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September 27, 2018

Kindergarten Hebrew Studies

Dear Kindergarten parents הורים יקרים, It was great to have you all in our Sukkah Breakfast yesterday! This was a very busy week in Kindergarten as we learned a lot about Sukkot and Simchat Torah. The students made a long paper chain and some Israeli style cut out decorations (known as snowflakes) to decorate our sukkah. In addition, we learned the Bracha for the Lulav, used a real hammer and nail, built a Sukkah from blocks, worked on a Sukkah puzzle, discussed the weather, used classroom vocabulary, met our fourth grade buddies, built a candy Sukkah with the eighth graders...
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First Grade News

Our first month of school is off to a busy start! First graders have been working on reading, writing, math and more!   In Reading, first graders chose their “home” spot in our classroom. Each first grader has his or her own cozy spot in our classroom where he or she can curl up with a book during independent reading times. We also talked about how “just right” books are different for everyone and as we learn more about reading, the books that are “just right” for us will change. We also introduced the reading app “Raz Kids” this week....
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fifth grade week of 9\24

Humanities  In Humanities, we are continuing writing our personal narratives, studying Wonder, and exploring our new History Alive! history curriculum. Students are learning the basic skills that come with being a Middle School humanities student, and are identifying their strengths and areas of improvement as they begin to start more challenging work. Our NYC Challenge experience was incredible, and truly bonded us as a community! Have a good weekend! Judaics-Please see Laura’s separate post about the NYC Challenge! Math Fifth grade math students have been working hard at the last pages of our first unit. This week, we’ve been focusing...
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September 28: Getting into the School Groove!

Math  The 7th Grade has been working hard learning different techniques for finding the greatest common factor (GCF) and least common multiple (LCM) for groups of numbers. They also learned about what makes a number a perfect square or perfect cube and how to find square roots and cube roots of numbers by utilizing factorization. They will be studying hard and spending class time reviewing for their upcoming test on Friday, October 5th. Good luck, 7th grade! Humanities  In English/Language Arts, students are onto week 3 of the vocabulary journey! Please continue to look for Greek and Latin roots in...
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