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2016-2017 School Year

5th Grade Week of 6/11

CHUMASH: What a fantastic end to the year! Students chose a character or object from the Joseph Stories we have studied this year and conducted an interview with them to hear from a new point of view. They asked their character questions that touched on some main ideas that we have explored this year. The presentations were funny, reflective and so unique! I am so impressed with the progress of this class in their text skills as well as their growing ability to really listen and deeply reflect together. I wish you all a wonderful summer and I can’t wait  to...
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5th Grade Week of 5/29

What a week! We are winding down the year in style, and finishing up our final units and projects. Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a good weekend! Humanities: Another successful week in Humanities! We are wrapping up our book club units, and exploring some final themes and elements of fantasy stories. We are also preparing for the China Museum. We are looking forward to seeing everyone Tuesday!-Tony Math: Fifth graders are working with decimals and the unit test is currently scheduled for Monday, June 11th. The topics for this unit is listed below.-Kelly Unit Seven: Decimals Tenths, Hundredths, and...
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Last Class with Shinshinim

Israel We made shoko b’sakit for our last class with the Shinshinim and shared memories of all the fun times we had “travelling” through Israel. We also practiced the dance for the upcoming Israel Parade. We have learned so much with Yuval and Yaheli and are so grateful to them. Math This week we used many objects around the room to learn our 3 and 4 times tables. We counted our lockers in groups of 4 and practiced using our fingers. Then, we learned the relationship between multiplication and division, and using our learned facts were able to realized that...
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June 1 – Our Journey Through Ellis Island

Dear Third Grade Families, “This is the best trip we’ve ever had!”  “Look how big the Statue of Liberty is!”  “28 people waved to me on the boat!”  “Can I have another peppermint?”  “Not the button hook!”  “I’VE BEEN DETAINED?!” These are just SOME of the phrases we heard out of our third graders during the trips to Ellis Island, over these past two weeks.   The students began their journey at Battery Park, where they embarked on a ferry. We sailed past the Statue of Liberty and were able to see and discuss all they have learned about her...
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5th Grade Week of 5/22

What a week! The sun is out, and we are winding down the year with a few more weeks to go! Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a lovely long weekend! Mindfulness Advisory this week: Partner Yoga! Humanities: This week in Humanities, we continued our book club unit, and explored elements of fantasy, themes, and the concept of friendship in fantasy books. We also concluded our essay portion of the China Museum project. Can’t wait to see everyone June 5th!-Tony Math: This week, the fifth graders learned to express fractions as decimals, multiply and divide decimals by 10s, 100s, and...
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First Grade News

In writing, we started a new unit on book reviews. First graders recalled all the ways they know how to convince your reader and used this knowledge to share their opinions on books they have read. They watched videos of other students giving oral book reviews and practiced this skill as well.   In Social Studies, first graders explored the idea of recycling by making paper. First graders learned how paper is made out of trees and used the same process to make new paper out of paper scraps and water. They were so excited to bring their new papers...
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Immigration and Biographies – May 25

Dear Third Grade Families, Can you believe it’s already the end of May? Time is flying and, boy, are we having fun! During the end of April and beginning of May, each student took the time to read through the biography of his or her important person in history. As previously mentioned, students took notes about their person (be it King Tut, Steven Spielberg, Helen Keller or Ruth Bader Ginsburg), and placed those notes into at least four categories. These categories became the chapter titles for the biography each student is writing, and the chapter titles look different for each...
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Schnitzi restaurant, science exploration and much more!

Dear Kindergarten Families, We had a week full of learning and fun activities. We had so much fun visiting Yahli’s family’s restaurant and learning all about those who work there! In Math, we continued our unit on Subtraction. We practiced making a number sentence out of a “how many more?” problem. We learned how to look at pictures of items and compare which one has more and write a number sentence to describe the problem. We also learned how to solve simple subtraction problems. In English Language Arts, we continued our Non-fiction/Informational writing unit.  We wrote science books titled “Who...
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5th Grade Week of 5/14

What a week! Please enjoy our classroom updates below, and have a restful long weekend! Humanities: In Humanities this week, we continued our Book Club Units, and discussed important characters, settings, and events at the beginning of our various texts. We continued our China Museum Projects in Social Studies, and took a much needed break after ERB’s. Have a lovely Shavuot!-Tony Math: After the standardized test, fifth graders learned to add and subtract decimals, and multiply and divide decimals by a 1-digit whole number. Next week, the class will learn to change fractions to decimals using long division, multiply decimals by 10...
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Brooklyn Bridge – May 18th, 2018

Dear Third Grade Families, Our class had an exciting week, full of music and motion! Brooklyn Bridge Over the past few weeks, students have been learning all about bridges! In Science, they learned the best shapes to use in bridge building, how caissons work, and how cables are put together. In Social Studies, they learned how the Brooklyn Bridge was designed and created, all about the Roebling family who managed the building, and about the workers who did the physical labor.   After much patience, the students were able to visit the bridge itself! The fun began on the bus,...
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