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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Jewish Learning Resources By Chaim Heller

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A couple of weeks ago several of us attended the Prizmah (National Jewish Day School) Conference in Atlanta. We learned that there are three new and excellent opportunities for anyone to increase their Jewish knowledge and engagement, and I wanted to share them with you. They are all available free of charge, and no Hebrew […]

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Purim by Shani Abed

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Purim offers us what seems to be an endless range of fun and depths to delve into: a fascinating story of brave women; varieties of costumes and concealing; the joy of carnivals and celebrations; the natural course of the rescue miracle; and an opportunity to give to others.  Mishloach Manot (gifts of food and drinks) […]

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GMLS SHABBAT ALBUM IS HERE! By Shani Zamir

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We are so happy to announce that our Shabbat Album is out! For the past two years I had the pleasure to work with K-5 students in creating our Shabbat songs album. Throughout this project, the students have learned about the recording studio, exploring their own voice and sound. Some students preferred singing in a group and some jumped […]

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Real-life science becomes learning for life By Irene Lerner

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Seeing the students’ faces light up as they make the connections between content learned and real life is extremely gratifying. It may be even more rewarding to realize that such connections, as well as their understanding of the curricula content, are not fleeting but are rather deep. In the past couple of weeks, our fourth […]

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Taxes in 5th Grade By Sabrina Feldman & Daniella Hazan

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In 5th grade, we are studying the events leading up to the Revolutionary War.  We’re learning about how King George lll realized that he could make money off the colonies and pay off his war debt by taxing them. To demonstrate how unfair and upset the colonists were by this, the fifth graders were each […]

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Jogathon Shenanigans

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We are so excited to go live with our SDJA/CAF Fundraising pages and to start fundraising for our Jogathon which will be held on April 11th. Each week, the class that is in the lead will get a fun prize, as follows (we’ll calibrate to account for differences in class size so it’s fair): Week […]

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Challenge Athlete to Speak to Students By Kelley King

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We are very excited that our Jogathon has become a true learning experience for students. Through the Celebration of Abilities activities a few weeks ago, students grew in their appreciation of how individuals with physical challenges can live active lifestyles and excel in sports. It was totally inspirational and quickly became one of our students’ […]

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Winter Award Winners By Stefanie Hill

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Varsity Girls Soccer Lion Award – Gabi Surpin Soccer Player Of The Year – Mia Hansen Most Inspirational – Michaela Simble   JV Boys Basketball Lion Award- Parker Goodman Basketball Player of The Year- Joseph Galicot Most Inspirational- Josh Posnock   Varsity Boys Basketball Lion Award-Josh Barforough Basketball Player of The Year- Kevin Qin Most […]

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Israel Week Recap By Jeremy Toren

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This year’s Israel Week provided all upper school students with a chance to contemplate their understanding of, and relationship to, the state of Israel. First, we welcomed eight visitors – six students and two teachers – from our sister region in Shaar Hanegev in southern Israel. Our guests spent the entire week visiting classrooms, interacting […]

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WOOP- Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan By Mike Quigley

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So how is your New Year’s resolution going? Or for the MUS students reading this: How is your spring semester aspirations going?   There is a process that Dr. Angela Duckworth, PhD recommends that we engage with when we resolve to change an aspect of our lives. It is called WOOP – Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, […]

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