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May 20, 2022

HUMANITIES 7th grade has been very active as we head into ERB week. We have been practicing reading comprehension, analogy, and vocabulary test-taking while continuing our other course work. Students are finishing reading The Diary of Anne Frank and their study of the Holocaust along with it; their final assessment is to create an illustrated timeline of several events from 1918-1939 including a written portion about who could have made different choices surrounding the event and what lessons we can learn. The past two weeks we have also been studying the play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play with...
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First Grade News

Dear Families, In Hebrew, we learned the letters kuf and alef as well as the vowel which makes the “Ee” sound. Then we practiced our reading, and we were able to read and write lots of word with the letters that we have learned so far. We added new words to our word wall like; Keshet(rainbow), kobiya (a cube), arnav (rabbit), ananas (pineapple), agas (pear) and aron (closet). In Tefilah, we started learning the Amidah. The Amidah has 19 parts, and we are going to learn all of them. Our first graders are up to the challenge! During this prayer we need to stand, by standing we show respect (kavod) to God. This...
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September 17, 2021

HUMANITIES It has been wonderful meeting the seventh graders during this truncated first week! In ELA, we’ve started discussing their summer reading, The Outsiders as well as their other chosen books and introduced some of the reading expectations for this school year–by Monday, everyone should be bringing a book to school every day! On the social studies side, we are starting to develop historian’s skills by tackling questions like: -What is truth? -What is the difference between objective and subjective truth? -How do we incorporate different types of evidence, including primary and secondary evidence, in order to develop informed opinions? I’m...
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Picture yourself in 2nd Grade 9/17/21

This week in General Studies we had a great time getting to know one another and reacquainted with old friends. Each morning we engaged in a morning meeting where we greeted our classmates, took part in an activity, talked about our daily schedule, and reviewed the calendar. We also talked about what it means to be in second grade and artfully created self portraits! As part of our social emotional learning curriculum, we discussed what it means to take care of ourselves, others, our community/environment and what this looks like in school. These three values help keep our classroom a...
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First Grade Blog

Hello Families, We are so excited to begin first grade! This week, we learned about classroom routines and spent time meeting our new friends.  Students thought about what they want to accomplish in first grade, and then the class created their Hopes and Dreams for the year, In Hebrew/Judaics, we learned about the importance of Yom Kippur, and are beginning to learn about Sukkot. We are so excited to see you next week in the sukkah! A couple of reminders as we begin the year: Please be on time to school! Our day starts right away at 8:25 when students...
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Third Grade 6/11

Math Third Graders finished the year learning about points, lines, angles, vertices, and different types of shapes, including open plane figures and closed plane figures. Our students also learned the different properties of five different types of quadrilaterals such as rectangles, squares, rhombuses, parallelograms, and trapezoids. We also finished up the year reviewing important concepts from earlier in the year such as adding and subtracting fractions, multi-digit subtraction with regrouping, and multi-digit multiplication. It’s been a wonderful year for our third grade mathematicians. I’m very proud of their growth and work. Have a great summer; we will miss you!

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...
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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...
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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...
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June 7, 2021

HUMANITIES The students did a great job arguing their cases in the trial of Romeo and Juliet. Thank you to those of you who joined to bear witness to the trial; I hope you enjoyed seeing the product of the 7th graders’ hard work and preparation. We are finishing the year by studying the Bill of Rights and answering some final questions about Romeo and Juliet, such as: -Is Romeo and Juliet’s relationship an example of true love? –Does Romeo and Juliet belong in 7th grade? Should Sammy teach it again? –In Shakespeare’s time, should parents have taken their children to see this...
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