(718) 858-8663

2020-2021 School Year

K Blog 12/17

Dear Kindergarten Families,   This week, we learned a new song, This Little Light of Mine, started a brand-new unit in Science, and (perhaps the most exciting activity this week) labeled the classroom!     In Phonics there was great excitement as we worked to label all the various parts of the classroom.  With a partner students listened for the beginning, middle and ending sounds of things like the pencils, erasers, dinosaurs, shelves, tape, desks, and much much more.  They then recorded the letters on an index card and taped the cards around the room.    In Social Studies we had...
Read More

What’s Happening in 5th- Final Edition!

Humanities  We did it! This year we’ve read novels, written essays, traveled through ancient civilizations, and kept up with current events. In these final weeks, the 5th graders wrote a biography about a famous woman in history, finished reading Seedfolks, and wrote themselves into the book by creating an additional chapter with their own story. In Social Studies, they created board games traveling through the duat, the Egyptian afterlife. To finish up the year, we played each other’s games and watched Wonder. I am endlessly proud of the resilience and work put in by each of the 5th graders this...
Read More

Friday, June 11 — the last day 😭

Math with Justin Fourth Graders finished the year learning about customary and metric measurement. Our students learned the different units for measuring weight, length, volume, and temperature. We also learned about some of the different prefixes from the metric system (micro-, milli-, centi-, kilo-, mega-, etc) and how they are used with different base units. We also finished up the year reviewing important concepts from earlier in the year such as multiplying fractions, multi-digit multiplication and division, and strategies for solving word problems. It’s been a wonderful year for our fourth grade mathematicians. I’m very proud of their growth and work....
Read More

First Grade Newsletter

Hello Families, Our 1st graders (now 2nd graders!) had a last week full of celebration and culmination of their hard work! In Social Studies we took all we learned about communities and mapping and build locations to create our 3D Neighborhood.  In Hebrew we shopped for fruit and other treats.  In Math we learned more about money.  In ELA we explored our portfolios from K and 1st and reflected on what we were proud of.  Then we had a popcorn party to view our commercials! Check out our commercials here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yqFqp1J23YoSLbz87cvUXw4SxjtwQv5K/view?usp=sharing *This video is very quiet.  The video audio should...
Read More

Kindergarten Blog 6/10/21

Dear Families, We made it to the end of the year! Thank you all for being our partners in the Kindergarten journey! Enjoy these pictures from our last few school days! Shabbat Shalom, and Have a Great Summer! Dawn, Anat, Talia, and Atalya   Music with Heidi Kindergarteners ended off their musical year with a review of their skills – they performed their Music Rules rap to tempos and dynamics of their choosing, sung Bonnie the Beautiful Butterfly, played their shakers, created rhythms with their rhythm sticks, created a thunderstorm with their body movements and danced with their scarves to...
Read More

Sigh … the end to 8th grade at Senesh!

Math It’s the last week of school and the 8th graders are graduating this week. How exciting! They have worked hard this school year learning Algebra I and preparing for high school. 8th grade, whether you are taking advanced Algebra I or Geometry next year, I wish you the best in high school and I hope what you’ve learned helps next year. Congratulations, graduates! I hope you can visit next year!   Humanities 8th graders have finished their year strong by writing and rewriting their graduation speeches. I was really touched by the way they expressed themselves and reflected on their...
Read More

6th Grade News: End of Year Edition!

Humanities:  Wow – what a crazy, back-and-forth, challenging, surprising, exciting, and fun year it’s been! I’ve been so impressed with the 6th graders’ resilience and positive attitude these past several months while adjusting to new routines, tiresome protocols, and ever-changing schedules. Being around their joyful energy inspired me to stay positive and persevere during this long-lasting pandemic, and for that I am truly grateful. We closed out the semester in Humanities with a multi-media group project that required students to imagine and create their own medieval manor (country village). In small teams, students researched the daily lives and customs of...
Read More

Friday, June 4 2021 — an amazing publishing party!

Hebrew with Rimma It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of the year. In our Hebrew class we are wrapping up our unit about Music. Students developed their vocabulary on this topic and practiced their speaking, listening and writing skills. They learned how to change the direct to indirect speech by using reporting verbs like ‘say’, ‘tell’, and the word ‘that’ to introduce the reported words. Students learned declensions of the prepositions and practiced these rules in speaking and writing. We read a few fables that deliver important lessons and morals and how it’s relevant...
Read More

First Grade News

Hello Families, In Hebrew, we started preparing for our shuk (the Israeli market). We learned how to say in Hebrew the names  of lots of fruits and vegetables that we are going to buy and sell in our shuk. We spoke about the money that’s been used in Israel called shekel and next week we will make our own first grade money. We also made beautiful wallets. In Social Studies we have 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...
Read More

Kindergarten Blog 5/28/21

Dear Families, In Math, we have started learning about coins! So far, we have covered pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Students are beginning to learn about their values, how to add them together, and how we can use money to buy things. We also discussed how most countries have their own money, and had the chance to look at coins and bills from other places around the world, including Canada, Chile,  China, Europe, and Israel. Students also saw and compared some interesting US currency, including a 2 dollar bill, two different five dollar bills, and a variety of dollar coins....
Read More
1 2 3 10