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24 Mar

The Keshet Experience – Week 29 »

Secular Studies:

Another busy week at Ezra! Hopefully everyone had the chance to read about our most recent Open Circle review regarding teasing.

17 Mar

The Keshet Experience – Week 28 »

It has been a short but eventful week…We began with an exciting and HAPPY Purim celebration.

13 Mar

The Keshet experience – Week 27 »

What a wonderful week! We had Gilah Benson-Tilson come to class to teach us about this week’s parsha and the Urim V’tumim.

07 Mar

Ancient Egypt »

While learning about the Nile river, Egyptian inventions, and agriculture students in fourth and fifth grade used their Teva Tuesday time to build a shaduf.

03 Mar

The Keshet Experience – week 27 »


Open Circle focused on appropriate ways to show our affection towards each other.

24 Feb

The Keshet Experience – Week 25 »

Secular Studies: 
Social Studies, began with a lesson about President’s Day and George Washington.

17 Feb

The Keshet Experience – Week 24 »

We have had another lovely week.

10 Feb

The Keshet Experience – Week 23 »

Please note that Tav, Eydan, and Alexandra, of the Ilanot class are raising money for St. Jude’s.

06 Feb

Kindness from Keshet »

The Keshet class has been learning so much about how to communicate with others, the “I Feel” sentence, how to appropriately express their emotions, giving and receiving compli

06 Feb

The Keshet Experience – week 22 »

Secular Studies
Open Circle skills are continuously practiced and modeled throughout the day.

27 Jan

The Keshet experience – week 21 »

The week was filled with new math units, crafts for the Torah Ceremony and Tu B’Shevat, songs, plays, and we are up to a really great part in our read-a-loud, James and th

20 Jan

The Keshet experience – week 20 »

Please be sure to mark your calendars….

13 Jan

The Keshet experience – Week 19 »

Another week has gone by with LOTS of learning and excitement! From measurement and shapes to sight and spelling words to learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

06 Jan

The Keshet Experience – Week 18 »

We hope everyone had an amazing vacation, Chanukah, and New Year.

23 Dec

The Keshet Experience – week 17 »

Well, we did it! Another successful Chanukah production, where the Keshet class shined!!!! We are so proud of the class for all of their hard work and participation! We thank y

16 Dec

The Keshet Experience – Week 16 »

Chanukah rehearsals are in full swing. Costumes are rolling in and the excitement is spreading like wildfire.

09 Dec

The Keshet Experience – Week 15 »

We have had another wonderful week, filled with lots of learning, social skills, and CHANUKAH songs and dances 🙂

In science we continued our Human Body Unit with the skelet

02 Dec

The Keshet Experience – Weeks 13/14 »

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and long weekend! We began our week with a very special presentation by Noa Segal, (a cousin of our very own Michal S.

01 Dec

Ezra Academy Girls Rosh Chodesh Group mixes up a batch of natural body products »

With the cold weather months approaching it’s the perfect time to start paying extra attention to our bodies. What’s better than to do that using the natural products we made ourselves.

01 Dec

Teva 2016 »

Sixth graders from Ezra Academy joined seven other small Jewish day schools for their four day, three night excursion into the woods of Falls Village, CT.
Some students were apprehensive.

01 Dec

Archaeology unit in 4/5 »

Students in 4th and 5h grade dug deeply into their own ancestry within their archaeology unit.

18 Nov

The Keshet Experience – Week 12 »

This week began with a change of seating. Children are getting a new perspective on the classroom with their new seats and new tablemates. Jacob and Michal D.

11 Nov

The Keshet Experience – Week 11 »

This week began with a classroom Tefillah led by Caleb and Orly.

04 Nov

The Keshet Experience – Week 10 »

This week began with a lovely classroom Tefillah. Our Tefillah leaders, Alexandra, and Sophie, led their congregants in an engaged and joyous manner.

28 Oct

The Keshet Experience – Weeks 8&9 »


Week 8 began with a lovely Whole School Tefillah, were the children were paired with older students and had the opport

30 Sep

Ha Mishpacha Sheli »

As we close out our 5th week of school The Keshet class presented their Ha Mishpacha Sheli program, to a room full of parents, grandparents and siblings.

