VIP Day 2016


The fourth and fifth graders performed for all the VIP guests in the Social Hall and they did an amazing job! In class, students and their special guests created flower centerpieces and wrote all the things we were thankful for on a vase. Students also enjoyed some Thanksgiving themed math games and created individual collages with their special guest(s). It was lovely to see everyone.



I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. 



The unified classroom rules

We have been learning the rules for establishing a unified class.

The first rule that we learned is that We Should Always Help a Classmate.  ואהבת לרעך כמוך (You should treat your friend the way you want to be treated). 

The second rule specifies keeping the environment and daily surroundings clean הנקיון הוא מצווה. We read a story, we discussed ways to help the environment, and we also talked about keeping our own classroom clean. Everyone recognized that it’s a group effort to keep our work space neat and pleasant. We all have to help each other, work together, and offer to assist when needed.

The third rule is respecting each other’s property .  יהי ממון חברך חביב עליך כשלך

The fourth rule is to listen to your class mates and not interrupt them when they are speaking דברי חכמים בנחת נשמעים.

The next rule is about good sportsmanship האמת והשלום אהבו

The last rule we learned so far is not to call our friends bad names or make fun of each other.  We discussed that we are all created in God’s image and therefore should treat each other respectfully.  חביב אדם שנברא בצלם אלוקים




The seven steps of T’shuva (repentance)

For the past two weeks we studied the steps for T’shuva according to the Rambam (Maimonides). Students learned that there is a seven step process to complete when correcting wrong behavior.  This applies to everyday throughout the year, not just during Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur.  Students enjoyed listening to the  story How Do We Make T’shuva?  Following the story, the students practice the steps in various forms.

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Florida State Symbols

Last week we learned about a variety of official state symbols. I proposed the following question to the class: What else do you think should be made official by the state?

What if Florida had an official state milkarticle of clothing, recreational activity, water bottle or dog? Have you ever considered an official state ice-cream flavor? We had not one, but two suggestions! Some students suggested a change to current state symbols. Check out the changes made to the Florida state flag and the proposed change of the state tree.

Check out the corresponding blogs to see what the class thought! Leave a comment! Let the authors know what you thought of their symbols.

Welcome to our Unified classroom ברוכים הבאים לכיתה המאוחדת

The last  two weeks have been all about getting to know each other and our classroom.  We are learning about our new routines, becoming familiar with expectations of classroom behavior, and starting Kitah Dalet curriculum.

We worked on our curriculum theme for the year which is HaKitah HaM’oochedet ‘building a unified classroom’.  The first unit focuses on the unique nature of each student (their special qualities and needs) and what each one of them can contribute in order to build a unified class.

The entire class put together the puzzle of the new unified Kitah Dalet class.


Each of the students created used the Tellagami app to create a short decription of their unique qualities.  The Tellagami videos are on the students’ individual blogs.

Welcome Back!

Shalom Parents,

We are happy to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year!

Hopefully, the summer has provided you with many memorable opportunities to spend time with family and friends. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can have a successful year.

Thank you all for attending Meet & Greet this afternoon! It was nice to see all your faces. We are looking forward to having an exciting school year!



See you on Monday!! 

Morah Rivka and Ms. Lewis

Our Week in Review (2/22/16 – 2/26/16)

Language Arts

This week in class we started our blog post for Quad Blogging and commenting. For word work we had a test on and had a worksheet of a ladder that gives you hints on what to add, subtract, or t rearrange the letters. On Wednesday we received a reading log for reading 30 minute every night.

Nava K.

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In Science we made our March Mammal Madness Trading Card and sent them to Mrs. Gutterman and she printed the out. In Social Studies we chose who we wanted to do research on for a biography project we are starting.

Maya L.



This week is Math, we learned about Fractional Parts of a Whole and multiplying them. I like the strategy Ms. Lewis taught us; where we put the whole on top of the denominator and multiply that number by the numerator. Here is an example:¾ of 12 = 12 divided by 4  x 3 = 3×3 = 9We also did word problems where we had to find a fraction out of a whole by using that strategy.


Sam K.


Our Week in Review (2/16/16-2/19/16)


This Week In Math we learned about Fractions of a Set for example

1/4 of 20 = 5 because 5 goes into 20 4 times. We also worked on our Khan Academy recommendations. We also leaned how to multiply fractions.

Lily D

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Language Arts

This week, in Daily 3 we did read to self, word work, and work on writing. In Word Work we learned the correct way to use common misused words  such as, know, no, too, to, two, and a lot. We learned that “alot” is not a word just like you would say “apig” or “allama” you don’t say “alot”. We also took some test on noredink. In work on writing we worked on a blog post about school. We are working on this blog post for our quad blogging which is now a tri-blog. We will post our blogs about our school next week so that the kids from the other schools will be able to comment on them. In read to self we read and work on our AR goals.

Evan W.

Social Studies

In Social studies this week are class got split up into groups of 3. Each group had 3 maps of Florida they also had a paper with 20 questions on it 10 were about the physical features around Florida. Physical features are lakes, rivers, and oceans. The other 10 were about population centers in Florida. population centers are places where a lot of are or live.

Jacob G.

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