Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin
Ben Zoma says: Who is wise? He who learns from every person. – Pirkei Avot 4:1
MAKOMnj’s Learning program is TREE OF LIFE LEARNING.
It’s where learning comes alive.
TREE OF LIFE LEARNING is based on a culture of kindness where each student and each family feels valued. We affirm the choices families make Jewishly and help families to apply Jewish values to their lives with ease.
What does a typical Sunday of learning look like?
The students come in at 10am, kick off their shoes and head into the dining room. We begin with a bit of Hebrew. Next we move to the family room since we often start with a video to introduce the main topic of the day. We return to the dining room to sit around the table and dive deeper into the topic with discussions and projects. Since our learning is hands on we often go into the kitchen to cook, go outside to play games, or do a scavenger hunt around the house. We end the day reviewing what we have learned and jotting a few notes in our thought journals.
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K,1,2 meet meet weekly on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am-11:45 am.
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Grades 3-6 meet weekly on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am-11:45 am.
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Grades 7-12 meet once a month on Saturday afternoon.
In addition to their monthly program, students in grades 8-12 can serve as teacher’s helpers on Sunday mornings 10:00 am-11:45 am.
Enjoy some pictures from this past year of learning.
Baking Banana Bread to Welcome the Guest or the Stranger
Text Study and Time for Writing Reflections
Building the “Tower of Babel”
Tu B’shvat! Tasting winter fruits and Tu B’shvat Yoga
Learning about Tikkun Olam and repairing the world.
Doing a Mitzvah! Baking cookies for our local first responders.
Talking about Creating Sacred Space (with candy)
Purim!!! Talking about the masks we wear and making hamantachen! Delicious!
Planting the seeds of equality and freedom.