Does your child love to build, create and play? Join us for a morning of design and creative play at the Jewish Community Day School of RI. Activities and fun for 3 – 5 year olds with our wonderful teachers. A great way to learn about JCDSRI and enjoy a fun-filled morning too! All activities […]
Fifth grade students recently returned from their three-day Teva overnight. Teva is an annual fifth grade milestone experience that younger students eagerly anticipate. Teva is a Jewish experiential learning program that focuses on personal growth, community building and inspiring students to be Shomrei Adamah – guardians of the earth. Participants learned new skills, such as […]
Our buddy program has been a well-loved part of our school community for many years. Our youngest students in pre-k are paired with buddies in third grade. These friendships continue over the next few years as kindergarten students buddy with 4th grade and 1st and 5th grade students are partnered. In this configuration, 2nd grade […]
In pre-k and kindergarten, music class focuses on exploration and discovery. We begin learning about sound and how it is made using vibrations. We learn about and listen to several different kinds of instruments including ukulele, guitar, piano, keyboard, recorder, many types of percussion and more!
Join us for our Hanukkah Hoopla on Sunday, December 10 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. Our festive celebration is designed specifically for 3 – 5 year olds and will include hands-on activities and crafts, music, holiday treats and more! Activities are facilitated by our fabulous teachers. All are welcome!
Empathy is a very important mindset that we practice in our TikkunXDesign Lab. It helps us understand what problems or needs we are trying to remedy. In order to help us foster this important mindset, we welcomed some new classroom pets to our Design Lab: Madagascar hissing cockroaches. We first spent time observing our new […]
Kindergarten students are enjoying the crisp, sunny fall weather — working outdoors as scientists and making observations of nature. In order to train our young scientists, we first discussed HOW scientists observe things. That was followed by a discussion of what the word Observe means and the class came up with the definition: observe means to […]
Now, more than ever, our world seems divided and discourse is often hurtful and irresponsible. Within this climate, our school, and the timeless values we practice, are more essential than ever. In this week’s Torah portion, Vayera, Abraham models for us how to welcome guests and treat weary visitors. Our fourth grade students closely studied […]
What is TikkunXDesign? TikkunXDesign explores the interplay between Jewish values, the 21st Century skills of Design Thinking, and the subjects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). The concept of tikkun olam stems from the Jewish obligation that we engage in “repairing the world.” We know that despite the challenges before us, we have the resources, […]
Second grade students are beginning to explore the solar system in an exciting interdisciplinary unit spanning science, reading and writing, art, 21st century tech skills and even Judaic studies. In addition to learning about the objects, planets and structure of our solar system, each student will research a particular planet in greater depth. At the […]