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Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 1:11:00 PM
Second Graders had their Landmarks Celebrations last week! As an interdisciplinary unit, this was a culmination of work they did in reading, writing, art, science, music, and computers! In reading, students researched their landmarks, reading nonfiction texts and taking careful notes to record the information they learned. For details, photos from each class's celebration, and the fun facts videos...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 12:08:00 PM
Twenty students and teachers were involved in another tremendous mitzvah – they donated their hair for Zichron Menachem to create wigs for children with cancer. HaKarat HaTov to Eli and the team at Eli's Hair Design salon at 243 East 84th Street, NY who donated all their time and services for this mitzvah. For pictures and more...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 11:24:00 AM
Please remember the summer reading assignments: Students entering grade 1- A Visitor for Bear by Bonnie Becker. ​Students entering grade 2- Mercy Watson to the Rescus by Kate DiCamillo. ​Students entering grade 3- Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. ​Students entering grade 4- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.
Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:42:00 PM
Lower School faculty successfully transformed the Upper School into a Lag Ba'Omer Wonderland with gaga, survivor dodgeball, soccer, relay races, and more. The weather didn't dampen the fun. For pictures...
Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:29:00 PM
Fourth and fifth graders took part in a wonderful program by the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute called Link Up. They joined close to 2,000 other students from around the tri-state area in a highly participatory concert, in which they sang with and enjoyed listening to The Orchestra of St. Lutes with different soloists, in one of the most famous concert halls in the world...
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:58:00 PM
This year's Friday Oneg has included many unique ways of connecting to each of our students at their own age and developmental level. Our newest addition has provided 4th graders with a chance to bring art, technology, and parasha into the same room. The Oneg team, including our Technology Teacher, Andy Greenspan, and our director extraordinaire, Morah Hadas, are guiding 4th graders in creating weekly Parasha videos, in which they are the stars! Each week, a topic in the parasha is imparted with a modern twist. Students practice their lines, choose their costumes and backgrounds, and then film their movie. This new addition has become a highlight of our Onegs and the audience loves seeing classmates up on the big screen while getting a new perspective on the parasha. For details and a sample video...
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:42:00 AM
4th grade students visited the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, which served as George Washington's headquarters during the 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights. They were fascinated to walk on the original floorboards that several of our very first presidents also stepped upon on over 200 years ago, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson...
Posted Monday, May 20, 2019 6:17:00 PM
The third grade classrooms have been transformed into close-knit writing communities where we have immersed ourselves in reading and writing poetry. The students have learned many different poetic devices such as similes, metaphors, alliteration, repetition, onomatopoeia, and personification. For details and great photos...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:10:00 PM
In the past few weeks, the first graders went on neighborhood walks! The students, accompanied by parents and teachers, walked up and down 85th Street exploring all the different places where people can purchase goods and services. They kept track of their observations using a checklist. The neighborhood walks are part of the students' year-end study of community workers. Students are already hard at work writing their nonfiction community worker magazines, which they will present to their parents in June...
Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:51:00 PM
Israel is always in our hearts and our students have been taking the KLEE challenge over the past few weeks. They have made creative and uniquely designed bowls that will be used to help support Israel's economy Buy, Display and Support...
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