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May 24, 2019

Kindergarten General Studies

Our days have been filled with very special events over the last two weeks. On Kesher Day we welcomed many grandparents and special friends and had the chance to mark on both maps and a graph the countries where they were all from. Then Kindergartners and their grown ups drew and colored the flags from those countries. What a beautiful display the flags created in color, design, and the diversity they represent. Undaunted by the rain, Kindergartners jumped right into the Rainy Day schedule and had great fun participating in a whole range of indoor games with their color teams...
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May 24, 2019

Math It has been a very busy and stressful few weeks for the 7th grade as they spent most of their time prepping for the ERBs. Lag Ba’Omer on Thursday was a great way to relax after the test and before getting back to learning math for the last few weeks of school. We’re going to focus on math concepts that are essential for the 8th grade such as Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Slopes of Linear Equations. Hang in there, 7th grade; summer is around the corner!   Hebrew J We had “who needs what” conversations between the children....
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Weeks 34 and 35: Monday, May 13th – Friday, May 24th.

Jewish Museum Field Trip Every year, 8th graders at Hannah Senesh collaborate with educators from the Jewish Museum to create an art project. In order to get inspiration for their art project, we traveled to the museum and looked at different pieces in its’ collection. This year, students are working on creating a memorial for something that is important to them or that they want to remember. After looking at a few pieces, students bought lunch at Russ & Daughters and played in Central Park.  Next week, students will finish their memorials with help from an art educator who will...
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5th Grade Week of 5/20

Another successful week in 5th Grade! Our students persevered through the ERB’s and did any amazing job! We also had so much fun with Lag B’omer! Please enjoy our updates below, and enjoy the holiday weekend! Humanities We had an abbreviated, but successful week in Humanities! We continued our study of Revolution is not a Dinner Party, exploring the linked themes of desperation and hope. In Social Studies, we edited our essays for the China Museum and took a pause to explore some aspects of China that we have not been able to study up until now, including the Silk Road...
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May 24 — Lag B’Omer and Kesher Day

General Studies with Hilary Dear Third Grade Families, Can you believe it’s already the end of May? Time is flying and, boy, are we having fun! Here are some  updates of our adventures these past two weeks: Writing Over the past two weeks, we focused on the process of writing a draft. We took the notes already written and, similar to our Lenape project, turned those words into our own to create a flowing narrative. Through discussion, we decided that each chapter can look different. One way some students are doing this is by including diagrams, such as of inventions...
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First Grade News

We read It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr and discussed all the different things that make us special. On Kesher Day, we created puzzles about ourselves; each piece represented something that makes us unique. In Writing, first graders published their poems and decorated them to display at our Siddur Ceremony. We also started writing “Who Am I?” poems. We continued reading Charlotte’s Web and learned about how spiders spin their webs. In Math, we began to learn about money. This week we learned the value of coins, and practiced counting money. When counting  a group of coins, we...
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Hello 4th Grade Families!

General Studies with Mike After several weeks of test preparation, students spent the early portion of the week completing this year’s ERB. Students expressed a variety of emotions before and during the exam – nervousness of the unknown, surprise at how simple some of the questions seemed, frustration at the more challenging questions, and relief when it was all over. Lag B’Omer came as a great celebration to the end of testing. While the rain kept us indoors for the bulk of the day, many students proclaimed this to be the most fun they’ve ever had at school! It was...
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6th Grade News: 5/13 – 5/24/19

GENERAL The 6th graders had a blast yesterday competing for the Yellow, Green, Red, and Blue teams during Lag B’Omer! Enjoy some photos of 6th graders showing their team spirit here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/D7ZpzufmiTBbqjit6 JUDAICS:  This week we finished our Toon Tastic projects and shared them with the class! Students took the text from Shemot where Bnai Yisrael crossed the Red Sea and turned it into their very own animated movies! They included the text that we use in tefillah, Mi Chamocha and Az Yashir. It was so fun to see the text come alive as they used this accessible technology. I...
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Lag Ba’Omer, Hebrew Letter Party, and Chumash Ceremony

Lag Baomer This year due to the rainy weather we had Lag Baomer indoors. We began our day with Tefila with our team color, lead by the older graders and learning catchy cheers for our team. We made team banners, played lots of collaborative games, ran relay races, and spent the sunny afternoon in the park. We even got to roast marshmallows over an open flame in the park since kids in Israel celebrate with bonfires. Second graders showed great sportsmanship throughout the day by congratulating other teams and encouraging each other.   Hebrew We finished learning the whole Hebrew...
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