Exploring the solar system

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 same time, the class will examine the Jewish calendar — a lunar calendar — and study the phases of the moon.

Students will show their learning by creating posters and 3-D representations of their planets. To celebrate their hard work, parents and the rest of the school will be invited to a culminating celestial showcase!