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December 11 — Miracle of Lights

Humanities with Hilary Dear Fourth Grade Families, Can you believe it’s almost 2021? This year is speeding by so quickly! We have our fall publishing party on Thursday, December 17 where this grade will be showing off what they have learned in Hebrew, Judaic Studies, humanities, art and music. They are such rock stars! 🤩 4A — 11:00-11:45 4B — 1:00-1:45 4C — 10:00-10:45 Now let’s find out what the kiddos have been learning these past few weeks! In reading, we are almost done with our book club books. Students have been focusing a lot on the skill of figuring...
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November 20, 2020 — Chilly Weather Reminder

** REMINDER ** As it is getting colder, it is important for students to bring in their jackets, mittens/gloves, and/or hats EVERY. DAY. It is easier to bring it with you and either unzip it or take it off during outside time, than it is to be outside shaking and shivering from the cold. Please support your student by reminding them to wear it when they come to school. As well … the windows are open every day, so cold air does blow in ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Judaics Studies with Phyllis This past Monday was Sigd, the holiday of Beta Israel or Ethiopian...
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November 6, 2020 — History in the Making

Math with Justin Fourth graders have been working hard on their multiplication and division skills. As students work to master multi-digit multiplication, and long division with remainders, they also have started to learn about factors and multiples. Understanding of factors and multiples will not only deepen our students understanding of multiplication of division but it will also help inform our future work on fractions. Looking forward, our learners will be taking what they have learned and start applying it to real world problems including multiple steps and bar models for visualization. If you’re child is looking for a fun way to practice...
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October 23, 2020 — “… From the 13 Original Colonies ….”

General Studies with Hilary Dear 4th Grade Families, I want to start with an important reminder: We will close earlier beginning Friday, Nov. 6 until Friday, Jan 29 Kindergarten-1st grade – school ends at 1:45 pm 2nd-8th grade – school ends at 1:30 pm  As well, please remember that Early Voting starts THIS Saturday, October 24! If you are able to vote in this election, talk with your 4th Grade about your voting plan. You can use this site to find your voting location (https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/) 😊 Okay — to academics: Your kids are just amazing! I cannot believe what we...
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October 9, 2020 — The [Jewish] Holiday Season

Hebrew with Rimma We reviewed vocabulary related to the school: subjects of study and schedule, location and the name of different rooms such as lab,  library, gym, art room. We also learned phrases that they may need in daily interactions with other students in school such as “how many times a week we have a PE class, how long is the break etc. Students wrote a short essay about their school that can be a presentation to someone who never was in the school. Students described their friend physically and what they like to do with their friend. They illustrated the depicted...
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September 26 — Our First Full Week!

Judaic Studies with Phyllis Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who joined us for our Rosh HaShannah presentation last Thursday.  The students were so excited to share their personal reflections about Teshuvah (repentance), Tefila (prayer) and Tzedakah (righteous action).  We began our week by learning about the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Ask your child what important life lessons we can learn from this inspirational woman.  In tefila this week we learned about the special prayers for the 10 days of repentance between Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur, heard a moving rendition of Avinu Malkenu that has gone...
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Welcome Back 2020!

Dear Fourth Grade Families, We hope you had a wonderful summer! Welcome to an exciting year of learning in FOURTH GRADE! This first week was like a whirlwind … which MIGHT be due to when Labor Day landed and adding in orientation days. This year, the fourth grade team includes both new and returning teachers. Humanities teacher, Hilary Davis, Hebrew teacher Rimma Berenshtein, Hebrew teacher Tomer Yaney, and Science teacher Sammi Butwin are excited to continue with these amazing kids, working together to create our fourth grade community. New to the team is Phyllis Sussman, who will be teaching 4th...
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March 5

General Studies with Dawn Fourth Graders have been busy and very engaged with the Revolutionary War, decimals, and our service project at the Brooklyn Autism Center. Read on to learn more! Once again writing and social studies are integrated as each student is writing a report about the Revolutionary War. Each report has four sections. The first section is an overview of the war, the second section is about an important person or event in the war or leading up to the war, the third section zooms in on an aspect of that person or event, and the last section...
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February 6

General Studies with Dawn We are deep into our study of the American Revolution.  After learning as a whole group about the Stamp Act and The Boston Tea Party, students researched other events leading up to the war and taught their classmates about them.  This included The Intolerable Acts, The Boston Massacre, The Townshend Acts, and the Battles at Lexington and Concord. Students have a good understanding of the frustrations that led up to the war and especially “Taxation without Representation.” After an overview of the war, students will choose a topic about the war and write an informational book.So...
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January 23

Judaic Studies with Ariana  Fourth grade has been learning about Ancient Israel. We created a 3D time line that describes events from the Biblical Times of Abraham to the Assyrian and Babylonian invasions. We read historical sources and engaged in conversations about the different kings that reigned in Israel. We will continue to cover the stories more in depth through this year. We continue learning Chumash breaking down the pesukim determining which character is speaking each time, highlighting verbs and places too. In Tefillah, we have been working on Birkot ha Torah. Everyone is doing an amazing job! We are...
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