The rest of the hemisphere may be hibernating, but here at Ichud, we’re just warming up!
Check out what’s been brewing ➡
At the Special Education Providers Expo this month, Ichud was proud to be the sponsor of the Coffee Lounge.
Our motto for this event, “Nurturing Children, Nourishing Minds Since 1999,” was emblazoned across the scrumptious buffet, highlighting the way our program stands up to the plate, again and again.
Stands up and stands out.
Ichud’s one-of-a-kind semi-inclusion model has been the envy of Brooklyn’s special education community for decades now, and the Expo was an opportunity for our educators to provide much-appreciated direction to new schools in the field.
(Besides, anything that involves lots of fooding and schmoozing is a no-brainer for us.)
~TRIP TO THE COURTHOUSE~
I’m a huge believer in giving our students the best of experiential learning.
Lucky for our students, this includes fun and educational field trips.
In one of our most fascinating school trips, our students were personally invited to meet the Honorable Judge Ruchie Freier at her bench in the Brooklyn Courthouse.
Judge Freier made history as Brooklyn’s first Chassidic female civil court judge and the girls were delighted to observe her in session, hear her riveting story, and enjoy a tour of her chambers.
Not only did the bench trial supplement the U.S. government course curriculum beautifully, and give our girls a whole new dimension in understanding law and justice, it was an incredible privilege to meet with a frum woman who serves as an ambassador of justice.
But the real reason I work months to secure this visit?
I’d like to hope that when our girls struggle with their own trials, they’ll recall this petite, bewigged judge, who despite the nudniks and naysayers, triumphed to the finish line and became a paragon of perseverance for women and girls the world over.
~KNITTING CLASS IN THE SPOTLIGHT~
Knitting ain’t for little ol’ grannies anymore.
Especially when you have an awesome teacher like Mrs. Mimi Srulowitz heading the show.
Observing Mrs. Srulowitz artfully leading calm, productive knitting sessions is a powerful lesson in respecting our students where they’re at.
A fountain of patience and positivity, she gives each girl that special feeling, “You can and you count!” Each girl enjoys over-the-shoulder instruction at her own pace, at her own skill level. Talk about differentiating instruction!
The girls were thrilled to interview Mrs. Srulowitz for this month’s Feature Teacher column. They did such a fantastic job — makes me jealous I haven’t taken up knitting yet!
Thanks for wrapping up a wonderful November with me.