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Rimonim class (grades 2-3) recently finished their unit studying Parashat Noach, a text rich in nuanced themes and meaningful symbolism. Students learned about the evil between the animals and the evil between the people at that time, which led to God asking Noah to build an ark. Students discussed their thoughts about evil in contemporary times and connected their discussions to Schechter’s core values. Students learned phrases like:
What is hateful to you, do not do to others
מה ששנוא עליך אל תעשה לחבר
Before constructing their class Ark, each student picked an animal and did research to learn all about it. They answered questions in Hebrew about their animal, then designed and built a place for their animal to demonstrate what it needs such as food, a place to sleep, water, and a place to hide. The finished habitats have been placed in the class ark in the hallway for other students to observe. View photos of their creative adaptation of Noach HERE.
Parparim class (grades K-1) has been exploring Keith Haring and his funky 80's POP style. The students have created individual artworks and have also collaborated on a mural that currently graces the main hallway!
Keith Haring believed that art is for everyone! Parparim students created the mural to share with the Schechter Community the ideas of Keith Haring and Tikkun Olam - Heal the world through ART and LOVE. The students worked together to replicate the experience of Keith Haring as he created collaborative public art works with adults and young artists just like themselves.
To find out more about Keith Haring, click HERE for a link to the TATE Modern for Kids and explore more of Keith Haring.
You can see photos of Parparim’s Keith Haring work HERE.
Solomon Schechter Day School is proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year! We are kicking off the festivities with a virtual celebration on Sunday, March 14th from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. The event will feature comedian Joel Chasnoff, distinguished speakers, and more. Please click HERE for sponsorship information and tickets. For questions, contact Sherri G. Pliskin, Director of Development at 860-561-0700.