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This Tuesday, May, 21st, MJGDS will host our annual Talent show and new this year Art Show. On display will be the portraits created by the students in Art class. Each portrait will have a QR code in Hebrew recorded by the students.
If you have a QR reader on your iphone, ipad or android, please scan, listen and enjoy!
The fourth graders began their final research paper this week. They each chose an important person to research from Florida’s history. Mrs.Hallett helped them determine the proper search engine to use. They had to find 2-3 websites to obtain the necessary information listed on the graphic organizer that was provided for them. Next, I taught them a lesson on proper note-taking techniques. Finally, they took notes to use on their essays. We will be writing the papers this week, and then Mrs.Hallett will be guiding us in creating a thinglink. I look forward to sharing the finished product in a couple of weeks (hopefully).
The fourth graders are also looking forward to teaching their tutorials, created earlier in the year, to the Kindergarteners and 2nd graders this week. Last week, a few of the fourth graders taught the 1st graders about pronouns and homonyms. Way to go 4th graders!
What famous Floridians do you want to learn about?
Kitah Dalet and Kitah Hey celebrated Yom Yerushalayim on Wednesday. Each student brought an artifact about Jerusalem.
The students in Kitah dalet learned about the similarities between Yom HaAtzmaut and the other Jewish holidays. The class was divided into groups and each group had to research the similarities and differences between Yom HaAztmaut and and the holiday they were assigned. Then they presented the comparison to the rest of the class and to Kitah Hey. The following are their presentations:
I feel overwhelming pride and joy for my 4th and 5th graders that chose to do the “Speed Geeking” at EdJEWcon. They all did such a fabulous job, and I heard from so many people how impressive they were. Ariella T, Samantha Z, Eliana J, Rebecca Bu ,(from 4th grade) Jamie B, Rebecca B, and Benjamin C (from 5th grade) volunteered to present a tool of their choice, that they felt confident enough to teach to others. Then, they created a proposal, wrote out their presentations, made fliers, and practiced over and over again, so that they could share their knowledge in a 5-minute time frame to several educators. What a brave group of students! A couple of them were nervous, and it took them a round or two to warm up, but they managed to impress a large group, who have since blogged, tweeted, and shared about their experience of being taught by 4th and 5th graders! How exciting!! In the last session I attended today, it was mentioned to have students do a “Speed Geeking” session for the parents….Great idea!
- What do you think?
- Should we plan a “Speed Geeking” session for parents?
- What should the students teach?
Comment and let us know your thoughts. We will post video footage soon.