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November 14, 2019

Week of November 11

General Studies with Dawn It was great to have the chance to meet with so many of you to share with each other how fourth grade is going so far. I look forward to more conversations in the future. We are busy this week with two major projects, publishing the Realistic Fiction Stories and creating posters and games about the explorers. Students are beginning the revision process of their stories.  One step of the process was reading the story to a classmate and seeing if the classmate could identify the problem in the story and how it got solved. In...
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November 14, 2019

Advisory On Friday, November 1st, students had their second trip to Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School. They read the book The Good Egg and lead students through a few comprehension activities.   Israel 7 with Phyllis and Ilana NB Israel class is getting exciting as the students received their character profiles last week!  Each student was assigned a profile that included gender, country of origin, birth date and a date of aliyah.  The dates of aliyah correspond to the waves of aliyah from European and Arab countries post-WWII and the establishment of the state of Israel.  Students started this year long project...
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6th Grade News: 11/4 – 11/15/19

6th Grade Advisory:  In advisory this week and last, we’ve engaged with several important topics: Stress at school, how to communicate with a team, and how to respond to tricky social situations. To address some high levels of homework anxiety, Mike Noll and I (6th grade advisors) invited students to share time-management strategies with their classmates. We also discussed the importance of prioritizing, asking students: How do you know which assignment to work on first? Second? Last? Etc. It would be helpful if you continued discussing time-management strategies with your children at home! We’re lucky that in a few weeks,...
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On our way through November in the 8th grade!

Humanities In ELA class, students have been working so hard on writing and revising their first literary analysis essays of the year. They have been so impressive to read, and I am truly impressed with how deeply students are willing to dive into interpretation. Additionally, have begun reading Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Please make sure that your child is reading at home every night! In Social Studies, the students have exploring life in Colonial North America, especially examining primary source documents from the Plymouth Plantation, including the foundational American speech “City Upon a Hill.” Science Science continues to explore molecules...
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November 15 — Our First Trip

Judaic Studies with Ariana We are so proud of the 3rd grade students for their moving performances during the Hannah Senesh Tekes. All the childrens’ Venn Diagrams written for the occasion are  currently on display outside our classroom. It’s simply moving to see how much in common the students have with our inspiring namesake. We are so excited to share that we have started learning Chumash! We are learning “Lech Lecha” (Genesis 12:1). This story describes how Abraham and his wife Sarah follow God’s call to journey to the land of Canaan. We tried as a group to better understand...
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Kindergarten Newsletter

Hello Families, It was a pleasure getting to meet with you this past week! Enjoy the pics from this week! Liz and Talia showing off our expert letter crowns! We are using flair pens in writing workshop which helps us with our thought flow! We are using the our new snap words to label our pictures We are adding “the” and “a” to our classroom labels (the whiteboards) Practicing our hello song Searching for snap words in books with partners Dear Kindergarten parents הורים יקרים, It was wonderful to meet all of you on Monday and Thursday at Parent Teacher...
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