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January Jewish Studies Post (2nd-6th grade)

2nd grade has concluded their main Torah story of the year of the story of Noah – and each student came away with a greater appreciation of just how difficult it must have been for Noah and his family to be on the ark for so long – after all, it wasn’t just the “40 days and 40 nights” story you think you know! We had a chance to talk about promises and patience,...

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All Roads Lead to Rome

In 7th grade humanities, we have just completed our unit on Ancient Greece. Students learned 75 greek roots for vocabulary, read Ulysses in graphic novel format,  and wrote and acted in a prequel to Hanukkah focusing on the legacy of Alexander the Great. As a teacher, my favorite part of the unit has been reading and editing the writing assignment where students wrote their own Greek myths....

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January Adventures in 4th Grade

Fourth graders have been presented with some really interesting math and science challenges, projects and labs this month! Right off the bat after Winter break, they were challenged to build a freestanding tower using only 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 yard of tape, 1 yard of string, 1 large marshmallow, scissors and a yard stick. Later during the month, they were tasked with designing a car...

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