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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, March 01, 1987, Image 5

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Page 5-THE NEWS-March, 1987 Hebrew Academy News Enrollmeiit Activities Are In *^Full Swing** for *87-*88 By Ruth Goldberg and Phyllis Schultz The N.C. Hebrew Academy held two “open school” gatherings for prospective parents of 1987-88 kinder garten and first grade. After touring the classrooms and seeing the children’s work on display, the pgirents heard presentations by each of the teachers who described her philosophy of education, her goals for the children, as well as the curricula she taught. Berta Straz, Administrator, gave an overview of the secular and Judaic programs offered at the Hebrew Acad emy kindergarten through sixth grade. Then she intro duced the teachers. Lynne Tarleton Lynn Tarleton’s many years of elementary teaching ex- perience make her a valuable asset of the Academy’s teaching staff. She has cons cientiously ap plied her post- graduate training in reading educa- Tarleton tion to her teaching of the Academy’s kindergarten and first grade students, helping them to experience the pride of authorship of their own works. Mrs. Tarleton is respected by her colleagues throughout the area for her expertise: she has conducted in-service training semincirs for the Cheirlotte- Mecklenburg Public Schools. Of her own educational philosophy, Mrs. Tarleton states, “1 believe that children should be active participants in their own learning and that the teacher should be a facilitator in the child’s learn ing. 1 strive to implement — in a risk-free environment — a program for young children that provides many oppor tunities for choices with responsibility and matches the developmental stages of the child. I try to assure that my program encourages the use of problem-solving skills and creative expression in art, movement and dramatics. In addition to focusing on all four language processes (listening, speaking, reading and writ ing), the program also utiUzes manipulative objects and allows ample time for play, a vital activity for the young child. I am committed to find ing ways to help each child develop a positive self-image.” Helen Bronson Helen Bronson brings to the Hebrew Academy the benefit of many years of elementary teaching ex perience in the Miami, Flor ida public schools. As the mother of | six children, she also brings a high- Bronson ly developed sense of how to approach the needs of the in dividual child. Of her own ap proach to education, Mrs. Bronson states, “Education is a nurturing profession. As did Froebel, I believe that the teacher should strive to be a model for the student. Mutual respect and concern for others should pervade the at mosphere of the classroom. The dignity of the student should be such that a child feels comfortable in his rela tionships with his teacher and peers. As I begin each day, I remind myself that ‘a good teacher should give children a lifelong love of learning.’” Berta Straz Berta Straz provides the younger Academy students with their in-i itial contact in! an academic setting with the Hebrew language and with Judaic studies. Her students learn to read and write Hebrew and to engage in simple con versations. They learn the historic background and the traditions of Jewish holiday observance, as well as ex periencing the joy of celebrat ing these events through dance, drama and song. Bible stories also come alive through her creative use of the arts and her encouragement of her students’ self-expression. Mrs. Straz states, “I at tempt to teach the basic religious principles in a very relaxed and positive learning environment. Judaism has so much spirit to offer; I believe that the concepts stay edive with the children. The most important goal of all is to help the children start to under stand what their Jewish iden tity is all about.” Ziva London The Academy is most for tunate to have had Ziva Lon don on the fa culty for the past six years. A native speaker of Hebrew, she not only pro vides an ex cellent conver sational He brew program for the upper grades, but she also gives the students ein ex tensive background in Torah, MAMM TRAl/ELS €> FOR ALL YOUR TRAVEL NEEDS ^ BUSINESS OR VACATION... ONE PHONE CALL DOES IT ALL 600 MATTHEWS-MINT HILL RD. SUITE 136 - MATTHEWS. NC 28106 TELEPHONE 704/847-1542 201 S. COLLEGE STREET 2010 CHARLOTTE PLAZA TELEPHONE 704/333-1511 FREE DELIVERY ^aosE A DIVISION OF MANN TRAVELS WE REPRESENT ALL THE CRUISE LINES 2010 CHARLOTTE PLAZA, 201 S. COLLEGE STREET CHARLOTTE, N.C. 28244 TELEPHONE (704) 372 0646 history and the works of the prophets and scholars. Her ap proach to teaching Judaic thought is to relate Jewish ethics to events in the daily lives of her students, so that they may use the teachings of the fathers to create a framework for their own deci sion making. Mrs. London also teaches her students the academic skill of researching the literature on a subject to arrive at an answer to a pro blem. By the sixth grade, Academy students can read and understand Torah passages and prayers in Hebrew, as well as conduct grammatically correct basic conversations in modern dialect. Following the teachers’ presentations, a question period took place. Parents of current and former students, as weU gdumna, Kim Schrader, shared some positive ex periences about the education and personal growth one gains at the Hebrew Academy. Of particular interest was the fact that former students make a smooth transition from the Academy to the l£u*ger schools in the community. For further information, please call Berta Straz, 366-5007, or Ruth Goldberg, Recruitment Chair, 366-8903. Other members of the recruit ment committee who can help are: Marlene Fuerstman, San dra Levine, Roberta Malick- son £ind Amalia Warshenbrot. Please pick up your Passover orders at Shalom Park’s Loading Dock Sun., March 29 — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon., March 30 thru Fri., April 3 — 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Tues., March 31 & Thurs. April 2 — 7-9 p.m. Thank you for your patronage RENEE STEINER/REALTOR Merrill Lynch Realty Office — 364-1580 Home — 366*8044 ''seryicing clients in the most professional way possible’* BRING BACK OLD MEMORIES! MATTHEWS OFFICE (704) 847-1542 WE COPY OLD PHOTOGRAPHS COLOR OR BLACK AND WHITE Share your heritage with your children and relatives. Sa^ old photos before they fade away and are lost forever. NO WORRIES OF LOST PHOTX)S! All work is done on premise at our in- house lab. We give quality results and quick turnaround. 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