Olympic gymnast speaks candidly at Senesh School By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle A willingness to work hard and a belief in one’s abilities to overcome obstacles are important keys to success, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman told an audience during a candid discussion at a Carroll Gardens private school. Raisman, a two-time Olympian, was the guest speaker at a recent event at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School, at 342 Smith St., where she was interviewed by journalist Virginia Heffernan about her life, her storied gymnastics career and her Jewish faith. Read the rest here.
In preparation for our Hannah Senesh Tekes next week, first graders learned about the life of Hannah Senesh. In the general studies classroom, they learned about Hannah Senesh as a writer. We know a lot about her life because of the diary entries she kept. First graders listened to some of her diary entries and then wrote diary entries of their own. As part of our study of our neighborhood, first graders will soon be interviewing community helpers to learn more about their jobs. This week we practiced our interview skills by interviewing each other. First graders practiced... Read More