30 Sep

The Keshet Experience – Week 5 »

Our 5th week of school and a masterful presentation by the Keshet class! We are SO incredibly proud of the hard work and amazing outcome.

23 Sep

The Keshet Experience – Week 4 »

Week 4 in the Keshet classroom continues to be as exciting as day one! With Ha Mishpacha Sheli rehearsals, to spelling/sight words, new forms of math and stories about the P

16 Sep

The Keshet Experience – Week 3 »

It’s the third week of school and we are going STRONG!!!! The Keshet class has been split into two groups for some of their activities.

09 Sep

The Keshet Experience – Week 2 »

It is only the second week of school and the children are all quite comfortable with their new surroundings! We were very lucky to have some special guests come talk to us this

02 Sep

The Keshet Experience – Week 1 »

It has been a fantastic first week of school. The children have entered school each day with smiles and ready to learn all about Ezra and their Keshet class.

30 Aug

Mini-metric Olympics in 2/3 »

Students in 2/3 had so much fun today learning about the metric system through the Olympics.

10 Jun

The Keshet Experience – Week 39 »

The Keshet class had a really wonderful week. On Monday almost everyone clipped up to blue!!!!!! Tuesday the school had the privilege of being run my Gabrielle H.

03 Jun

The Keshet Experience – week 38 »

The Keshet class not only experienced all of the curriculum from this week, but they also had to experience two teachers who were under the weather! I must say, as a teacher

02 Jun


On May 31st, after a long weekend, the Ezra community, once again came together in spectacular fashion.

27 May

The Keshet Experience – week 37 »

The Keshet class really enjoyed being able to show their “special friends” and grandparents around school this week.

20 May

The Keshet Experience – week 36 »

The Keshet class was soooooo excited to see that our tadpoles, Kevin, Bob, and Stuart, have begun to grow legs!!!!! We have been watching them closely and are documenting their

18 May

Trip to Israel Day 10 »

The first thing we did was go to tfilla in the desert. Instead of a traditional Amidah, we each found a place to sit and listened to the various sounds of nature, it was very peaceful.

17 May

Trip to Israel Day 9 »

Today we woke up at 4:30, way too early. At about 5:45, we got on the bus and drove up to the Masada half asleep.

17 May

Trip to Israel Day 8 »

Today we woke up and headed straight for the Kotel for a powerful tefillah. Three Kelman Brown kids read Torah, and Ezra led Tefillah and had aliyot. It was a beautiful start to the morning.

15 May

Israel Trip Days 5-7 »

Friday was a very emotional day.

13 May

The Keshet Experience – Week 35 »

The Keshet class participated in the Mile Run! Even I participated… okay fine I tried, maybe I walked…or hobbled…whatever I did it was definitely NOT

12 May

Trip to Israel Day 4 »

The day started off with a special Yom Haatzmaut Tfillah. Zara, Eve, and Sydney all read Torah beautifully.

11 May

Trip to Israel Day 3 »

We started off the morning with an early wake up at 5:45! Though sleepy, Ari, David, and Eran led Shacharit to start off the morning.

10 May

Trip to Israel Day 2 »

After a rough start to our trip (no sleep), we quickly got into the “Groove of Israel”. Today Kezra (Kellman-Brown & Ezra) embarked on a beautiful hike in the North of Israel.

09 May

Trip to Israel Day 1 »

As soon as we got off the plane, we dove right into our trip! We met our Madrichim, Tzvi, and Channi, our tour guide, Ariel, and our bus driver, Asraf, who are all very wonderful and fun! We

09 May

Trip to Israel 2016 Day 1 »

We are here!
We met Kellman-Brown and we know that we will have a great trip together.
The weather is beautiful here and we are on our way to have our welcome ceremony on the beach.

06 May

The Keshet Experience Week 34 »

I am so happy to have our Keshet class back! Everyone came back excited to tell us all about their Pesach and Seders.

08 Apr

The Keshet experience – week 31 »

The Keshet class really enjoyed this week’s Wacky Wednesday! Kids dress like teachers and teachers dress like kids.

