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Tornado in science lab causes NO damage!

Did you hear the news about several tornadoes that were seen in The Martin J. Gottlieb School science lab?  Fortunately no one was hurt and there was no damage.  Our fearless teacher, Mrs. Jaffa, taught students how to create their … Continue reading

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4 out of 3 people struggle with math :)

“Pure mathematics is, in it’s way, the poetry of logical ideas.”  Albert Einstein I’m learning to love math, but it has taken me a long time.  I haven’t always had a happy relationship with numbers, and struggled with math in … Continue reading

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Maps!

When I was a little girl I thought that North was always straight ahead of me. If I turned, then North was still straight ahead. Your third graders won’t have that misconception! We have been learning all about maps lately, … Continue reading

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Transitions

We’ve been in school. Then out of school. In. Then out. In. Out. These transitions can make life difficult for anyone, and your children might be experiencing some anxiety about the change of schedule. Simply managing a regular bed-time can … Continue reading

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It’s more than a dot…

Wow!  See what our amazing Karin Hallett has been working on with third grade in this video.  Keep in mind we’ve had only 14 days of school. 3rd Grade International Dot Day from MJGDS Classrooms on Vimeo.

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Building A Reading Life in 3rd Grade

She’s the Michael Jordan of educators. And she’s whispering in my ear as I teach. Well, not exactly. But I feel like I hear her voice as I talk to my students about reading and writing. Who is this amazing … Continue reading

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First Week of Third Grade/Kitah Gimmel

Our first week in third grade was full of learning and fun!  In both general studies and Jewish studies students learned about respect – kavod כבוד.  We established routines and procedures and created our class rules.  We did a variety … Continue reading

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The Magical Cafe

Good afternoon from the happy owner of The Magical Café! We had a very successful opening (and closing) of our restaurant. I am delighted that the staff of The Magical Café did such a wonderful job preparing the food and … Continue reading

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General Studies Update for week of March 6, 2017

Good afternoon! It was great to see so many families at the Purim Carnival this morning. Here are a few things coming up, and some photos of the students. Math – On Friday we began learning about probability and the … Continue reading

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General Studies Update 2-10-17

Good afternoon! What a perfect Shabbat afternoon – blue skies and cool temperatures. Here are a few updates about things going on in third grade general studies. First, we had a terrific field trip to Tree Hill Farm, and the … Continue reading

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