Schechter Shavua: February 7, 2022 :: Solomon Schechter Day School

Schechter Shavua: February 7, 2022

Art that Looks Good Enough to Eat

K-1 finger painting - smaller.JPEGParparim and Tsiporim(K-1) students have been exploring the delicious side of art through artist Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud is best known for his delectable artworks depicting cakes, pies, ice cream and other treats. His paintings use thick layers of oil paint that replicate the texture of real frosting, melty ice cream, and swirling meringue. Our young artists replicated Thiebaud's style by using thick layers of gesso paint with swirling colors to create their own delicious renderings of their favorite desserts! These yum-tastic artworks will definitely make tummies rumble as they are displayed in the hallways this week!

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Winter Comes Alive for Sh’kedim

sh'kedim skating collage- smaller.png The Sh'kedimstudents (EC3-4) have embraced the winter season and are stretching their imaginations in the dramatic play center with a skating rink and snack bar. The inspiration for this center grew out of a class conversation about their favorite parts of winter. Students shared that they love to throw snowballs, make snow angels, and ice skate. 

Expanding on children’s experiences, listening to their stories, and creating a dramatic play center that builds upon those stories gives children an opportunity to explore real-world scenarios in a safe and fun environment. The Reggio Emilia approach emphasizes allowing a child to drive their own learning, based on their interests. Dramatic or pretend play authentically supports social-emotional, language, and cognitive development by providing opportunities for children to practice important skills with peers.

Meanwhile, back at the Sh’kedim ice rink… the children love practicing their figure skating moves to classical music, cheering at a hockey game, and serving hot chocolate and popcorn at the snack bar! 

Strength, Flexibility, and Setting Goals

upside down evan - smaller.jpg How high can you climb using just a rope dangling from the ceiling? In PE, students recently completed a month-long gymnastics unit where they put that question to the test. Students of all ages perfected handstands, backbends, cartwheels, and rolls, testing their strength and flexibility. In addition, Middle Schoolers had the opportunity to use the rings and climb up both  the rope and the rope ladder. Climbing the rope was a huge highlight for Habonim and Bogrim students: they set goals for themselves to climb to a certain height, and many even made it up to the top! 

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