Every year, GMLS students participate in several different field trips in order to bringing learning alive. Field trips engage students in hands-on learning, connect classroom learning to the real world, and frequently involve an aspect of Tikkun Olam. Additionally, field trips increase students’ engagement which is an important precursor to academic achievement. Check out two of the recent field trips that students have taken: Fleet Science Museum and Tikun Olam field trip to Jewish Family Services.
Third graders participated in the Simple Machine Workshop at the science museum. Students saw how simple machines are part of their everyday life – levers, wheels, screws, pulleys, and more – and used them to solve tasks and create gadgets. Students had already learned about simple machines during their science classes, so this was an exciting extension of their learning. The students also got to explore and investigate dozens of other interactive exhibits.
Second graders recently visited the Senior Center at Jewish Family Services. The students entertained the senior and sang songs from their upcoming Matan Torah program. After the performance, the kids spoke and interacted with the seniors. There are numerous benefits for both our students and the seniors when interacting with each other, not to mention the “dress rehearsal” that the students got to have and the joy it brought to the elders.
Kindergartners and first graders (class KA is pictured) recently visited the Challenged Athletes Foundation to learn more about how the Foundation helps athletes with disabilities live active and healthy lives.
By Alexandra Lerner, Sarah Datnow, And Galia Dondisch We were asked to reflect upon our experience leading the Yom Ha’Shoah ceremony, an interesting and meaningful ceremony that most of us have been eager to lead. Here are our feelings and thoughts on what Holocaust Remembrance Day really meant to each and every one of us. […]
By Kelley King Does success bring happiness or does happiness bring success? I enjoyed reading this book, The Happiness Advantage, recently and wanted to share a few important takeaways. The author, Shawn Achor, makes a compelling case that it is the latter – Happy people are more likely to be successful in life. While we […]
By Max Jagolinzer It’s Monday morning and your mom just drove past all the beautiful plants. She drives over to the drop-off circle and you step out of the car and see Mrs. King greeting everyone. You start walking up the stairs which are super bright because the sun is shining down on them. This […]
By Irene Lerner Wednesday, May 15th marked the final challenge in a year long Mission Innovation Competition. The final event on Reverse Engineering took place at the SDJA gym and was the culmination of a design, research, and analysis challenge. The students were tasked with deconstructing an ordinary object (i.e. a stapler, mechanical pencil, hair […]
Every year, GMLS students participate in several different field trips in order to bringing learning alive. Field trips engage students in hands-on learning, connect classroom learning to the real world, and frequently involve an aspect of Tikkun Olam. Additionally, field trips increase students’ engagement which is an important precursor to academic achievement. Check out two […]
By Jordanna Rubin In Kindergarten we learned many of the foundational lessons that we carry throughout our lives: share, clean up your mess, flush, take naps, watch for traffic, and say please and thank you. “Thank You” is an important pair of words but when it evolves into Appreciation and Acknowledgement it becomes a powerful […]