch Coach Jake get down on the kids level to share the goals, expectations and highlights of the daily lesson making sure they are prepared and comfortable to engage. 

Our Kindergarten students may be tiny - but they sure are mighty.

 

That Magical Aha Moment

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Finding the volume of a cone with the same radius and height of a cylinder? 

First we made a cone and a cylinder with the same diameter & height. Then we measured how many cones of rice it took to fill the cylinder. Then we measured how many cones of rice it took to fill the cylinder. 

 This hands-on experience helped our students understand the lesson! 

Passover Expo

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Research, creative ideas, and purpose driven learning came together in this outstanding Seder Expo that out Middle Schoolers prepared for our Lower School students.

The following Haggadah contains all the 'research' our middle schoolers conducted in their 'Walk Through the Haggadah' that led to the creation of hands-on museum exhibits that was created. The presentation were beautiful, and memorable.

Thank you for the hard work in making the Haggadah come alive. 

The Middle School Haggadah full of insights that our Middle School students collected and researched.

 To view the Haggadah: CLICK HERE

 

What a Mentch

HA Students are Fueled by the Beat

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Hebrew Academy students are fueled by the beat with smiles, cool moves, and loads of fun. Thank you Mr. H for empowering the Hip Hop crew to be more creatively inspired with the confidence to express it.

 

Hebrew Academy's rigorous curriculum coupled with opportunities for elective classes and creative outlets supports all learners on their academic journey to greatness.

 

Thank you Mr. H for empowering the Hip Hop crew to be more creatively inspired with the confidence to express it.

 

Hebrew Academy's rigorous curriculum coupled with opportunities for elective classes and creative outlets supports all learners on their academic journey to… Read More »

Incorporating Music in Hebrew Language

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Our middle school students use music to help them remember different vowel sound patterns found in Ivrit.

 

Hebrew Academy teachers are always looking for ways to engage, inspire and motivate. According to studies both in the US and Japan, listening to and performing music reactivates areas of the brain associated with memory, reasoning, speech, and emotion, it doesn't just help us retrieve stored memories, it also helps us lay down new ones.

 

Thank you Morah Sarah for looking for ways to make our Hebrew Language learning experience so interactive and memorable.

 

 

Happy Rosh Chodesh Nissan

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Happy Rosh Chodesh Nissan - May it be a month of revealed miracles!

 

Congratulations to all the award recipients, continued nachas to all!

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Data and Measurement in First Grade

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As part of their math lesson, Hebrew Academy, first-grade students learn to use tally marks and bar graphs.

Making course content relevant to students shifts the focus to the student and what energizes them to learn, and creates meaningful learning opportunities to maximize engagement, understanding, and application.

Walk Through the American Revolution

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This week, Hebrew Academy 5th Grade students participated in the “Walk Through the American Revolution” and had the opportunity to actively participate in the dynamic retelling of the American Revolution, becoming experts in a specific subject of the Revolution, and had to answer questions and earn points for their teams while dressed in time period costumes.

 

Huge shoutout to Mrs. Moctezuma for your enthusiasm, guidance, support, and encouragement you gave the students and for arranging this experience to enable them to explore and understand the importance of American freedom and… Read More »

A passport for the Soul that will never expire.

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A passport for the soul that will never expire- from as early as Kindergarten, Hebrew Academy students learn to read Hebrew and prayers from a siddur empowering them with the ability to enter any synagogue in the world and instantly feel at home.

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