This is a special #viewfromtheprincipal – we followed Principal Doug around school and got a peek into what’s going on in Yavneh classrooms!
This is “Y” Moments of the Week
Tomorrow is the Keshet of Kavod reveal. Every year our 8th Grade leads us in Keshet of Kavod assemblies each month. Their first assembly is tomorrow during Kabbalat Shabbat. Remember to Zoom in and ask your children about this year’s Keshet of Kavod.
Blueprint designs committed to social justice and more!
After being presented with data about low literacy rates and their connection to homeless and unemployment in the San Jose area, our Middle School students applied their Design Thinking skills to a real-world problem that’s literally in their own backyard.
Together, they are developing their ideas, sourcing supplies, and creating hands-on STEAM-based activities for the community to engage in at our upcoming event, the Annual Day of Code, Tinkering, and Play Version √64.0: Using STEAM to Repair the World8th Annual Day of Code, Tinkering, and Play Version √64.0!
Fishbowl Discussion in 6th Grade/Kitah Vav: The inside circle discusses text while the outside circle observed, taking note of both the mechanics of the discussion and the content.
Living Talmud in 6th Grade/Kitah Vav: The students read and responded to several Jewish texts and then responded to each other to create Talmud in real time.
8th grade/Kitah Chet is currently studying Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Patillo Beals. The memoir tells the story of the Little Rock Nine, the first Black high school students to integrate into a white high school. Part of their study has also included understanding the roles of perpetrator, bystander, victim and upstander. They participated in a fishbowl discussion comparing Jewish texts on those roles to the characters in the book.