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Realizing Exceptional Achievement in Learning

Feast on these Thanksgiving Crafts

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and fun and when we come together to reflect on what we are thankful for. These Hebrew Academy students are well prepared with special Thanksgiving decorations to brighten your table as they brighten our halls each day!

We can count!

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By using Number Boards our kindergarten students worked together to count the pumpkin seeds - all 516! Our Kindergarten students had a clear idea of what needed to be done and a sense of accomplishment once it was completed. Nothing is overwhelming when we break it down and work together.

 

21st Century Learners - Creativity

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The Hebrew Academy understands the value of going beyond the curriculum and creating opportunities for 21st century skill development promoting successful learning in the classroom and beyond. By creating opportunities for students creativity, The Hebrew Academy presents opportunities for them to see new opportunities, to produce original ideas, to flexibly adapt to changing situations, and to apply one’s imagination to solve complex problems ensuring that our students can thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. 

Multi Sensory Education

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The Hebrew Academy teachers understand that not all students are created equal. Children meet academic milestones at different paces, incorporating multi sensory learning experiences supports engagement for more learning styles. When activities engages multiple areas of the brain, it can help students develop stronger memories around how to do it. Join us at one of our Discovery Week events and find out how The Hebrew Academy's education can benefit your child.

 

Purpose Driven Education

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Purpose Driven Education taps into the intrinsic motivation inherent in children. When they connect with the purpose they are motivated to perform. Watch as our first grade students listen to the instructions for making their menorah in celebration of Chanukah. Wow - what listening skills! 

Geometry in Kindergarten?

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When it comes to learning about shapes there is so much more than just being able to identify them. The study of shapes provides a foundation for more advanced geometry concepts like, symmetry and spatial reasoning that will be explored and learned in the later years. The Hebrew Academy teachers understand the importance of setting a strong foundation.

Soccer

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Hebrew Academy's Enrichment program is an opportunity for HA students to choose what they love and work at it.

The confidence, motivation and feeling of success goes way beyond the field, contributing to their overall well-being, while empowering them to do anything they set their mind to.

Magic in Kindegarten

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Our literacy-rich Kindergarten classroom is full of print words, words walls, books and reading materials that not only supports academic growth but also creates opportunities for speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is always amazing to watch as the students begin to identify and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) into spoken words as they begin their journey of the love of reading and the written word.

Geometry Twist

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No one has ever laughed so hard while learning math. Our High School Geometry class played "Angle Twister" using the same principles as Twister but with special angle pairs. Thanks to the creativity of our teachers students are motivated to pay attention and stay focused.

Making it REAL - Homework

Dr. Hilary shares how homework, when done correctly, can be an important opportunity for parents to gain insight into the school experiences. Empowering your child to reach out to their teacher for support, when needed, fosters independence, and creative problem-solving - so important for success.

Happy Friday

We love Fridays at the Hebrew Academy! The energy and spirit is electric as we come together as a community to celebrate who we are, promoting pride and good feelings all around!

Keep Your Head Up!

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Hebrew Academy students turn energy into creativity in our weekly enrichment classes. Hip Hop's freedom of self-expression promotes self esteem and creates the perfect opportunity for students to socialize with kids that share the same interests forming friendships beyond the classroom walls.

What enrichment class would your child choose? Soccer, Art, Dance, Swimming, Basketball, Coding, Ballet, Music, Journalism and of course Hip Hop. Thank you to all our teachers and staff that have made the Hebrew Academy Enrichment program so successful.

 

 

Eating Healthy is Easier with Friends

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We all know the importance of staying healthy.

The Hebrew Academy has made "promoting healthy eating habits" a priority. Our daily fruit cart is always full of seasonal fruit for the children to grab when an extra snack is needed. Who knew eating healthy could be so much fun!

 

Morah Chanie Perelmuter sets the tone!

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Starting from the very beginning of the Hebrew Academy journey you can feel love and dedication of the staff and teachers that have taught multiple generations of HA Students. From when you join the HA community you are embraced, befriended, connected, supported, and part of our extended family. Morah Chanie Perelmuter definitely sets the bar high with her love dedication and commitment to each and every one of her students.

 

Congratulations - Rosh Chodesh Kislev Awards

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Congratulations to all our Rosh Chodesh award recipients. We are so proud of your accomplishments - may you keep going from strength to strength!

Discover Week

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At The Hebrew Academy, we encourage asking questions. So, what would you like know about us?⁣⁣

⁣⁣Bring your questions, and be our guest during Discovery Week. We’re hosting three engaging information sessions for parents and guardians to choose from:⁣⁣

⁣⁣• Kinder Preview — Thursday, December 16 at 8:30am⁣⁣

⁣⁣• Middle School Virtual Info Session — Monday, December 13 at 7:30pm⁣⁣

⁣⁣• High School Virtual Info Session — Wednesday, December 15 at 7:30pm⁣⁣

⁣⁣Our Principal, Head of School and devoted teachers will be there to answer your questions about school readiness, college prep, social-emotional learning, financial aid and more.⁣⁣

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First Grade is "Souping" it all in!

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In this week's Torah Portion of Parshat Toldot, the children learned about Yaakov (Jacob) cooking a lentil soup. Using every opportunity to bring the torah portion to life, our first graders made their very own vegetable soup. Hard work pays off - especially when its yummy! 

Shabbat Shalom to all and a "Souper" Rosh Chodesh Kislev - almost Chanukah! 

When are we going to use this?

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When are we ever going to use this? How many times have you asked this question while in school.

During our math unit on percentages, our 7th Grade Pre-Algebra students, examined restaurant bills to make sure the restaurant had calculated the tip for large parties correctly.

Making course content relevant to students shifts the focus to the student and what energizes them to learn.

 

Wednesday Enrichment

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What an amazing program The Hebrew Academy has created. So many different activities to choose from, the students are all actively engaged in what they love. From Hip Hop to swimming, art, soccer, coding, engineering - the list goes on and on. Here at the Hebrew Academy we look forward to Wednesday and the opportunity to spark our creativity bringing out our inner talents.

 

The Benefits of "Screen Time"

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The Hebrew Academy is always looking for new and better ways to ensure that the leaning prepares students for college and successful careers. Our new Viewsonic interactive screens enhance all our lessons bringing even more creativity, depth, collaboration, fun and learning to our classrooms.

 

"Snowballing" into math experts

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Our first grade students work diligently on developing their foundational mathematical skills in engaging and fun ways. As they learn to add numbers, our students are learning to understanding HOW to use a math algorithm to find an answer and also to be able to explain WHY.

 

Imagine a school where the kids don't want the school day to end?

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Morah Ronya's 2nd grade students love hanging out with her at carpool, sharing the things important to them. It is moments like these that the children feel validated and heard and inspired to be their best!

A large-scale review of the factors associated with student achievement showed that teacher-student relationships outweighed the contribution of teachers’ subject knowledge, teacher training, or home and school effects. HA students, you guys are going far!

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