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2nd Grade Blog 5/25

Writing During Writer’s Workshop the kids wrote special I Am poems. They also drew  self portraits that shows their uniqueness to accompany the writing. We hope that you enjoyed reading them at the Chumash ceremony! Reading In reading our groups have been busy doing different activities. One group wrote and is performing a student written play based on Junie B. Jones. Another group is learning to summarize a text and put it into writing. Math In math class we wrapped up the unit on time and money. The students practiced solving some more sophisticated multi-step problems that used skills that...
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First Grade News

Hello Families, We have been very busy practicing and preparing for our Siddur ceremony the last few weeks! In math, we have learned the value of coins and practiced counting money. When counting a group of coins, we learned to sort, start with the biggest ones, trust them in different patterns, and make groups (of 5s, 10s, 100s, etc.). We learned the value of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters and practiced exchanging money using various combinations of coins. Our challenge next week will be to count a big bag of coins together by making a plan, being efficient, and checking...
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3rd blog – 5/12

Play, play, play! Students have been practicing for our end of year celebration and the New York play. We are working on learning our lines, following cues, and remembering song lyrics and dance moves. It’s coming together so nicely, we can’t wait to share it with all of you! In between practices, we completed our poetry study! Connecting poetry to our social studies unit, we examined the poem by Emma Lazarus that is on the Statue of Liberty. Students then wrote their own poem for new immigrants. After reviewing all the poems they wrote, students chose three poems to publish....
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May 12, 2023 — getting ready for our end-of-year celebrations

NOTE FOR MAY: Dear Families, Please make sure that your students are practicing every night for this performance. There are songs both in Hebrew AND in English. We want to make sure that the songs are memorized. As well, each student has a line that they are saying to introduce the songs. The English songs can be found on Hilary’s google classroom page. Thank you! Rimma, Heidi, and Hilary Math with Luis In math, we wrapped up unit conversions last week with a short quiz, and then began a mixed review of 3rd grade shape skills and vocabulary, such as...
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Kindergarten Blog 5/12

Dear Kindergarten Families, What an exciting week! We’ve been busy with rehearsals for our Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony next Friday 5/19 at 9 am, hosting our buddies for a Family Museum, and Yom Sport on Tuesday. This week in Hebrew and Judaics, we enjoyed a spectacular Lag B’Omer field day! The Kindergartners loved the relay races and games, and learned super fun cheers. It was definitely a day to remember. We continued preparing for our special Kabbalat Shabbat ceremony with our families. This ceremony will take place on Friday May 19th at 9am. Please dress your Kindergartner in a white top,...
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5/12 – Second Grade Blog

Writing We launched our spring poetry unit this week! The students are learning how to see through a poet’s lense while making observations about objects in their everyday lives. They are working both inside and outside of the classroom in order to notice all different types of things – pencils, flowers, and even objects like the gate around the yard! Reading The second graders are reviewing long vowel sounds and their spelling rules. They are compiling and sorting long a words as they can be spelled in a variety of ways including: vowel consonant vowel a-e, vowel team ai, ending...
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First Grade News

Hello Families, In the Hebrew classroom, we continue traveling through the state of Israel! We traveled all the way to the mountains of Jerusalem. We spoke and wrote sentences about what is so special about this city. As part of their stop in Jerusalem, each student made their own kotel (Western Wall) out of construction paper. They wrote notes, about their hopes and wishes, to put in their kotel. We look forward to sharing all their work with you at our Siddur Ceremony. We also spoke about Lag Ba’Omer. We learned that many years ago the Jewish people used bonfires to communicate with each other. We...
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Kindergarten Blog 5/5

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a fun week in Kindergarten! The children had a great time making kiddush cups at the pottery studio. Kindergartners sculpted their own kiddush cups using slabs of clay. They learned to attach clay embellishments to their cups using the “scratch and attach” technique, and then painted their cups with different colors of glaze. We can’t wait to see how our cups turned out! Over the next few weeks, our cups will be fired in the kiln at the pottery studio, and then Kindergartners will get to show you their finished product at our special Kabbalat...
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Saying Goodbye to Israel

We woke up at the crack of dawn fully packed and ready to leave our last hotel. After tefillah and breakfast we headed to kayak. This was one of our final exciting group activities. We split up into sections and got into the water. For about a half an hour we were laughing, working, competing, and getting splashed by freezing cold water. Most importantly, we did this together as one. Everyone raced to the finish line in the Jordan River. We rested and ate fresh pizza lunch out in the sun. Then we headed on a two and a half...
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AAAAH!

Today we woke up bright and early in the morning at 6:20. We then went to Tefila on the kibbutz that we’re staying at, and after that went to eat breakfast alongside a Christian Dutch tourist group. Following that, some of us befriended cats while others got ready to ride some bikes. After napping on the bus, we arrived at Hula Valley for some bike riding and bird watching! The staff at Hula Valley promptly informed us that due to rain there would be no bike riding. We overcame our initial disappointment once we learned that we would instead be...
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