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A Message From Our Principal

It’s been a challenging couple of weeks back from break, but we are proud to celebrate that we are learning safely in person. Our classes are in session and Yavneh students are thriving in the classroom. None of this would be possible without the incredible effort and dedication of our amazing faculty and staff and our continued valued partnership with you, our community.

This is “Y” Moments of the Week

Kol Ha’Kavod to Liat, Colin, Dan, and Ethan in 6th grade/Kitah Vav for working super hard, and achieving to submit all the required materials for the first 5 missions of the World League Robotics Competition.

During those 5 missions the students had to work collectively, and had to put their ingenuity and STEAM skills to good use. We can’t wait to hear the results in February.

3rd Grade/Kitah Gimel made pickled radishes in the learning kitchen from the bounty they picked from the school garden.

In 5th Grade with Mr. Sleep, students were given a challenge: a plane crash, survival skills simulation. The activity was inspired by the book they are currently reading, THE HATCHET, a young-adult wilderness survival novel. The class worked together in small groups, navigating problem-solving and decision-making, as Mr. Sleep rolled out each phase of the survival adventure. As part of the challenge, they were given 15 items that were recovered from the crash and had to rank them 1-15 by importance. How would you rank them? The 5th graders now know which items are most useful and why.

3rd Grade/Kitah Gimel has been studying about the Ohlone people, the indigenous people to the Bay Area. Students learned about a traditional Ohlone game called the Game of Staves. They made their own versions of the game and played together.

1st Grade/Kitah Alef read a book in Hebrew: “The Library Mouse” and spent time learning with Morah Aviva on the white board.

Scenes from recess this week: basketball, handball, football, 4 square, friendship, play, monkey bars, imagination, and more.

3rd Grade/Kitah Gimel sang a song about Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and his revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era at Torah Service this morning.

Israeli dancing during recess with Morah Aviva

Gan worked with Morah Vanina (who was attending virtually) on solar projects, learning how STEAM can save the world during Tu B’shvat. Each student is building their own solar panel, which will all come together in one big class solar project.

7th & 8th grade Hebrew class played Tu B’shvat themed trivia

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