“May we build monkey bars in the Gan classroom?” I presented this unusual request to Jen prior to the start of summer vacation. She listened earnestly as I explained that over the past few years, I have observed the positive impact that yoga, mindfulness, weight bearing exercises, and brain breaks can have on student focus and engagement. […] Read More
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To gain fluency in math, you need to be able to speak the language of numbers. But that can be difficult if you don’t have the right vocabulary available to you. One catchy, creative way to learn curriculum is via song.
Gil Seinfeld Special to the Jewish News This spring, the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor secured one of the largest donations in its 40-year history. The Jeffrey Farber Family Foundation and the David and Nanci Farber Family Foundation have jointly pledged a gift of $225,000 to the school to support its variable tuition program, which helps assure the affordability of an HDS education.
Twelve fifth-graders from the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor, Mich., decided that this holiday season they wanted to give back to the residents in their neighborhood in Michigan who had given the greatest service to the United States: the veterans.
On Wednesday, September 26th, Hebrew Day School joined over 4 million people from around the world to celebrate Character Day, or as we call it at HDS, Mensch Day. It is an opportunity to talk about the character traits we hope to have and develop in ourselves in order to be the best people we […] Read More