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September 26, 2019

Shana tova from the 8th grade class!

Shanah tovah umetukah from the 8th grade class! We have had a wonderful two weeks together since you last heard from us.   English and Social Studies Students have been beginning the school year building on their knowledge of literary elements, the building blocks for strong literary analysis. We have been making our way through stories of Gothic Literature and have been excavating them for plot, setting, and symbolism. In Social Studies, students have been exploring the worlds of pre-Columbian indigenous cultures while simultaneously working on note-taking and self-organizing skills. Students have a test coming up on Friday, October 4,...
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September 26, 2019

Advisory In advisory this week, students met their buddies and read a story as a group, The Empty Pot. Great fun was had! On Friday, October 4th, students will be reading the same book to the kindergarten and first grade classes of Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School as part of their Guest Reader Friday program. Literacy is an essential component to the year-long Social Action Project.                                   Hebrew  One group learned the topic of “How does music influence us?” The students read different research, learned...
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Shana Tovah from Second Grade!

Second graders have been busy preparing for the Rosh Hashannah holiday, and continuing to build this amazing second grade community! Today they helped cut apples to eat with honey at a special Rosh Hashannah Kabbalat Shabbat. We concluded the celebration by sharing our wishes for the new year ahead. Ask your child what they wished for the class. It has been a great start to the year, and we wish all the second grade families a Shana Tovah. Your child should have a Rosh Hashannah card for a family member in their bag that went home yesterday or will go...
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September 27 — Shana Tova!

Judaic studies with Ariana In the past weeks we have been learning all about the Rosh HaShana Simanim. We learned the traditional foods that Sephardim and Ashkenazim eat in Rosh HaShana. We also learned what foods are common to both groups. We have been learning about the Shofar sounds(Tekia, Shvarim, Truah, Tekia Gedola) as well as the blessing we recite prior to listening to the Shofar. The children are truly excited to welcome the Jewish new year! Every day more third grade students bring Shofarot to our class. We especially enjoy sharing the stories behind each Shofar. Lastly, we read...
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Our Week in 5th Grade! 9-27-19

What an amazing few weeks of learning and community growth! Read on to find out what your fifth graders have been up to in each class: Important Dates: NO SCHOOL: Rosh Hashana- September 30- October 1                         Yom Kippur- October 8-9                         Sukkot- October 14-15                         Simchat Torah/Shemini Atzeret- October 21-22    Advisory Inspired by last week’s Climate Strike, advisory this week focused on learning more about the...
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Fourth Grade, September 27,2019

General Studies Things have been bustling in the General Studies Room over the last two weeks.  Students are getting to know each other, the routines of the classroom, and the expectations of life in the Fourth Grade In Writer’s Workshop we are learning about Realistic Fiction, stories that are grounded in reality but that did not actually happen.  We have talked about the characters in stories and the fact that they have both external traits, such as being short, that can be seen and internal traits,  such as determination, that cannot be seen. Both traits will be important in a...
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