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Hamsterdam- December 2017

Well,   December was quite the whirlwind in Hamsterdam! Most of our learning time was spent reviewing and preparing for Portfolio Day and VIP Day. The rest of the short month flew by, thanks to guest speakers and special Hanukkah activities. In Math, we finished Unit 3, which was all about Number Stories. This imaginative group of Hamsters sure loves making up their own stories for math! We...

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January Jewish Studies (5-8)

FIFTH Fifth Graders have been busy studying the story of Yosef (Joseph), and examining the “roller coaster” of his life. Students have been introduced to the idea of a character arc, and are excited to continue plotting Yosef’s life when some characters from an earlier chapter throw a plot twist (or is it…???) into our story. We’ve discussed food scarcity and what a...

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4th Grade Update!

Hello 4th grade families! Wow! My first two weeks at the AJA have been quite the whirlwind, but it’s getting me excited to spend the next couple of months teaching this wonderful group of students. Our first week back we spent some time getting to know each other. We talked about what students need to be successful and what their teachers can do to help them. To ring in 2018, the students came...

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