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

Excellence Every Day

andrea Curriculum

Every January, I’m astounded by the way our students dive in to higher level thinking right after a vacation. They simply don’t miss a beat! In Torah study, Rutie and Kai led elementary school students in a discussion that emphasized the …

Seeing the World through Jewish Eyes

andrea Curriculum

People are skeptical when I tell them that we integrate Jewish learning into every subject here at Mirowitz. Math? Yep! Science? You bet! Writing? That’s an easy one. If you’d peeked into our classrooms this month, you would know that …

Using Their Voices

andrea Curriculum

A few months ago, we traveled 500 miles with our Middle School students to expose them to the racial injustice that was pervasive in the 1960s, and to open their eyes to the fact that they, too, can use their …

Sukkot Reminds Us to Build a Better World

andrea Curriculum

Sukkot is a time to remember that we should be outdoors, no matter the weather, and connect with the rhythms of the earth. Spending time immersed in nature inspires us, slows us down and helps us recall some important truths: …

Going the Extra Mile

andrea Curriculum

Every day at Mirowitz, we seek to inspire our students to say “Here I Am” when it comes to caring for the earth. And our students consistently rise to the challenge, restoring prairies, composting food scraps, monitoring water quality, caring for …

Understanding Israel

andrea Curriculum

Navigating the complexities of Israel is enough to make an adult’s head spin. What a gift that our students have our Mirowitz faculty as tour guides. If you peeked into middle school early this week, you would have seen students …

Higher Order Thinking

andrea Curriculum

Every so often, prospective parents ask what we are NOT teaching to make time for Jewish studies. The answer is this: Education is not a zero-sum situation. The time children spend in Judaic studies is part of the reason they …