Grades 6 & 7 - Vancouver Talmud Torah

Grades 6 & 7

Taught in a “rotary” model (students move from classroom to classroom to become accustomed to the experience at high school and to hone time management and organizational skills), students remain with their core general studies teacher for both years. Additionally, they have specialist instructors for each subject (8-10 in a given year). This allows all faculty to deepen their understanding of their students’ learning styles (cognitive and social-emotional) and to support their students in taking responsibility for their own learning. Judaics curricula in these years heavily emphasize Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) programming, which culminates in the Mitzvah of Valuing Philanthropy program in Grade 7. These two years also coincide with the students’ coming of Jewish age with their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. They are provided with experiences to help them understand what this means, and the privileges and responsibilities they have as Jews and as global citizens.

Grade 6

Grade Teacher Subject Room Blog/Wiki
Grade 6A Kim Fisher Homeroom  257
Grade 6B  Ryan Gluckman Homeroom  276
Grade 6C  Shoshi Burton Homeroom  282
Grade 6  Ryan Gluckman Humanities  276
Grade 6  Kim Fisher Math/Science  280
Grade 6  Shoshi Burton Hebrew  282
Grade 6  Rabbi Marc Kasten Judaics  275
Grade 6  Jenn Shecter Tikkun Olam  276/280
Grade 6  Meghan Davey & Shannon McDonald  Learning Support
Grade 6  Tamsin Morrell French  256/257/281
Grade 6 Colette Leisen Art  208
Grade 6 Keri Smith Drama  207
Grade 6 Keri Smith Music  207
Grade 6 Gerrald Lotzkar & Danica Burpee Health & Phys Ed Gym

Grade 7

Grade Teacher Subject Room Blog/Wiki
Grade 7A Meghan Davey Homeroom  281
Grade 7B  Shannon McDonald Homeroom  277
Grade 7  Meghan Davey Humanities  281
Grade 7  Shannon McDonald Math/Science  277
Grade 7  Shoshi Burton Hebrew  282
Grade 7  Rabbi David Bluman Judaics  275
Grade 7  Meghan Davey French
Grade 7  Meghan Davey & Shoshi Burton Tikkun Olam  281
Grade 7 Colette Leisen Art  208
Grade 7 Keri Smith Drama  207
Grade 7 Keri Smith Music  207
Grade 7 Sylvester Noel & Danica Burpee Health & Phys Ed Gym
Grade 7 Ashley Maronik, Josh Leonard Learning Support Gym