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March 8, 2019

Weeks 24 and 25: Monday, February 25th – Friday, March 8th

Hebrew Dear parents, This week we are studying a unit on memories. The students have been practicing using descriptive sentences in the past tense. The unit will culminate with a project in which students will interview each other on a historic character they chose to represent. Have a nice weekend, Andreea Heritage להורים שלום, השבוע המשכנו לעבוד על זמן עתיד תוך תרגול פעלים במשפטים, במקביל התחלנו יחידה חדשה “על שפת האמת” הבוחנת את ההתנהגות האישית של אנשים לנוכח מצבים שדורשים מהם לקבל החלטות. בשבוע הבא נערוך מבחן מסכם שיכלול קריאת טקסט ושאלות נלוות, כמו כן הטיית פעלים בזמן עתיד. סוף...
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Dear Kindergarten Families,

We are so excited that Liz is returning on Monday! This week’s writing was letters welcoming her back and telling her about what we have been learning since she was gone. In math we continued our study of shapes, looking at the squares, triangles, rectangles, and circles that you can make when you trace the faces of cubes, rectangles, pyramids, and cylinders. Next week we will add hexagons to the shapes we are working with. In social studies we read another book about being an older sibling, as we have several children who are awaiting the birth of a new...
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5th Grade Week of 3/4

Another great week in 5th grade! We continue to push through the cold winter and have had a ton of fun! Our Adar celebrations continued with pajama week, and we’ll continue the fun train right on to Purim! Please enjoy our class updates below, and have a good weekend! Humanities In Humanities this week, we continued our study of Tuck Everlasting, including exploring figurative language and diving deep into how to be detail-oriented writers. We are continuing our Egypt unit in Social Studies, which this week included researching the Pharaohs and using research to write about significant rulers. Have a...
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100th day, Science,

Celebrating Rosh Chodesh with Pajama Day! We had a fun filled Pajama Day today! Kids loved seeing their friends and teachers in pajamas, as well as having their stuffed animals in school. We joined the rest of the school in singing “Mi shenichnas Adar Marbin B’simcha” (When Adar comes, we are happy!) during the school wide pajama parade. During Hebrew we listened to and read the words to the popular song about a Zebra and pajamas. We also made our stuffed animals speak to each other in Hebrew! 100th Day of School Right before break we celebrated the 100th day...
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March 8 — 15 miles on the Erie Canal

Music with Eyal Students have been learning a new song on the xylophone! 3rd Grade Music Hebrew with Ilana This week the third grade learned the song “Tamid Nishar Ani” – “Always Being Myself”. In the song there are adjective words and opposite words. The students practiced writing sentences, find the opposite word, and worked on comprehension of the song. Also they had conversation about themselves using the opposite feelings and then answering questions in writing. On Monday they will have quiz on the vocabulary. Here is the link for the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwSCm-bcVwQ Shabbat Shalom Judaic Studies with Aliza  This...
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First Grade News

We’ve started a new genre of writing: realistic fiction. We’re studying the story “Henry and Mudge” by Cynthia Rylant as an example of the genre. Each first grader is using their amazing pretending powers to think of a character and imagine adventures for that character. We also learned to add dialogue, feelings and action to our stories.   In phonics we’ve been learning about contractions. Using our detective skills, first grader noticed that when two words are squished together to make a contraction, the apostrophe usually takes the place of vowel. We also started learning about vowel teams- two vowels...
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March 8, 2019

Humanities In English/Language Arts, students read a variety of short stories and analyzed them for literary elements like plot and characterization. Students spent time freewriting in preparation for brainstorming and writing their own short stories next week! In social studies, students critically analyzed the History Channel documentary “The Dark Ages,” and then were tasked with created their own “trailer” for a section of chapter 17 (The Early Middle Ages). Some Greek/Latin roots to be on the look out for: Sic transit gloria mundi. Thus passes away the glory of this world – Thomas A Kempis Trans (across) Eo/Ire/Ivi/Itum (to go)...
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Hello Fourth Grade Families!

General Studies with Mike: Welcome back to class! In math class, we began our new unit on decimals. As there is a large emphasis on decimals within the second half of the curriculum, we will remain on this concept for the next few months. Early in the week, students were introduced to a new place value – the tenths place! And then later in the week, they learned the hundredths place! Students were excited to see how fractions and money connect to decimals. We continued our read aloud, Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin, discussing possible themes (life lessons) from...
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6th Grade News: 2/25 – 3/8/19

HUMANITIES  Last week, 6th graders had the opportunity to bring their learning to life when we visited the Brooklyn Museum. We explored art and artifacts related to ancient Egypt, including a real mummy, classic amulets, the “Book of the Dead” (or a “cheat sheet”/guide to the afterlife), sculptures of pharaohs, and more. The students used their ancient Egypt expertise to inform their analysis of the items in the exhibit; it was wonderful to see them teaching and learning from each other. –> Enjoy the photos from our field trip here:   https://photos.app.goo.gl/JcBaLuj7umX3Re166 Meanwhile, in ELA we are continuing to delve deep...
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