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October 8, 2017 GMLS Division Newsletter

PTO Corner

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Some of my fondest childhood memories focus on celebrations. A Jewish holiday, a birthday, an achievement in school, or a cousin visiting from Israel. All were simchas and a chance to celebrate. I have learned from my parents to celebrate not only the big moments in life but also to appreciate the smaller moments too. […]

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Explore Possibilities – Mission Innovation

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The high tech industry represents the career field with the fastest rate of job growth and wage growth. But having great technical skills isn’t enough. The key for today’s high tech workers and the high-tech workers of the future is to have both great technical skills AND great interpersonal skills. Through the Mission Innovation program, […]

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Inspire Purpose – Kelso’s Strategies

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School is a place where children learn a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic. They also learn how to get along with others, including how to share and resolve conflict, and to be a true mensch. Many of these social-emotional skills are also needed for academics. For example, the ability to find multiple ways […]

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Challenge Minds – Global Collaborative Learning Projects

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Students of the 21st century are lucky because, with the Internet, they can connect with others around the world. The students here at SDJA participate in many such projects throughout the year. Currently 2B is participating in Project OREO where they stack OREO cookies, collect data, and compare their results with other classes around the […]

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Home Learning – Kelley King

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This school year ushers in our second year of implementation of our new approach to homework. For those of you who are new to SDJA this fall, allow me to provide a little background. In conversations with parents, we were hearing many stories about the difficulties and stress caused by homework. Homework was causing conflict […]

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