When I set the table for Shabbat or Yom Tov, my children immediately recognize that this is no ordinary meal. It’s not just that the piles are cleared off the kitchen table (we don’t have a dining room), and that I’ve […]
My daughter, Zoe, and her fifth-grade buddy beating willow branches on the ground at their day school’s Hoshanah Rabbah assembly: Here’s part #1, part #2 , part #3, and part-i’ve-lost-count, not necessarily in that order. Chag Sameach!
This summer I had the chance to meet my number one author crush, Kevin Henkes. He was the keynote speaker at the Summer Institute for the Teaaching of Writing that I attended this summer at Teacher’s College, and while I […]
I teach Kindergarten at a Jewish day school, and although we are affiliated with the Conservative movement, our children come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some come from homes that strongly identify as Jewish, and some come from homes […]