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5th Grade Week of 6/3

What a year! We are happy to share our final 2018-2019 blog post with you for the 5th Grade! Please enjoy our class updates below, and have a wonderful summer! Humanities I am happy to share our final Humanities update with the 5th Grade community! First and foremost, I want to congratulate our students on their amazing work for the China Museum! Their hard work and creativity shone through beautifully on Tuesday, and I’m so proud of them. In addition, we are wrapping up our Revolution is Not a Dinner Party unit with students picking from a few creative writing options....
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5th Grade Week of 5/20

Another successful week in 5th Grade! Our students persevered through the ERB’s and did any amazing job! We also had so much fun with Lag B’omer! Please enjoy our updates below, and enjoy the holiday weekend! Humanities We had an abbreviated, but successful week in Humanities! We continued our study of Revolution is not a Dinner Party, exploring the linked themes of desperation and hope. In Social Studies, we edited our essays for the China Museum and took a pause to explore some aspects of China that we have not been able to study up until now, including the Silk Road...
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5th Grade Week of 5/6

Another successful week in 5th Grade! On top of our studies, we went to the Rubin Museum and explored some fascinating Himalayan Art. In addition, we celebrated Yom Haatzmut and Yom Hazikaron with activities, games, and guest speakers. We celebrated the State of Israel while remembering those who help preserve and protect it. Shabbat Shalom! Humanities In Humanities, we continued our unit on Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by diving deep into character motivations and taking on the personas of different characters to explore their points of view during important plot points. In Social Studies, we reflected on our trip...
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5th Grade Week of 4/15

Chag Sameach! Please enjoy our 5th grade class updates below, and have a wonderful Pesach! Humanities In Humanities these past couple of weeks, we have been studying our new class text, Revolution is not a Dinner Party, by Ying Chang Compestine. The students are enthralled with this young adult historical fiction book about post-revolution Communist China. Our main focus in the unit is on personal and historical connections, as our students continue to study the theme of identity in its many forms. In Social Studies, our students finished researching for the China Museum. They did a tremendous job, and will...
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5th Grade Week of 4/1

Another successful week in 5th grade! Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a restful weekend! Humanities In Humanities these past couple weeks, we have been wrapping up our study of Tuck Everlasting. We finished our essays on symbols, and concluded our unit by watching the film version of the text. In Social Studies, we’ve gone all in on our China Museum research, including examining sources from the web, books, magazines, and museums around the city and world. We look forward to the next stage of the project, which will be to write a 5-paragraph essay based on the...
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5th Grade Week of 3/18

Another fun week in 5th grade! We greatly enjoyed ourselves on Purim, which included playing fun games with buddies, joining Repair the World in creating gift bags for the less fortunate, and eating plenty of sweet treats! Please enjoy our class updates below, and have a good weekend! Humanities Another successful week in Humanities! In Reading, we are wrapping up Tuck Everlasting. Our studies this week included discussions about symbols, as well as the morality of various characters’ decisions. We wrote opinion pieces about these decisions, as well as expository pieces about symbols in the text. In Social Studies, we...
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5th Grade Week of 3/4

Another great week in 5th grade! We continue to push through the cold winter and have had a ton of fun! Our Adar celebrations continued with pajama week, and we’ll continue the fun train right on to Purim! Please enjoy our class updates below, and have a good weekend! Humanities In Humanities this week, we continued our study of Tuck Everlasting, including exploring figurative language and diving deep into how to be detail-oriented writers. We are continuing our Egypt unit in Social Studies, which this week included researching the Pharaohs and using research to write about significant rulers. Have a...
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5th Grade Week of 1/28

Another great week in 5th Grade! Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a fun and relaxing weekend. Humanities Students this week in Humanities finished their essays on Homeless Bird, which came out beautifully! We began our prereading work for Tuck Everlasting, which included learning about figurative language and symbols, as well as discussing and debating whether immortality is good or bad. Shabbat Shalom!-Tony Math Students began their Algebra unit this week, and began learning how to write and calculate expressions. Have a good weekend!-Katie Judaics Students have been working in new chevruta partners while studying Chumash. So far...
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5th Grade Week of 1/18

Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a relaxing and fun long weekend! Advisory:  1.This week in Advisory students talked about children’s responsibility towards social justice. http://facingtoday.facinghistory.org/digital-tools-to-explore-martin-luther-kings-legacy 2.This was the video that our lesson was based off of if you would like to view it. Please return your BAC permission slip via email if you have not done so yet. Humanities What a successful couple weeks in Humanities! We finished reading Homeless Bird, and have begun our essays on theme in the text. In Social Studies, we are studying Hinduism, and we are working on a Council of the Gods...
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5th Grade Week of 12/17 and 1/2

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful and fun break! We are happy to continue sharing updates with you from our classrooms. This week’s updates will include notes from the week before break as well. Have a good weekend! HUMANITIES Before break, our students did a tremendous job on their Celebration of Civilizations event! We are so proud of their hard work and dedication during this project. In addition, we continued our study of Homeless Bird, focusing particularly on theme and quote analysis. In Social Studies, we began our Ancient India unit. Shabbat Shalom!-Tony JUDAICS Students are now focusing on what...
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