Yavneh has had a lot of fun in our new after-school enrichment activities!
On Mondays, we have Improv with EnActe Arts and Reading and Writing Enrichment with Ms. Dao. We have 2 Improv classes where the students are having a blast!
From the older group, Lea (6th grade) shared, “We have super-fun activities, and it really helps my acting! We use a lot of teamwork and have tons of fun.”
From the younger group, Mia (2nd grade) shared, “I really like acting and the opportunity to practice it. It’s really fun, and I like all the games.”
Community bonding is also an important part of the class. Eliana (1st grade) shared, “I like improv because I get to have fun acting with Dina and Benny!”
In Ms. Dao’s Reading & Writing skills class, Elai (1st grade) shared that he likes spending extra time reading, writing, and becoming an all-star reader!
On Tuesdays, we have after-school art, a very popular enrichment class! The kids have a blast making all kinds of projects!
Fiona (4th grade) shared, “After-school art is a place where you can grow your imagination and let your mind run free! You can add all types of splashes of color and do whatever project you like to inspire other people who are new.”
Put simply, Rosie and Abi (7th grade) shared, “It’s Art- but more! You can do whatever you want.”
Ayal from 6th grade also shared his favorite part about art is that he can do whatever project he wants.
The creativity is endless with bunnies, 3-dimensional cakes, house and tower sculptures, multi-layered portraits, and more! The older students also gain leadership experience by helping out our younger artists.
Lea (6th grade) shared, “I really like helping the younger kids. It makes me a better artist too!”
The newest addition to our enrichment line-up is our garden club, where our students help Morah Rinat take care of our school garden.
Eliana (1st grade) shared, “My favorite part of the gardening club is planting flowers.” They have planted not only flowers, but winter vegetables such as peas, kale, broccoli, and onions.”
They also had fun collecting the worm poop to fertilize the garden!
On Wednesdays, we have a whole extra hour of activities! There are small group piano lessons with Margaux as well as Circus Arts classes. Piano lessons with Margaux offer a fun, adaptable way to learn music with friends!
Akiva (5th grade) appreciates the flexibility when he shared, “I get to learn at my own pace while having a fun group atmosphere.”
Additionally, Guilad (2nd grade) likes to have input on the music.
He shared, “She lets us choose whatever songs we want and learn to play them on the piano!”
Meanwhile, lots of fun, balance, and community building is happening in Circus Arts.
Mia (2nd grade) shared, “I really like walking on the globe and juggling! My record is one minute on the ball and juggling 3 scarves. I mostly like it because everyone is really nice to me.”
Avi (2nd grade) also shares her enthusiasm for walking on the globe, and Eliana (1st grade) likes to do bridges!
On Thursdays, we have Mad Science explorations! Our current topic is Crazy Chemworks!
Omri (4th grade) shared, “Science is really fun to be at! We get to do cool things like mix chemicals and take home a fun science experiment each week. Last week, we had a special paper that changes colors when exposed to different elements.”
Elai, Eliana, and Avi (1st and 2nd graders) loved the week they made slime, and Benny (1st grade) loved making a season wheel!
On Fridays, we have vocal lessons with Margaux. In addition to running piano lessons, she works with younger students to find their voice and practice singing.
Eliana (1st grade) shared, “I really like singing and making songs.”
We also have one-on-one private music lessons throughout the week with Modern-Minded Music.
Eva (6th grade) spoke about the benefit of a private lesson and shared, “Since it’s a one-on-one class, my instructor can really tell what my strengths are. She can then tailor the class to help me work on those things. Also, my instructor is super nice!”
Oliver (6th grade) also appreciates the flexible structure.
He shared, “I get to do a little bit of everything, like tablature, sheet music, and anything I personally want to explore.”
We invite everyone to join us for our after-school fun!
Stay tuned for more information soon about next semester’s opportunities!
Questions? Email Morah Becca at [email protected]