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Happy Hanukkah Hannah Senesh!!

Greetings Senesh Community, Please follow below to join our winter academic journey with our inquisitive second-grade scholars as our year comes to a close and our new year approaches.  Always, we are excited to share our latest developments in all content areas. General Studies – Jacob Around this time each year, as reading skills strengthen and solidify, a remarkable transformation takes place. Seven-year-olds who have been working tirelessly over the years to learn to read are now ready for the enjoyment and satisfaction of reading to learn! This statement couldn’t be more true for our second-graders at Hannah Senesh. For...
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Third Grade 12/11

Community Building As we came back from Thanksgiving, we shared how excited we were to be back in school. We wanted to do hands-on activities, ones that we can enjoy most in the building together. After watching some Bob Ross painting videos, we felt inspired. We used watercolors and discussed Bob Ross’s techniques, his philosophy on how there are never any mistakes in art, and practiced noticing the details in our friends’ painting work. It felt great to be creative, and have new colorful artwork to put on our classroom walls! Social studies, Reading, Writing We have been hard at...
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Kindergarten Blog 12/11/20

Dear Families, This week was a little different, as we transitioned back from online learning to in person learning. Students and teachers alike were very happy to see each other in person, and eager to discuss the learning and games that happened online. Students are hard at work preparing for our program on Monday. Kindergarteners finished writing their stories, practiced reading them, and were video taped. In science, we have been practicing a dance about planting seeds that you will see on Monday (it also shows off some of our yoga poses!). In Hebrew/Judaics, kids learned about Hanukkah, and how...
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6th Grade News 12/11/20

Advisory We are grateful that in recent weeks, our advisory time has given us the opportunity to participate in community service. As you may know, our school is holding a PPE drive in order to collect much-needed safety and cleaning supplies for the Brooklyn Landmark School. Last week, 6th graders created multi-media advertisements for the younger students encouraging them to donate supplies. We were excited to take on a leadership role this week, too, as several 6th graders stood downstairs in the lobby during morning drop-off to collect items for the drive and spread the word to parents. During other...
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December 10, 2020

HUMANITIES 7th grade is finishing out the semester in a strong way. The students finished our unit on slavery by analyzing primary and secondary sources and responding thoughtfully to the documents. Students continue working hard on their analytical Animal Farm essays as well as their independent reading projects. The students have earned a break–which they will hopefully spend with a good new book! Sammy HEBREW Dear Parents, Over the last few weeks, we have been really settling into our learning routine. Our Accelerated group has been learning how to present their rooms, how to describe their schedule using exact times....
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Happy Hanukkah from the 8th Grade!

Happy Hanukkah! Humanities Students are finishing their Crucible projects and looking forward to their showcase with parents and family on Tuesday, December 15 at 1PM. Join us on zoom for this wonderful display of the students’ performances or creative projects tied to their reading of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. In our study, students have explored dynamic and static characters and tracked their development over the course of the play. Additionally, on Tuesday, students had their second meeting with Jewish elders from around America. Students connected with their elder partners via zoom and shared their experiences of Hanukkah and growing up Jewish....
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First Grade News

Hello Families, In Hebrew, we learned the letter dalet. We added new words to our word wall like: delet (door), devora (bee), dov (bear), devek (glue) and dag (fish). The first graders were so proud to write full sentences in Hebrew for the first time using the action words kana (to buy for boy), kanta (to buy for a girl), raah (to see for a boy) and raatah (to see for a girl). We continued to practice our reading with all the letters that we have learned so far. In Yahadut, we continued working on our siddurim and learned a new prayer from the amida called hael hakadosh, which we thank God...
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Third Grade 11/20

Social Studies, Reading, Writing We have been mixing together all of our subjects in ELA these past 2 weeks! Third graders have been reading non fiction articles about the Lenape, listening to videos and taking notes, as well as writing these notes into paragraphs. We learned a new word- plagiarizing, and why we need to make bibliographies and cite our sources. We came up with different scenarios for other pods to read, and for them to decide if the scenario involves plagiarizing or not plagiarizing. As we delve into complex research skills, the third graders are rising to the challenge...
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Humanities In Social Studies, students are finishing our unit on Indigenous perspective of European colonization of America. Students have read primary and secondary sources on the topic and written thoughtful responses about the effects of colonization on Native North America. Additionally, we wrapped up our election unit as students analyzed the election results. In ELA, we have just begun our unit on The Crucible. Students are looking forward to planning the showcase for parents in December! Joseph Science Science last month had started its exploration of molecules, chemical bonds, and chemical reactions. They used interactive software to understand the differences...
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November 12, 2020

HUMANITIES Recently, 7th graders have been learning about the first contact between European and Indigenous peoples, and analyzing and debating the consequences of the integration of cultures through the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. We will start looking at the origins of American slavery next week. In Language Arts, we just finished reading George Orwell’s allegorical novel Animal Farm. Next, students will begin writing analytical essays, which will strive to expose a larger significance to Orwell’s work. Students have been highly engaged in the Presidential Election, have a growing understanding of how our democracy works, and will be better equipped to...
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