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June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022 — the Last Blog Post of 4th Grade!

Judaics with Shira Last week we went on our first field trip since the pandemic started! It was so exciting to leave the building, take a subway together as a class, and to visit a new place that many students had never been to before. We visited the beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery, a national, historic landmark in the Sunset Park neighborhood. The visit started with a discussion with our Green-Wood educator about what students think and feel about visiting a historic cemetery. Students shared a range of opinions and emotions. Next, we boarded a trolley and caboose for a ride through...
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Farewell Second Grade

Congratulations to our second graders on finishing the school year! It was a bittersweet last few weeks of school and we soaked up our joyful time together before summer break. The students reflected on their growth academically, socially and emotionally since the school year started. It’s hard to believe that that was ten months ago! As cliche as it sounds, time does fly when you are having fun.   The kids spent thoughtful time looking back at work and sharing how they have changed as readers, writers, scientists, mathematicians, artists – the list goes on and on! They revisited their...
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First Grade News – Happy Summer!

Hello Families, Our 1st graders (now 2nd graders!) spent the last couple of weeks celebrating all of their hard work! We enjoyed having our Shuk “Israeli marketplace” where kids bought many types of fruits and vegetables from their friends for different amounts of shekalim. They really enjoyed making change! In Social Studies we revisited maps. We have explored a wide variety of maps and practiced how to follow cardinal directions to locate symbols and places. We also planned and created maps of our own! Then, we studied different types of communities, observed our school neighborhood, interviewed some community helpers, and discussed the...
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June 15: A Farewell to Fifth

Humanities  We ended the year by finishing Seedfolks and creating projects around the book. Every student wrote an additional chapter of the book where they created a new character and shared how that character came to the garden, what they planted, how they contributed to the community, and what struggle they faced. They also created various projects such as drawing a new cover, researching one of the countries mentioned in the book, drawing the garden, or writing a sequel chapter to one of the characters in the book. Our final social studies project was a talk show where the guests...
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