Eighth Grade 2017 – 2018 Blog

Weeks 5, 6, and 7: October 2nd – October 20th

Advisory We have been using advisory to help students prepare for the high school placement process, specifically how to handle themselves in an interview setting.  Students worked in pairs and small groups simulating interview questions and responds. Hebrew Dear parents, This week we finished the review unit, culminating with a quiz on adjectives. Next, we started again our Neta books from last year. HaKbatza Aleph is studying book 3, Unit 5 on learning and teaching. HaKbatza  Bet is starting the program from book 2, Unit 7 on trips. For the next two weeks, the students will devote two days a...
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Weeks 3 and 4: Monday, September 18th – Thursday, September 28th

Advisory: This week in advisory, the 8th graders once again stepped up as leaders of the school community. They prepared presentations to help the rest of the students understand the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and what we as a community can do to help.  On Monday, they will give their presentations to the other grades and kick-start our relief drive efforts.   Hebrew:   Dear parents, For the last two weeks, the 8th grade focused on using the structure of VERB + INFINITIVE verbally, in authentic real-life situations. On Tuesday, the students will have a quiz...
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Week 2: Monday, September 11th – Friday, September 15th

Advisory:  This week in advisory, the eighth graders prepared to perform at the first tekes of the year.  Their songs and raps about each of their nine years as members of the Hannah Senesh community was a whirlwind journey filled with warmth and humor.  It certainly set the tone of a year of full of fun and engaging leadership.   Art: Eighth grade students began the year with color theory. This second week of school they began painting, learning to mix color with acrylic paints. Hebrew: Dear parents, This week the students were busy making short videos talking about what...
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Week 1: Tuesday, September 5th – Friday, September 8th

Dear Eighth Grade Parents: The first week of school was a big success! Check out the summaries below to learn what your students were up to this week: Judaic Studies Students began the year by reflecting on their Jewish identity. What aspects of Judaism do they feel most connected to? Students made collages to answer this question through graphic design. Why did we begin the year with this activity? As our eighth graders move closer towards being independent and autonomous adults, it is valuable for them to become conscious decision-makers about their Jewish identity. Hebrew: Dear Parents, This has been...
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Welcome Back / ברוכים הבאים

Humanities: Hi everybody.  I am tremendously excited to being joining the Hannah Senesh Community this year and am truly looking forward to teaching this year’s eighth grade class! It is my mission to ensure that this year’s Humanities classes will be exciting, challenging, and meaningful for all students. This year in Humanities, we will be studying U.S. History, ranging from colonial beginnings to the beginning of the Cold War. Additionally, we will read many wonderful works of literature, many of which align with our History curriculum. We will also be doing a LOT of writing, in a variety of different genres including...
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