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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Challenge Minds: Project Lead the Way

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Did you know that GMLS is the only elementary school in San Diego County to be a Project Lead the Way school?? PLTW is a project-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum that is infused into our science (gr. K-5) and STEM (gr. 3-5) classes. The PLTW organization works in partnership with schools, higher […]

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Supporting your child’s reading and writing development at home

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Supporting your child’s reading and writing development at home With the big push for literacy learning in the elementary school years, parents are often looking for fun and impactful ways to support their child’s reading and writing development. As I mentioned in my article on Home Learning in the previous GMLS newsletter, reading at home […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala ____________________ Join the San Diego pro-Israel community at the 6th annual StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala on Saturday, 12/2, at the Marriott Marquis. Evening speakers include Foreign Policy Expert, Dore Gold, Arab Muslim Zionist, Yahya Mahamid, and Israel’s X Factor finalists, Kippalive! Come celebrate Israel […]

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Nosh N’ Drash

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Ben Bag Bag would say, “Hafoch ba v’hafoch ba, kulei ba” – turn the Torah over and over for everything is in it (Avot 5:22).”  Every year, the 6th graders engage in the Nosh N’ Drash program in Ms. Gereboff’s Judaic Studies class.  The purpose of the Nosh N’ Drash program is to familiarize each student, on a deeper […]

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Write Source

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A clear and pervasive goal of the SDJA Humanities Department is to develop students who can be editors of their own writing. In order to effectively do this, students need the consistent exposure to and the proper language of grammar. This year all middle school English classes are using Write Source textbooks and Skills Books […]

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Experiential Education Week – Mike Quigley

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During the week of October 15th though October 19th, students in grades 6-11 will be participating in Experiential Education Week. During this week MUS students will be engaged in learning outside the classroom in California, Boston, Washington DC, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The trips and activities your children will be engaging with include Tikun Olam […]

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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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