04 Apr

Sirachachai – An Israeli restaurant at Ezra Academy »

In order to celebrate the culmination of one of our Hebrew books, Morah Jacqui’s Fifth Grade Hebrew group decided to open up a restaurant in school since the book dealt mostly with fo

01 Apr

The Keshet Experience – Week 30 »

For the first time the Keshet class took part in the Ezra Academy Invention Convention.

25 Mar

The Keshet Experience – Week 29 »

The Keshet class began the week with a snow delay…on the first day of spring no less!!! Thankfully all of the snow melted quickly and we were back to being able to use ou

24 Mar

Check out the Better together Blog! »

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18 Mar

The Keshet Experience – Week 29 »

The Keshet  and Babaganoush classes went on a wonderful field trip to  Lyman Center, to see Charlotte’s Web.

10 Mar

The Keshet Experience week 27 »

The Keshet class REALLY enjoyed their Pajama Day!!!! This was something we had ALL been waiting for 🙂
This week our center’s consisted of p

04 Mar

The Keshet Experience – Week 26 »

The Keshet class had a wonderful time listening to and celebrating Dr.

02 Mar

Greek Mythology in the 6th Grade »

The Sixth Grade Greek Mythology Unit ended with a flourish.

26 Feb

The Keshet Experience – weeks 24&25 »


The Keshet class has been very busy these past two weeks! Even though we only had 3 days last week they were 3 days full of learning and abso

25 Feb

Rimon on Rimmon »

Click the image to read.

23 Feb

Morning Milat Ha’Yom and Weather »

Each Morning at Ezra Academy, we are greeted with a Milat Ha’Yom. Vicki and Ron, our Emissaries, share with us , the “word of the day”, in a silly or joking manner.

19 Feb


Keshet in Hebrew means RAINBOW, so it seems fitting that each child in the Keshet class is bright, colorful, and a unique beauty.

12 Feb

Happy Heart Day!!! »

Last Friday we had a spectacular day planned. It was Wear Red Day, for women’s heart health.

12 Feb

The Keshet Experience – Weeks 22&23 »

The Keshet class did something very special. They learned about the Kotel, saw it live on the computer AND each had the opportunity to write a note.

29 Jan

The Keshet Experience / SIDDUR CEREMONY AND ART SHOW!!!! »

The Keshet class was so thrilled to FINALLY be able to celebrate their Siddur Ceremony and Art Show! All of their hard work paid off and they presented everything so beautif

22 Jan

The Keshet experience – Week 20 »

The Keshet class has been working SO hard on their Siddur Ceremony and Art Show!!!! Please be sure to join us on Friday, January, 29, 2016 at 9:00am in the B’nai Jacob Cha

15 Jan

A Tree Full of Mitzvot »

The Keshet Class has been learning about Tu B’Shevat, the birthday of the trees.

15 Jan

The Keshet Experience – week 19 »

The Keshet class continues to be busy with the art show preparation and, learning about Dr.King. 

This week’s Parsha is, Parshat Bo.

08 Jan

The Keshet Experience – Week 18 »

The Keshet class had a wonderfully busy week! The highlight was definitely the continuation of our art unit…as well as the birthday celebration of two classmates!!!! Happy Birt

24 Dec

Tefillin »

The sixth graders have been learning about the Jewish life cycle.

23 Dec

The Keshet Experience – week 17 »

The Keshet class had a short but productive week.

23 Dec

Critter Caravan »

Students in kindergarten through grade 3 had a wonderful learning experience. Catherine, a teacher from critter caravan came with her world map and her bins and buckets.

18 Dec

The Keshet Experience- Week 16 »

The Keshet class came back from the weekend well rested and ready for a fun week of learning! We are continuing to practice for our Siddur Ceremony each morning.

11 Dec

The Keshet Experience- Week 15 »

We are so proud of the Keshet children for their AMAZING performance in this year’s Chanukah production.

04 Dec

Keshet Creates Free Floating Chanukiots! »

Chanukah is in the air!!!! The Keshet class has learned the story of Chanukah and  the miracle of Maccabees defeating the Greek army…against all odds! As if that  wasn’t miracl

04 Dec

The Keshet Experience – Week 14 »

The Keshet children all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were eager to share their experiences upon returning to school.

