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

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 …

We are ALL Learners

andrea Curriculum

A few years back I learned how to throw clay on a wheel. This summer, I learned to make yogurt. And last week, I learned how to use a touchless thermometer. Learning a new skill requires slowing down, using mental …

Raising a Generation Who Will Expect Better

andrea Curriculum

I cannot stop thinking about the day I spent in Montgomery last August. The heat was oppressive as we gathered with Mirowitz Middle School students outside the National Memorial for Equity and Justice. We needed to set the tone for …

Charge to graduates

andrea Curriculum

Graduates, The extraordinary maturity that you have exhibited this morning speaks volumes. Over and over, we heard each of you reflect on your childhood at Mirowitz, on the values you’ve learned and on the memories that you reflect upon as …

Marking special moments

andrea Curriculum

What day of the week is today? I can hardly keep track. On Wednesday, I think it’s Thursday. On Thursday, I said “Shabbat Shalom.” During this unusual time, when one day runs into the next, it’s even more important that we …

Being Apart Together

andrea Curriculum

We know how you feel! We are feeling it, too! It’s as though we’ve all been forced to take a crash course in managing ambiguity. Like you, we want to know what tomorrow will bring and what school will look …

All the Right Ingredients

andrea Curriculum

For just a minute Tuesday, 8th graders could close their eyes, taste their delicious creations and at least pretend to be in Israel. It was the Great Israel Food Fest! Our teens had a few days to select a dish, …