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Fourth Grade 2017 – 2018 Blog

So Long, Farewell

Dear Fourth Grade Families, Unbelievable as it is to imagine, we have arrived at the end of our very eventful school year. Over these past ten months, your children have grown so much and learned a great deal. What’s greater, they have taught their teachers unforgettable lessons about kindness, determination, and friendship as well. We’ve been through so much together this year, from fun events such as the Sukkah Sleepover, Chanukah Play, Oregon Trail Day, field trips, and the end of the year performance, to big transitions, such as Miriam’s departure and Alisa’s arrival, and Middle School orientation. Fourth graders...
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The Penultimate Week

Dear Fourth Grade Families, As we approach the end of the school year, we want to thank everyone who attended the Fourth Grade Songs of America and Israel performance yesterday. We are all so proud of our students, as we sure you are as well, and we know that it meant a lot to them to have you all there watching and cheering them on. We would also like to thank you for your kind words (spoken and written) and the beautiful flowers, and most of all for sharing your talented, funny, outspoken, and wise children with us this year....
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Beginning June

Hello Fourth Grade Families! We’ve arrived at the last calendar month of the school year, and the last two weeks of classes. In many classes, we are wrapping up the last of our curriculum and turning our attention to end-of -year celebrations, especially next week’s Songs of America and Israel performance. We hope we will see all of you there on Thursday at 9 am! Shabbat Shalom! -The Fourth Grade Team PEEK AT NEXT WEEK: Thursday, June 7 – Fourth Grade Songs of America and Israel – 9 am Friday, June 8 – Spirit Day (Students are invited to wear...
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Between Shavuot and Memorial Day

Hello Fourth Grade Families! Only three weeks left in the school year! June 15th is coming ever closer, but there’s still lots of learning and excitement going on at Hannah Senesh. This week, the fourth grade enjoyed one of the year’s highlights: our class trip to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Students learned a lot about immigration, life in NYC a century ago, and the idea of wanting versus needing something. We ate delicious pickles from The Pickle Guys, enjoyed a class-wide foot race in the park, and looked for evidence of old shops and Jewish life on the...
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Shavuot Sameach!

Dear Fourth Grade Families, We are so proud of our students for braving the ERBs, speaking Hebrew on their Israeli restaurant trip, and working hard on their various projects! It’s hard to believe there is less than a month left to the school year, and with so many events and trips coming up, that time is sure to pass very quickly. We hope you enjoy your Shavuot and long weekend! Shabbat Shalom, The Fourth Grade Team   Coming Soon: Monday, May 21 – Shavuot, NO SCHOOL Wednesday, May 23 – Tenement Museum Trip Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day, NO...
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The Weather Warms Up!

Hello Fourth Grade Families! It’s hard to believe, but we’re down to the last five weeks of the school year! In fourth grade, though, that doesn’t mean the learning slows down. Students have been extra busy working on projects, preparing for the ERBs, enjoying food-based lessons in Hebrew, learning about Megillat Ruth in Judaic Studies, and getting ready to take their Israeli Restaurant Field Trip this Monday! How can you help your fourth grader prepare for the ERBs? Make sure they get a¬†full night’s sleep the night before and eat a good breakfast before they come to school. While they...
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Lag Ba’Omer and Kesher Day

Hello Fourth Grade Families! What a special week it’s been! After three days of hard work in class, the fourth grade enjoyed a day playing games at prospect park as part of our celebration of Lag Ba’Omer! Our students showed their spirit with team colors and cheers, and demonstrated their respect for the earth and others by keeping their spots in the park clean and litter-free. Today, we had a wonderful time with our visiting friends and relatives at Kesher Day. The fourth grade performed the Native American song ‘Hayo Ipsinaya’ for their visitor, and enjoyed learning and activities with...
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Oregon Trail Week

Hello Fourth Grade Families! What a week! After so much preparation, baking of biscuits, churning of butter, and arranging of costumes, the fourth grade set out on the Oregon Trail today! We braved the rain and wind, crossed the mighty Clinton Street Raging River, and enjoyed a trading post with our parents volunteers. Thank you to all the parents who helped us with food prep and the trading post. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’re looking forward now to Lag B’Omer and Kesher Day next week. Have a great weekend! Shabbat Shalom! -The Fourth Grade Team PEEK AT...
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Yom Ha’atzmaut Week

Hello Fourth Grade Families! What an amazing week at school! Fourth graders got to experience Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), with a little extra celebration for Israel’s 70th anniversary! Right now the whole grade is busy preparing for Oregon Trail Day next Friday. We are looking for parent volunteers to help with food preparation in the days leading up to our event. Please see Alisa for details. Shabbat Shalom! -The Fourth Grade Team PEEK AT NEXT WEEK: Tuesday, April 24 – Delet P’Tucha/Open Door – 8:15 am Friday, April 27 – Oregon Trail Day...
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The Final Stretch Begins

Hello Fourth Grade Families! Can you believe we’re already in mid-April and that there are only nine weeks of school left? We can’t believe it either! With so many exciting events coming up, the time is sure to fly by, and we still have so much left to learn. We hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Pesach vacation. We began the final leg of the school year with a commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, yesterday. Our guest speaker was child survivor Dori Katz, who beautifully told us the story of her childhood and survival in Belgium....
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