24 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving! »

The Keshet class would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!


20 Nov

The Keshet Experience – Week 12 »

The Keshet class had a week full of Thanksgiving, turkeys, Mayflowers, Pilgrims, Indians, and much more!!!!!We are all very excited for Thanksgiving and be prepared for a treat c

20 Nov

Be a store owner »

השנה, סיכום הלימוד על אחוזים בכיתה ז’ נעשה כפרוייקט מעשי ולא כמבחן. את הפרוייקט הגתה גב’ אדוארדס.

18 Nov

Sixth grade Teva Tuesday night and Wednesday »

Tuesday night at Teva, students were able to choose different “chuggim” (activities) and they all had a great time.

17 Nov

Sixth grade at Teva  »

Students are spending four days and three nights at that Isabella Freedman retreat center.

13 Nov

The Keshet experience – Week 11 »

Another wonderful week in the Keshet class!!! Last Friday we were at a wonderful Veteran’s Day program, led by Ms. Murray.

11 Nov

Ezra Academy Debate Club ⓒ »

Debate Club Blog
Jerome, Sam and Rabbi Amanda
November 2015
(When you click on the photographs, you will be able to see the whole picture, including everyone’s heads)!

06 Nov

The Keshet Experience- Week 10 »

We have some very exciting news!!!! We have come up with a fundraising idea for the IDF vest campaign.

31 Oct

Statistics in Algebra »

This year, the 7th and 8th grade students taking the second course of Algebra 1 are working together.  The current unit is one of basic statistics.

30 Oct

Babaganoush Learns Parashat Hashavuah »


Babaganoush has begun learning Parashat HaShavuah-the weekly Torah portion-in a new and innovative way this year.

30 Oct

The Keshet Experience – Week 9 »

A busy week, filled with learning, fun, special visits, and performances!!! Monday was so much fun with a special visit from Bubby (Morah Beth’s mom) and Ali Avi Nugget (

29 Oct

7th Grade – Glasses »

While working on our first chapter, we learned about three-dimensional figures, their surface area and their volume. The students were asked to solve problems involving measurements.

29 Oct

23 Oct

The Keshet Experience – Week 8 »

Another full week of school and we are finally able to establish a consistent routine! The children have been working so hard on their academics, as well as, their social interactions.

23 Oct

5th Grade Geometry »

This year, the fifth grade students started math in a different way.

23 Oct

Friendship in Ilanot (Student Blog) »

Friendships in Ilanot
By: Michael
In class today we started writing plays about problems between friends. We all were split up into groups. Most of us haven’t worked together before.

16 Oct

The Keshet Experience – Week 7 »

It is hard to believe it, but we have actually had a full week of school! By the time Thursday came around I think all of the children were in shock! We have had a wonderful we

09 Oct

The Keshet Experience Week 6 »

Well, this is the last short week for a while… phew!!!! While our short weeks have been full of information and fun we are looking forward to getting into a regular sch

07 Oct

Shemini Atzeret »

Last week we talked about the end of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret. During this holiday we say a special prayer asking for rain in Israel.

07 Oct

Ezra Fifth Graders Make Their Own Playground »

A playground is a place where students can have a break from school but what if a playground could be a place of learning? Students in Ms.

01 Oct

The Keshet Experience – Week 5 »

We have continued to fill our short week with lots of excitement and learning.

25 Sep

The Keshet Experience – Week 4 »

Another short week with lots going on! On Monday the children brought in tzedakah for Kapparot.

21 Sep

The Keshet Experience – week 3 »

Even though we have had a short week we have accomplished a great deal! This week’s Wacky Wednesday was very bright with all of the grades in a different color of the rain

18 Sep

Bond With Your Classmates »

Have you ever looked at the word chemistry? When you separate the syllables it spells “chem-­is-­try.

10 Sep

Introduction to Engineering- 2/3 »

The second and third graders are learning about the engineering design process. For the past few days they have been attempting to build a structure and make it as tall as possible.