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April 18, 2019

Week 30 and 31: Monday, April 8th – Thursday, April 18th

Hebrew:  Dear parents, The last few days were spent in enthusiastically preparing to be able to lead conversations on the Israel trip and on preparing performances in Hebrew for the Middle School Eurovision contest. The students learned two songs in Hebrew. They put a lot of effort into learning their lines, making up a choreography, a short movie (in Hebrew) and had a lot of fun performing in Hebrew. I was very proud of them! I wish you all a Happy Passover with your families and look forward to meeting your children at Ben Gurion airport! Andreea Heritage:  להורים שלום, השבוע...
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6th Grade News: 4/8 – 4/18/19

HUMANITIES  This week in Social Studies, we learned about the Minoan people of Crete in ancient Greece by “traveling back in time” to their palace. We examined the frescoes — or paintings on wet plaster —  that were uncovered on their palace walls, and we made inferences about Minoan culture based on these designs. Read more about the beautiful Minoan frescoes here. We then transitioned to a few hundred years later and visited the ancient Greek agora, or outdoor marketplace. Students learned that the agora was not only a great place to buy and sell goods; it was also a...
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Library Field Trip and Celebrating Pesach

Chag Pesach Sameach! We’ve spent the past few weeks preparing for Passover. Students read the story in Hebrew and made personal haggadot and seder plates. Our class seder was a culmination of all the learning we’ve been doing, as students were able to put items on their own seder plate and lead a class seder together. Chag Sameach to all the second grade families!   Students hand out seder plate items while other students tell them where on plate to place them. Our seder plates are ready! Go serving crew! Phoenix leads the order of the seder Ronnie and Eleanor...
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5th Grade Week of 4/15

Chag Sameach! Please enjoy our 5th grade class updates below, and have a wonderful Pesach! Humanities In Humanities these past couple of weeks, we have been studying our new class text, Revolution is not a Dinner Party, by Ying Chang Compestine. The students are enthralled with this young adult historical fiction book about post-revolution Communist China. Our main focus in the unit is on personal and historical connections, as our students continue to study the theme of identity in its many forms. In Social Studies, our students finished researching for the China Museum. They did a tremendous job, and will...
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April 18, 2019

Science Science has been exploring the greenhouse effect and global warming these past few weeks. We watched a documentary about how global warming and how it changes the biomes we studied. Then we conducted an experiment to discovery how the greenhouse effect works. Students were outside with two thermometers, one inside a glass jar and one outside. They measured the temperature once a minute for 15 minutes. Then they wrote an official lab report in order to present their results. When we return from Passover break, we will start our last unit, the exploration of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources....
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Kindergarten General Studies

Kindergartners were very busy with projects this week.  In social studies we have been representing the block that Hannah Senesh sits on in three different media after out trip outside to document what we see.  Some children are working on murals, some on paper collages, and some with building blocks. The goal is to represent the block accurately.  For example, not all the buildings are the same height, some show an address or name, and they all have different items out front. Children also learned about some of the fixtures on the sidewalk that help the city function such as bike racks,...
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Hello 4th Grade Families

General Studies with Mike This week in math class, we wrapped up our math unit on angles. Students learned how to draw and measure angles of specific sizes using protractors. They also learned the difference between acute, obtuse, and right angles. When we return from Spring Break, we will begin a new math unit on parallel and perpendicular lines. This is another quick unit that will mostly focus on vocabulary. Students are well into their next round of book clubs, all set during the Civil War. Students are also enjoying our read aloud, “Number the Stars,” by Lois Lowry. We...
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April 18, 2019 – A Trip Through Time

General Studies with Hilary Dear Third Grade Families, What an experience we had, this past Wednesday, traveling back to the mid-1600s! Last Tuesday, the Third Grade went on a field trip to The Wyckoff House Museum, in Brooklyn. It is the oldest standing house in New York City, built in 1652. During this year, Petrus Stuyvesant was Director of New Amsterdam, but Dutch and European Jews had not yet arrived in the New World. Before Stuyvesant, the people of New Amsterdam had already seen six Directors come and go, and they were working hard to prosper as a colony. By...
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