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Posted Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 5:07:00 PM
Tossing virtual dice on iPads, third graders played "Race to Zero," a math game designed to build addition and subtraction skills. Students competed by rolling a three-digit number, subtracting from a starting point of 5,000, until someone reached zero first.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 5:55:00 PM
Second-grade students enjoyed personal reading time this week "up on the roof," reaffirming studies that show creating in-school opportunities for children to independently read books is an important way to cultivate frequent readers who love reading.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 5:45:00 PM
After reading a story about the loneliness of a new "Tal-Am" classmate as he acclimates to a new home, our third graders were each challenged to design and create a model depicting their own rooms at home using materials of their choosing and craft a descriptive written paragraph.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 5:19:00 PM
As our third graders participated in the President of the Roof vote, they learned a valuable lesson in the differences between unanimous and split decision outcomes. In Gilboa, students cast their unanimous votes in support of Ramsy the Ram, explaining that he represented an important need to use the space as a place to relax and expend their energy. In Galil there was a split decision as some students voted in support of Echo the Owl to use the roof for environmental purposes.....
Posted Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM
First Graders continue to build their Hebrew vocabulary using nature's nearby classroom – Central Park. Accompanied by their teachers, students each adopted a tree, making sure to identify each component – roots, leaves, branches, and more – in Hebrew.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 5:43:00 PM
Adopted 119 years ago, the New York State flag expresses values of liberty and justice through a shield, a bald eagle, and a world globe – symbols about which our fourth graders have been studying. Students then created their own class flags using words and images that represent their ideals and values of inclusivity, determination, and kindness
Posted Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 5:40:00 PM
Fourth graders began analyzing mentor texts and reflecting on the styles and techniques of different writers as part of their Readers and Writers Workshops. Students also thought deeply about their own reading lives, each designing a "Reading Timeline" to track favorite books they've read over time.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 5:30:00 PM
Our third graders shared different ideas and responses to their reading of the children's classic, "James and the Giant Peach," using Jamboard – a digital whiteboard. This tool gives students an interactive way to brainstorm and collaborate. Together, they created virtual sticky notes about the book's story elements.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 3:52:00 PM
First graders sang and danced their way through the story of Noach, costumes and all. When learning becomes a multi-sensory experience, research shows it serves as "food for the brain," helping children with processing and retaining information. To view a short clip, please click...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 3:50:00 PM
Both second and third graders hosted "publishing parties" to mark their first published writing pieces of the school year. To arrive at the point of "publishing" students first went through the full writing process which includes brainstorming, choosing topics, organizing ideas, drafting and editing. Students paid special attention to adding details and emotions, and editing for proper punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Once their works were finalized, students officially "published" their pieces and shared their work with their classmates...
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