Our Social Justice team introduced our Grade 2 students to Amanda Gorman this past week as a ‘Tzedakah Hero,’ a person in their own way working to piece back together broken parts of the world. Each week the Social Justice Team highlights an “ordinary” individual and the “extra-ordinary” work that they are doing to respond to some specific problem/challenge in our world. Students learn that a Tzedakah Hero is someone who notices a problem or challenge and then steps up and says “I think I can do something to help make it better.”
Happy laughs, sprinting feet, cold breezes. For Jen Shaw, Fitness and Health teacher, this year looks a little different. Her office has shifted from inside and the gym to the entire Rashi campus, outside in the fields, basketball court, trails, and play equipment. She shares, “This year I’ve been surprised by how much of the Rashi campus I haven’t used before for class. I’m looking forward to continuing using it for years to come.”
Patterns are all around us! Our Kindergarteners have been working on developing patterning skills in the world around them, in clothes, numbers, colors, sounds, shapes and more. Identifying, creating, continuing, and discussing patterns help Rashi Kindergarteners build their foundation to become strong mathematicians.
Every day, small groups of Grade 6, 7, and 8 students meet with their advisory. It’s a non-academic time set aside to check-in, develop relationships, address any necessary information, ask deep questions, and have fun together.
The lesson started with a statement:COVID – 19 has had a disproportionately negative impact on certain populations. The next class period was spent answering:How can we as mathematicians make sense of this statement using numerical evidence? What does disproportionality mean? How has COVID-19 impacted Latinx, Black, and white people?
The Grade 6 year in Language Arts is centered around the theme of identity. Students complete various projects about their own identity, the broader concept, and are working to expand the connections they recognize they have to others.
When Jewish independent schools started the new academic year, students had to quickly absorb new protocols in response to COVID-19. Whether it’s wearing masks or physically distancing, they’ve been quick learners...
The act of voting couldn’t be more in line with Rashi’s values. This year, a series of lessons engaged Rashi students in discussions on civic duty, democracy, and voting, in anticipation of the election this coming Tuesday, November 3.
Rashi Middle School students stepped up in a big way this summer and volunteered to be Teen Leads in connection with Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest’s annual ‘Back to School Backpacking’ event.
With over 260 students, 79 faculty and staff, 144 ChromeBooks, 50 speakers, 4 tents, 3 rain showers, 4 lunches, 19 cohorts, 4 drop-offs and pickups, and countless containers of hand sanitizer, the Rashi 2020-2021 school year was off to an energetic and exciting beginning.