Chandler Jewish Preschool & Kindergarten is very excited to introduce the pilot program for our day school! We are now enrolling students for our first grade classroom. Continue reading to learn more about our first step towards a full Jewish day school program here in Chandler, Arizona.
What is Tamim Academy?
A network of K-8 Jewish day schools partnering with Chabad Houses around the country
Anticipated to join Tamim network next school year. We will be using their curricula and determining if this is a good fit for our school and community. It integrates well with the playful, exploratory Reggio Emilia approach used at CJP, while adding rigorous academics
Tamim Model: learner-centered education, whole-child approach, integrated secular and Jewish curriculum, immersive Hebrew language
What it is: Academic learning that is personalized to each child
What it looks like: Mixed age classes, flexible groupings, students know exactly what they are learning and why it matters, whole group experiences vs. small group/individual lessons
Why it matters: Children take responsibility for their learning, teachers are aware of precisely what skills to target for each child and can design personalized lessons. Everyone learns more!
What it is: Education that values each child’s social-emotional and spiritual growth equally with academic growth
What it looks like: Focus on each child’s growth as a person– how to be a friend, how to handle frustration, how to express emotions. Class meetings and activities, teacher modeling, children learning to reflect on their own feelings and actions.
Why it matters: This is how we help children grow into people with a strong sense of self and authentic kindness to others
Integrated Secular and Jewish Curriculum
What it is: Most subjects–Yahadut, science, social studies, art, etc. are combined in multidisciplinary units
What it looks like: (Example) a unit exploring the parsha of Breishit, scientific study of biomes around the world, artists who use natural mediums
Why it matters: This type of holistic learning solidifies and deepens understanding (used by many highly regarded curriculums, e.g. International Baccalaureate and International Primary Curriculum). Incorporating Jewish learning helps build their self-conception as Jews. Yahadut is not a separate subject but permeates all subjects.
Immersive Hebrew Language
What it is: Modern Hebrew is directly taught, and also integrated throughout the day
What it looks like: Classroom time for Kriah and Ivrit, while also incorporating immersive Hebrew into other times of day, such as recess, science lessons, etc. Eventually, students will spend at least 3 hours a day in an immersive Hebrew environment
Why it matters: Fluency in Modern Hebrew is vital to building connection to Jewish identity, the culture of Israel, and skills in Classical Hebrew
Kindergarten/First Grade Curriculum Elements
Ivrit/Kriah: Specialized programs developed by Tamim Academies
Yahadut: Parsha, Chagim, Tefila, Yediot Klaliot, Mitzvot, Shabbat, רוּחָנִיוּת, chavruta learning
Science/Social Studies: Interdisciplinary units based on Next Generation Science Standards and AltSchool Social Studies Standards
English Language Arts: Read Write Inc., a phonics mastery based program
Math: Think! Math, a Singapore Math program
For more information about our Day School Pilot Program, schedule a tour or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready to get the enrollment process started? Download the registration form here.