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Second Grade Autumn Spotlight

Happy Autumn Senesh Community!  Please read on to learn about what our second grade scholars have been creating this month in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Hebrew & Judaic Studies, Math, Science and Social Emotional Learning. General Studies – Jacob   The second-grade writers have been hard at work crafting their personal narratives, stretching out each moment, and writing with rich descriptive detail. This week we completed our first draft or “sloppy copy,” and each pod feels proud of their accomplishments. Next week, we will begin revising our writing and working to make our good writing great! In coordination with...
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Third Grade 10/9

Break Time on 1st Place! Third graders enjoyed break time on the newly closed first place! We enjoyed reading, snacking, looking at trees, taking up more space, and running and building obstacle courses outside. Ask your third grader what their favorite break activity is! Celebrating Simchat Torah! We celebrated Simchat Torah along with the rest of the school today. Eighth graders brought the torah around the school for students to see and music played from the speaker. Two of the third grade pods had outdoor time during the celebration and got to dance outside! In Yahadut class we took an...
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Kindergarten Blog 10/9/20

Dear Kindergarten Families, This week, kindergarteners became botanists! We are beginning our study of the plant life cycle. Students examined a red bell pepper, studied the seeds with magnifying glasses, and shared what they noticed with their classmates. Students also explored our math workbooks, and practiced writing numbers “the kindergarten way.” Each Pod has also created rules for their community! Students discussed what rules they thought a classroom should have, and worked together to decide on wording, and what ideas were most important. Kindergartners continued doing a shared reading of Mrs. Wishy Washy and brought home their own copies to share with their...
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October 8, 2020

HUMANITIES Right now, 7th graders are working diligently on their creative project in response to the summer reading of The Outsiders. Students are working on either an illustrated timeline of scenes from the book or creative first-person narratives from the perspective of imagined characters who witnessed scenes from the book. Their creativity is flowing! In Social Studies, students’ knowledge of the geography and spelling of all fifty U.S. states has improved impressively, which will help them as we study our country’s history throughout the year. We continue having weekly lessons on topics related to the upcoming election including how to have civil...
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What’s Happening in 5th: 10/6/20

Humanities:  During our ELA classes, we have begun reading Home of the Brave as a mentor text for our first unit- analyzing themes. So far we have set reading goals for the year and talked extensively about the goal of writing about our reading. When we write about our reading, we are paying close attention to the characters, plot, setting, and repeating objects. We develop ideas about the book and then look for evidence to support our ideas. The goal is not just to speed through a book but rather to think deeply about it and gain insight as we read....
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Kindergarten blog 9/25/20

Dear Kindergarten Families, What a wonderful two weeks in kindergarten!  In Judaics, our students learned about Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. We are also learning the days of the week, weather, and colors in Hebrew! Kindergartens explored scissors, glue, and more learning how to care for our classroom materials. We are beginning to make friends with numbers, learning math games to play by ourselves and with the whole class. Students began learning about the calendar, and how to find the day of the week. We are also beginning handwriting, learning how to make letters “the Kindergarten way.”  Students met Mabel...
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Third Grade 9/25

Community Building With the full weeks of school we have been doing a lot of community building activities. Third graders have played “Would you Rather?” games to learn more about what they have in common. We have read books about perseverance and taking chances even when we are worried we may fail. We shared instances where we needed to persevere to achieve a goal, like riding a bike or practicing academic skills. We also discussed what we will need to persevere through this year, like wearing masks, staying a safe distance, and learning new things through Zoom or in person....
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First Week of Third Grade!

Community Building It has been an exciting week of reuniting with friends and teachers, learning new routines, and exploring some of the changes in the building. We welcomed a new student, and introduced ourselves to new teachers as well. We are thrilled to have our community expand with new and kind people! To start our day third graders played games to learn more about each other, delved into books about friendship, and shared their feelings about being back in school. We talked about how we love having our own desks, and started receiving more materials to add to them and...
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First Grade News

Hello Families, It has been very exciting to see our first-grade friends in person during the whirlwind of the first couple days of school. We are eager to gush over how responsible, safe, and generally amazing your children have been these past couple of days.  It is evident you prepared them for many of our new procedures and how to keep themselves and others safe and healthy. Thank you! Once everyone became a bit more settled in our new routines, students have jumped into building their pod communities.  We have learned some new greetings and games to play in the...
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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Dear Kindergarten Families, Welcome to Kindergarten! We are so happy to meet the students and begin our year together. Our pods had a wonderful time at orientation! Check out these pictures from Thursday and Friday! Also, please see important notices below, including about allergies. IMPORTANT Kindergartenteam2020@hannahsenesh.org It is very important to use this email address/send messages to all three teachers. Thank you! Reminders: First full day for Kindergarten is  9/14/20 We go outside twice a day in all weather. Please dress your student for the day’s weather, including sneakers or boots!  Pack a lunch AND a snack that your student can...
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