Posts by Shari

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Teaching Self Help Skills to the Young Child by Moreh Deirdre

by Shari

In the Kofim classroom it is our primary goal to build confident children with a can-do attitude.  Each time a child is able to successfully complete some task it is another building block in their concept of themselves as strong capable people.  The trick is to give them tasks that are challenging enough without being…

Incorporating an Emerging Curriculum into the Tzabim Classroom by Moreh Bret

by Shari

This school year while collaborating on the yearly curriculum for the Tzabim class, the teachers were all in agreement that the curriculum should be based upon the philosophies and values centered on the school while also incorporating an emergent curriculum. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an Emergent Curriculum…

What did you do in school today? by Morah Holly and Morah Debbie, Parparim

by Shari

It’s month two of school and do you ever find yourself asking your child, “What did you do in school today?” What is the response that you get? Sometimes nothing,  an “I don’t know” or perhaps a one word answer or if you are LUCKY a bit more! Such an open-ended question can be overwhelming…