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February 10, 2019 GMLS Division Newsletter

SPRING IS COMING! By Jordanna Rubin, PTO President

Growing up in Miami, Florida, weather reports have always been an important part of daily routines. It was never a matter of “will it rain,” but “when will it rain and how heavy?” With the invention of smartphones and weather apps, it just couldn’t get any better. I now know when the rain will start […]

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GMLS Student Artwork Selected for Young Art Exhibit By Victoria Polyak

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Students in grades Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade have been selected to have their artwork in the San Diego Museum of Art’s 2019 Young Art Exhibit. Our students’ artwork was selected from hundreds of submissions by a distinguished jury and will be on display at the museum from March 30 – May 12. Students […]

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Mission Innovation By Irene Lerner

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Tensions were running high on Wednesday night when 14 SDJA teams came together at the gym to compete in the Mousetrap Car Races. The cars were powered by a mouse trap as a motor, and the judges required a report with measurements and scaled drawings to be completed prior to the race. As the Novice […]

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World Peace Games By Danielle Heyde

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It is with great excitement that we announce the start of the World Peace Games! World Peace Games is another curriculum component specific to fifth grade that supports and works alongside our entrepreneurial studies.  World Peace Games is a geopolitical game that encourages students to explore world problems including poverty, war, religious tensions, and natural […]

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Shukathon By Gvira Abed and Shira Shaffer

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Last summer, we had the amazing opportunity to study at the Legacy Heritage Teachers Institute (LHTI) in Jerusalem. Together, we created a plan to create a “Shukaton” – an authentic Israeli Shuk (market) with middle school and lower school students at SDJA. During our stay in Israel, we planned how to execute the project with […]

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