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2021-2022 School Year

Day 14: Rafting, Chocolate Making, and a Party!

Today we woke up early and made our way to a biking program and took an hour-long ride with a view of Mount Hermon, before taking the bus towards a river rafting program, where we got to raft down a river that intersected with the Jordan river, and ended with a small waterfall. After that, we made our way to the Galita chocolate factory where we got to make our own chocolate bars! We ended the day with a party on a rental boat on the Kinneret, with lots of screaming and dancing. From, Clea and Alina

3rd Grade: 5/6

As we approach the end of the year, we take stock of what skills our students have gained and how they’ve progressed throughout the year. For the next few weeks, students will have the chance to demonstrate these skills independently. In writing, we are doing a brief unit on poetry. We examine a specific style and then create our own poems based on that style. So far we’ve written one in the style of William Carlos Williams, a poem showing personification, an acrostic, a poem using our five senses, a poem about ourselves using similes, and a poem about things...
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First Grade News

Hello Families, This week we celebrated the incredible nonfiction writing our first graders shared at their publishing party! We read to our buddies and they wrote a compliment about our book. Then we read, chit-chatted, had a toast, and a sweet treat! We are now ready to move on to opinion writing! In reading, we have been getting to know our characters better. We are noticing who characters are and what they do, say, like, and dislike. We also pay attention to the main character’s relationships with other characters.  Are they friends, siblings, neighbors,  enemies, etc? This helps us to...
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Hi families–good news! We received our worms on Tuesday. These worms are currently feasting on oranges, bananas, and watermelon donated by your generous 2nd graders, in their newly constructed habitats. Ask your second grader how we created their homes? Here are some fun facts about worms: – An earthworm can grow only so long. A well-fed adult will depend on what kind of worm it is, how many segments it has, how old it is and how well fed it is. An Lumbricus terrestris will be from 90-300 millimeters long. -A worm has no arms, legs or eyes. -There are...
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May 6th – Back from Spring Break

Math with Justin 4th Graders are continuing to study geometry after finishing their unit on angles and lines. Now they have begun to tackle types of triangles, quadrilaterals, and their different properties. The students have been playing a ‘Guess Who’ game with different quadrilaterals where they use their geometric knowledge and vocabulary to figure out which trapezoid, rectangle, square, parallelogram, rhombus, or kite is the secret shape on Desmos. You can play too! Humanities with Hilary Dear 4th Grade Families, I refuse to listen to everyone around me, who says how little time we have until the end of the year....
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Day 11: Exploring the North

Today, we went to the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. While we were there, we read about Israeli inventions and played a VR game. Then we drove to eat lunch and see Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi’s grave. Then, we went on a hike to look at the Kineret. It was very beautiful to see it from so high up on a mountain! We drove to our new hotel and prepared for our last Shabbat together in Israel. From Clara and Naomi  

Day 9: Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha’atzmaut

This has been a very mixed emotional day for us because we had to quickly transition from Yom HaZikaron to Yom HaAtzmaut. In the beginning of the day we met up with our twinning school in Hod haSharon and we watched a tekes (assembly) with them for Yom HaZikaron and had lunch. It was amazing how quickly we bonded with the Israeli kids. Lots of us exchanged contact info and we hope we’ll stay in touch.  We had a very detailed demonstration on how to make our falafel from their principal! Then we went to ANU, Israel’s museum of the...
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Day 8: Onwards to Tel Aviv!

Today we woke up in Jerusalem at 6:45 and ate breakfast. We got on the bus and went to pray at Har Hadar, a mountain at the edge of Jerusalem with a monument on it.  Then we went to hear Jessica (not our teacher) speak about her experiences about being Muslim and how it compares to other religions. After that, we went to shuk hacarmel where we were given 50 shekel to get lunch and other things. After the shuk, we made our way to a playground across the shuk to bond and meet up. After being at the playground...
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