Morah Cheryl’s Blog

Cheryl Maayan I see myself as the guardian of each student’s childhood, and am committed to filling their days with learning that is significant and meaningful. How do we do that at Mirowitz? Check back here weekly for a window into our school. I will post here on topics ranging academic excellence, meaningful Jewish learning and empowering children to make a difference.

– Cheryl Maayan

For the Kids’ Sake- Let’s Persevere

andrea Curriculum

Implementing school in-person these last 12 weeks has been an enormous gift to our students. We have seen children, who had been traumatized from months of isolation, heal because they were able to interact with peers and teachers, and engage …

More Than A School

andrea Curriculum, Jewish Learning, Leadership

Mirowitz is more than simply a place where children learn to be mathematicians and scientists, effective writers and inquisitive readers. Intellectual growth should be a given at any school. But at Mirowitz, it is our intention that students reach their …

Sukkot: The “Time of our Joy” (even in 2020!)

andrea Curriculum

“Go with the flow” is one of the class intentions posted on the fourth grade wall. “Adaptability” is one of the principles of our reopening plans that has made in-person learning possible. “Looking for opportunities” amidst transformational change has become …

Sukkot Reminds Us to Build a Better World

andrea Curriculum

During Sukkot, we are instructed to spend time outdoors, no matter the weather, and connect with the rhythms of the earth. Immersing ourselves in nature inspires us, slows us down and helps us recall some important truths: We are part …

Self Reflection and Personal Growth

andrea Curriculum

It’s not by accident that Mirowitz students celebrate the unique qualities of their classmates. They celebrate the classmate who is wildly knowledgeable about dinosaurs or history, or who has a knack for art or math. They recognize that one peer …

Life Lessons We Learn From Children

andrea Curriculum

Each year during the High Holy Days, we sink into a deep reflection of ourselves. We humbly try to unravel the kind of person we want to be. Years ago, I discovered the best way to do this is to …

The Impact of Our Work

andrea Curriculum

Among the highlights of my week is the time I carve out to see what your children are doing in their classrooms. It reminds me how the holy work of our school has a daily impact on your child’s emotional …