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October 7, 2022

First Grade News

Hello families, This week in Hebrew, we learned the letter samech and we added lots of new words to our word wall like sira (boat), sus (horse), sulam(ladder), sal (basket), and sefer (book). We also went over all of the letters that we have learned so far and realized how much we have learned in such a short amount of time! The first graders were so excited to be able to read and write so many words. In Yahadut, we learned about the holiday of Sukkot. We spoke about the four species and how they are similar in shape to parts of the...
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October 7, 2022 — Shana Tova everyone!

Humanities with Hilary Dear 4th Grade families, We hope you are having a wonderful time celebrating the Jewish festivities this fall. There’s so much happening with Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot AND Simchat Torah! A reminder that next Thursday night is the Sukkah Sleepover for 4th Grade (a tradition that is returning to us!), and on Friday Morning the students will be leading an activity with you inside the Sukkah at 8:30am (a great time to pick up their sleepover gear 😉) We had our first official SEL (Social Emotional Learning) class this past Monday. We reviewed what “bullying behavior” can...
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10/7/22   Hello Second Grade families! We hope you had a meaningful and restful Yom Kippur. We’ve had a shortened week but we’ve still gotten busy with our learning of new content across the subjects.   Reading: In reading we have been building our reading stamina each day! Our readers are reading more and stretching their reading muscles. We have been slowly building up our minutes and are up to at least 20 minutes a day!   Writing: Second grade writers have been adding seed ideas to their ever growing lists. They have been learning how to stretch one small...
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October in the 8th Grade

Humanities This month in ELA, students are hard at work on their personal essays. They have studied model texts from expert professional writers as well as student writers, and they are now putting their learning to practice in their own stories. A reminder that students can use these essays in their applications to private schools. They follow the ISAAGNY prompts exactly! In Social Studies, students are learning about the geography, agriculture, and economy of the antebellum United States. As part of this, we learned about the history of cotton and indigo in the New World, a commodity that was fostered...
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K Blog 10/7

Dear Kindergarten Families, We hope all who observe had a meaningful Yom Kippur. Kindergarten welcomed in October as well as the Hebrew year 5783! Many students shared in Morning Meeting how they had observed the holiday.  This week in Kindergarten, students learned the letter E, completing our Frog-Jump letters (F, E, D, P, B, R, N, M), as well as learning what sound it makes. We also practiced making  8’s, the trickiest Kindergarten number! And then it was on to 9! We continued our shared reading of Mrs. Wishy Washy and shared with a partner what the information book we...
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