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 dryer) and providing data on its structural analysis. The teams presented their finding to the judges during the Expo Day formatted similarly to a Science Fair. All judges noted that the kids spoke confidently, knew their material really well and took pride in their work that led to the Expo Day. We are very proud of all of our competitors! Way to go SDJA! Thank you to the judges: Jessika Fink, Kelley King, Maggie LaPlant, and Romi Neustadt for helping us with the final challenge. As always, thank you to the coaches: Judy Bird, Kobi Koffler, Elliot Scott, Carol Shwartzblatt, Heidi Silberstein, Shelley Feltman, Danielle Heyde and Dianne Shapp for all of their hard work and endless lunch time practices during the year.
Hannah Wolf and Neomi Koffler used a variety of methods to take apart a Mac Book Air.
Varstity division winners, Molecular Molecules, with their coach, Heidi Silberstein.
Gabrielle Scott and Hannah Wolf, two of the STEM Warriors, Junior Varsity division winners.
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 […]