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 […]
Our kindergarten students are buddies with 4th graders and are doing a very special project this year. Along with playing, exploring and learning with our buddies, we are also joining the “Compassion Games” with them! The compassion games are a way to spread love and kindness through small, simple acts of compassion, or join a […]
The beginning of 4th grade was dedicated to goal setting, exploring a growth mindset, and learning how to work together as community within our classroom. Our very first order of action was to establish our “4th Grade Agreements,” a list of classroom expectations created entirely by our students. We discussed what is important within our […]
Here is our song list for Zimriyah 2017! Next to each song title is which grades will be singing it. We’ll be using these recordings to practice for the performance on May 25th!
Howdy and Bon Jour, January has been busy! We are so excited because we just finished our read aloud: Matilda! Yeeeee! It was an awesome book. It was crazy when we found out that (spoiler alert) Ms. Honey’s aunt was the revolting gumboil Headmistress Trunchbull. We are excited because next week we get to write […]
Children have completed their 3-d design unit and have created a variety of structures and figures. To earn the privilege of using glue and tape, kids first had to show they could build things using different attachment strategies. Even after glue and tape were given to them, students continued to build small creatures and plants […]
Since returning from Winter break, students in grades 3-5 have begun learning all about Ukulele. We began with the basics of care and tuning, and now we’ve even got a couple chords under our belts! Look out for more to come from these fantastic young musicians!
This year, the Design Lab has a small corner carved out with bean bags and pillows. It has become affectionately know as the “Recharging Station” and is meant to be used for students to relax for a few short minutes during their busy days to unwind and recharge. The citizens of Thirdgradia noticed that the […]
Hello! This is what we’ve been doing for the past few weeks: Let’s start with science. We took wires and a battery and a light bulb and tried to make the light light up. We also tried to make a long string of lights and make all of them light up. We unplugged one of the […]
When I was in elementary school, homework was mostly photocopied dittos. These “skill and drill” worksheets were tedious, boring, and were easily completed on the bus ride to school. In my opinion, the classroom is the place where practicing skills is most beneficial, where the teacher can provide targeted instruction, and the community can provide […]