Sample Daily Schedule: (subject to change)
Regular Week Day
8 AM Teacher Arrival and Leadership Team Meeting
Arrival of students, hang up bags, settle in to room with music, greet teachers welcome and chat
8:30 School Day Begins
Whole-school welcome, agreements, celebrations, and a fun, team-building game
8:40 Personal Development and Inspiration followed by Davening Focus of the Day and tzedekah
9 AM Davening
9:25 Integrated Learning*
Snack – student chooses the time
10:55 Integrated Learning*
12 PM Lunch & Play
12:50 Transition (pack away and come inside)
1:10 PM Integrated Learning*
2:20 Integrated Learning*
3:10 Snack and Transition
3:15 Enrichment Activity
3:30 Pack bags, tidy room, closing
3:45 Advanced Group- Mincha / Standard Group-Skill-Building
4 PM Pick-up
4:15 Pick-up Closes
Friday / Erev Yom Tov
(only afternoon schedule is different)
1 PM Creative learning through Mivtzoyim**
2:50 Pack bags, tidy room, closing
3 PM Pick-up
3:15 Pick-up Closes
* Integrated Learning is 20-minute increments of learning that consist of teacher-led activities, 1-on-1 learning, group work, peer-to-peer lessons, and independent learning. The 20-minute blocks will include but are not limited to: Chumash, Kriya, Ksiva, Gemorah, Novi, Parsha, Yomim Tovim, Halacha, Maths, Accounting, English, Reading, Computer Skills, History, Science, Geography, Sports, Personal Development, Cleaning, Personal Hygiene, Organizational Techniques, Healthy Eating and Lifestyle, Mental and Emotional Health, Gardening, Farming, Art, Music, Sewing, Overcoming Challenges, and much more.
** Mivtzoyim is a weekly field trip that integrates Community Service with Acts of Goodness and Kindness, Communication Skills, Leadership, and Teamwork, in addition to real life application of the “book knowledge” they are gaining during their weekly studies.
Day in the Life
A day at Menachem Mendel Academy is filled with joy from start to finish!
When students arrive they are welcomed with a big smile. After hanging up their bags they make their way to Morning Meeting. As they enter the room, music is playing and teachers come to say good morning and chat. The morning meeting begins with a full school team-building game. The students then have a quick lesson targeting a personal development idea of the day.
They then break off into davening teams. Each davening group is made up of students of different ages depending on their stage and ability.
At 9:20 students make their way to their classrooms and begin their Integrated Learning lessons. Integrated Learning is 20-minute increments of learning that consist of teacher led activities, 1-on-1 learning, group work, peer-to-peer lessons, and independent learning. The 20-minute blocks will include lessons that combine or focus on free-standing topics. These topics include, but are not limited to: Chumash, Kriya, Ksiva, Gemorah, Novi, Parsha, Yomim Tovim, Halacha, Math, Accounting, English, Reading, History, Science, Geography, Sports, Personal Development, Creating and Marketing an Invention, Cleaning, Organizational Techniques, Healthy Eating and Lifestyle, Mental Health, Gardening, Farming, Art, Music, How to Sew, Overcoming Challenges, Typing Skills, Technology, and much more.
After a fun run for Recess, Integrated Learning continues until Lunch.
Lunch time is filled with nourishing foods. Students work together to set the tables, eat together, bentch, and clean up. They then have free play.
After lunch there is another block of Integrated Learning, Recess, and Integrated Learning.
Students then enjoy an Enrichment Lesson. Each day will have a different topic. Enrichment includes, but is not limited to, lessons in the areas of Creative Arts, Music, and Life Skills. Lessons will include: How to Change a Tire, Laundry, Personal Hygiene, Painting, Pottery, Mosaic, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Drama, and much more.
Students will then meet up with their davening teams. Before davening, they will have a few minutes to check in with eachother and see how the day has gone since they were together in the morning. Everyone will then daven or have a davening skills lesson.
Finally, everyone will make their way to the pick up area and after a high five or a handshake, walk to their ride home. It’s no wonder why our students love school!