Three Stages of Emotional Response During a Pandemic

Three Stages of Emotional Response During a Pandemic
Dear Parents, I hope the first week of this term has gone well for you. Please do remember to celebrate what went well, not just for your children, but also by acknowledging and endorsing yourself for your efforts. When my boys were growing up, I would often play a particular song on audio tape (yes, that was well before the days of ...
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The Story of the Parsha

The Story of the Parsha
​I hope you have all had a great week so far. This week's portion is a double one. It talks about a very different kind of rash. One that has to do with a spiritual condition. See the attached PDF ato enjoy the story of the portion of the week!   Download PDF File Here
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Hannah Szenes Bravery

Hannah Szenes Bravery
Today is Yom haShoah. As Mrs Halter explained, it marks the 75th anniversary of Yom HaShoah when we remember the six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was not a happy time in the history of humanity. Discrimination, racism against religion and against anyone who did not fit in with the Nazi mentality let to sensele...
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What a Pesach!

What a Pesach!
Dear Children,  I thought I would write to you about my Pesach holidays and what is coming up next in RE! Pesach in our house started in a very unusual way. Whereas in past years, my children and their family come from the USA to spend Pesach together, this year everyone had to stay in their own homes. Though we really missed them, H...
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Making the Summer Term a Time of Sunshine

Making the Summer Term a Time of Sunshine
Dear Parents,  I hope you had an enjoyable and peaceful Pesach/ Spring break. As we look at the weeks ahead of homeschooling, people's feelings may vary from staying confident and excited to feeling apprehensive or  panicky. Please do remember that you are not alone. We are in this together and school is here to support you...
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A Heartwarming Letter from Yaseen

A Heartwarming Letter from Yaseen
Thank you Yaseen Jabor!! You help us all feel together though we are apart. The Torah tells us that where a person's heart is, is where they actually are. In our hearts, the whole of King David School community are together despite the distance :).Wishing you all a good Spring break and a lovely Pesach. Stay safe. Stay home and keep conne...
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Celebrating our Work - Week 2

Celebrating our Work - Week 2
Here is some samples of work from Week 2. We also wish Oliver a very Happy Birthday!! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!! 
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I Found a Frog When Cleaning for Pesach!

I Found a Frog When Cleaning for Pesach!
​Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach,  a wonderful Pesach and Spring break!Keep safe, stay at home and remember to be kind!!! Kindness starts at home!! See how many kindnesses you can do in one day!!Below is some Shabbat packs that my husband took to lonely people.Chag Sameach!
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Story of the Portion of the Week - Parsha Tzav

Story of the Portion of the Week - Parsha Tzav
This week's Shabbat, is the Shabbat before the Jewish people were freed from the slavery in Egypt. Slavery made the Jewish people sad so they cried out to Hashem for help, just as we are asking Hashem to help make people better and take the coronavirus away from our world. Hashem helped us then and will help us now.Let us make sure we keep davening...
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Looking After Your Mental Health

Looking After Your Mental Health
Dear Parents, I hope Week 2 of homeschooling has gone as you expected. Please, do remember that you are welcome to e-mail me or any of the staff, should you have any concerns.Lockdown might bring with it many challenges such as social isolation and the breakdown of routines that worked well previously and might have made you feel saf...
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Learning is Fun

Learning is Fun
With the festival of Pesach starting on Wednesday evening, 8th April, please find some resources below to help you learn about the festival. There is a range of activities you might want to choose from. Remember to send photos of the things you do!LEARNING IS FUN   JIBites - https://bytes.jikids.org/?utm_campaign=Ji%20Bytes%2020...
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Resource for Keeping Children Motivated and Managing Behaviour

Resource for Keeping Children Motivated and Managing Behaviour
​Keeping the children motivated and managing their behaviour can be particularly difficult during social isolation. The truth is that we all need to keep motivated during these times. Using tokens economy and reward cards to enthuse, motivate and manage children's behaviour was one of the key techniques which all teach...
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Celebrating our Children's Work

Celebrating our Children's Work
​Dear Children,King David is so proud of you and all the effort you are putting into continuing to learn and review what you already know, Here are some of the work we received.
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Getting Ready for Pesach Through Songs

Getting Ready for Pesach Through Songs
​The countdown toward the festival of Pesach has now begun! The first Seder falls on Wednesday 8th April which is the eve of the 15th Nissan. There is so much we can learn from this festival and so much fun to be had that I would not like you to miss out on this. In this block you will find links to some of our favourite songs and links to activiti...
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Welcoming Week 2 of Homeschooling

Welcoming Week 2 of Homeschooling
 Dear Parents,   As we are about to start Week 2 of home schooling, I wanted to remind you that you are not alone. Many of you might be looking forward to the week ahead, while many will feel they are swinging between anxiety, dread and panic. All it means is that you are human and trying your best. Here are a few...
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Good Job!

Good Job!
 Dear Parents, As the first week of homeschooling draws to a close, we reflect upon the many changes that have been brought upon our lives in such a short space of time. We think about the opportunities and the stresses that 'lockdown' has created. For most of us, the changes mean spending time at home with our children and trying to jugg...
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Story of the Portion of the Week - Parshat Vayikra

Story of the Portion of the Week - Parshat Vayikra
Chodesh Tov to All!  Today is the first day of the month of Nissan, the month when Pesach starts! Look out for Pesach blogs in the next few days!  Attached is the story of the Parsha for this week. We finish reading the book of Shemot last week and start reading the third book of the Torah, the book of Vayikrah.  Keep ...
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Having Fun is Part of Learning

Having Fun is Part of Learning
​I hope day three went well. As the days go by, keeping the kids inspired can be a ‘little’ challenging. Below are some great ideas of what you can do at home with few resources. There is learning in every activity. Get children to measure, draw, plan, design and do a Pesach themed game! Looking forward to seeing the results!
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A Little Relaxation Exercise.

A Little Relaxation Exercise.
As we prepare for day 3 of home schooling, I thought I would share with you a link to some healthy relaxation exercises. For those of you who remember a former teacher at the school, Mrs Dunlop, she was also a yoga teacher and introduced me to this wonderful set of exercises. Try having a go at it and get your children to join you. I...
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Our Tefillot (Prayers)

Our Tefillot (Prayers)
Dear Children,  One of the things I miss most about being at school with all of you is being able to sing our tefillot (prayers) together. Our prayers have given us the opportunity of asking Hashem (G-d) to help all of the people that need his help, especially those that are ill and need to get better. Your sweet voices go straight to Has...
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