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Virtual Learning at Yavneh Day School

During times when we cannot be together in person, Yavneh’s educational program continues virtually. We provide a classroom experience through a combination of synchronous live online sessions and asynchronous learning opportunities (teacher produced videos, website links and  “off-screen” independent learning assignments) which students access through home computing devices. 

Yavneh’s four fundamental beliefs continue to guide our virtual classrooms, which include integrated learning across secular and Jewish core academics, choice based on student interest, differentiated learning opportunities according to individual students’ learning profiles, Hebrew immersion experiences in lower grades, social-emotional learning rich in Jewish values, robust co-curricular offerings including art, music, physical education and STEAM as well as regularly scheduled classroom and all-school community gatherings. 

We work closely with all of our families to ensure that each student has the tools necessary to make virtual learning successful. 

Virtual Learning Snapshots

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Yavneh CommunityYavneh never ceases to build and strengthen community. Spirited all-school tefillah and joyous kabbalat shabbat celebrations continue on Zoom. Additionally, events such as lilah tov (good night) story time and sing-alongs continue to provide more opportunity for our community to gather.
Science in KindergartenKitah gan students went outdoors to explore bubbles for science class.
Physical EducationStudents join their PE classes on Zoom and continue with added exercises and activities after the call.
Hands-on STEAM ProjectsStudents have a wide range of projects they can work on at home. Here a third grader works on his biome project.
Lunchtime Hang OutBeing with your friends beyond the classroom is valuable. Middle students continue to enjoy lunch together.
Virtual Learning ClassroomStudents in all grades have their home "classroom" set up as they virtually interact with teachers and classmates.
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Music ClassStudents enthusiastically sing and play instruments for music class.
Middle school mystery readersMiddle school student mystery readers drop by kindergarten for a surprise story
Kabbalat ShabbatStudents find their own items at home to play music during our weekly Kabbalat Shabbat gatherings
Measurements and MathStudents worked on a measurement challenge and wrote their own word problems to share in their virtual learning classrooms.
Choice Board ActivitiesFor a choice board activity, a student reads a book to his younger sibling
Math ActivitiesStudents are using cards and other games to develop math skills and number sense
Yavneh BuddiesYavneh buddies continue to find opportunities to connect. This kindergarten student was so happy to receive a letter and gift from her big buddy.
STEAM ProjectFor STEAM class, students created items, such as “Ruby the Robot” pictured here, using recycled materials from around their home.
Virtual HaggadahYavneh students (and families and staff) created the first ever Yavneh Day School Virtual Haggadah to provide the community with a sense of closeness with friends and family and bring an extra bit of joy and freedom to our Passover seder.
Art - Uplifting PostersUsing Passover themes, Yavneh students created posters with messages of kindness and positivity for their family and community.