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Field Trip!!

Dear Third Grade Families, It was another very busy week in Third Grade! Third Graders went on their first field trip of the year to the Eastern Woodland Indian exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. It’s one thing to read and visualize in one’s mind what life was like for the Lenape people, but this field trip added great substance to the students’ understanding. Students relished the opportunity to see first-hand, artifacts and models from the Lenape and Delaware Native American Tribes, including tools used for hunting, men and women’s clothing, musical instruments, and life-like models of scenes...
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A Busy Ninth Week!

Dear Third Grade Families, We learned so much this past week! In Social Studies, we started learning about the Lenni Lenape, which is the Native American tribe that lived in New York City back in 1600. We started by looking at a map of Manhattan from the 2000s, and comparing it to a map of what Eric Sanderson (a landscape ecologist) — through research — believed Mannahatta (land of many hills)  looked like in 1600. Students noticed that the Hudson River looked wider back then. Some wondered if the water level had dropped and maybe that’s why the land is...
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Biographies, Ellis Island, and More!

Hello Third Grade Families! We have had an incredibly busy week! On Monday, we traveled to Ellis Island and concluded our unit on immigration. It was a fantastic day, despite the overcast weather and a minor subway complication! I’d like to give a special thank you to our chaperons: Anna, Janet, Judy, Judah, and Ariella. Thank you so much for all of your hard work on Monday! Additionally, third graders celebrated Biography Costume Day! Tali and Eldad helped us film each child reading his or her biography speech out loud. Soon, you will receive a vimeo link with your child’s...
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June is Coming Soon…

Hello Third Grade Families! Third Graders have begun rehearsals for their end of the year performance on June 13. We hope that we will see you all there to celebrate the year of excitement and growth with our students! A reminder to parents that next week, we have Monday, Memorial Day off, as well as Wednesday and Thursday for Shavuot. Shabbat Shalom, and enjoy your long weekend! -The Third Grade Team UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS: Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day, SCHOOL CLOSED Wednesday, May 31-Thursday, June 1 – Shavuot, SCHOOL CLOSED Monday, June 5 – Ellis Island Field Trip Thursday,...
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First Ever ERBs!

Hello Third Grade Families! We are very proud of our Third Graders for taking their first ever ERBs. It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached this point in the year, with only four weeks left until summer break! We have a lot of excitement going on in school, including today’s Hydroponic Farm trip and our upcoming Ellis Island trip and end of year performance on June 14. We hope to see you there! Shabbat Shalom! -The Third Grade Team PEEK AT NEXT MONTH: Monday, May 29 – Memorial Day, SCHOOL CLOSED Wednesday, May 31 – Thursday, June 1 – Shavuot,...
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Lag BaOmer Week!

Hello Third Grade Families! It’s hard to believe it, but there are only five more weeks left to the school year! And though the year is winding down, the activity at school certainly is not! We had a most excellent Lag BaOmer celebration today at Prospect Park, and now third graders are getting ready for their first ever ERBs. Please remember to get some sleep the night before! Shabbat Shalom! -The Third Grade Team PEEK AT NEXT WEEK: Tuesday-Wednesday, May 16-17 – ERBs in School Friday, May 19 – Field Trip to the Hydroponics Farm JUDAIC STUDIES with Aliza: This...
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Maybe It’s May

Hello Third Grade Families! Please take a moment to read the following announcements: Lag B’Omer is next Friday, 5/12! We will all be heading to Prospect Park for a day of fun. As is the school’s policy with this event, you will receive a paper permission slip in your child’s bag today. Please return it to school by 5/10. Hydroponic Farm Trip on 5/19 We are also seeking chaperons to accompany us by subway to visit the Hydroponic Farm at the Urban Assembly Unison school in Clinton Hill! We are still working out the exact timing of the trip, but...
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May Soon to Come

Hello Third Grade Families! It’s hard to believe we are only seven weeks away from the end of the school year! We still have a lot to get done in Third Grade, and so we have been working hard as we wind down our Spring semester! We have a lot to look forward to in school as students have started rehearsals for their end of the year performance, and we also have Yom Ha’atzmaut, Lag B’Omer, and ERBs coming up. What an exciting time for Third Grade! Shabbat Shalom! -The Third Grade Team PEEK AT NEXT WEEK: Monday, May 1...
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Welcome Back to School in Spring!

Dear Third Grade Families, We have begun the last leg of the school year! Please read below for announcements of the upcoming weeks: Homework log: Starting this week, 3rd graders will have an additional 10 minutes of homework each night practicing their multiplication tables. Students may make flashcards, use iPad apps (if this is something permitted in your home), or visit multiplication.com to play fun games. There are so many different ways that students can log their daily “10 minutes,” and individual families can decide what works best for them. For students who already have all of their facts memorized, I am sending home other...
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Chag Pesach Sameach!

Dear Third Grade Families, We hope you all enjoy a very relaxing and joyous spring break, a Chag Pesach Sameach, and a wonderful time over the next week and a half! The Third Grade had a busy week learning at full tilt and making Charoset from three different traditions to share with the Fourth Grade. Please enjoy pictures of our chefs and the recipes included below. Chag Sameach! -The Third Grade Team   Ashkenazi Charoset Four apples, diced 1 cup ground walnuts 1/3 cup grape juice 1/2 tsp cinnamon Mix ingredients together and let sit to allow flavors to meld....
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