Celebrating Israel @ 70

Today we celebrated Israel’s 70th Yom HaAtzmaut by experiencing Israel through science, music, art, dancing, sports and of course food.

We learned about Israel’s continued hope for peace through music and art.

 

 

We ate falafel in a pita with all the fixings.

 

 

 

 

We played Ga Ga, a game similar to dodgeball, which was brought to the US by Israeli counselors working at Jewish summer camps.  

 

 

 

 

We learned about Israeli innovation of drip irrigation which saves  large parts of humanity from starving and how Tel Aviv began in 1909 as a small settlement on the sand dunes and now it is Israel’s 2nd largest city with high rise buildings.  We worked in teams to design a high rise building from Pasta.

We learned new Israeli folk dancing moves from Morah Ilana.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Yom HaAtzmaut Performance

We were honored to perform at the community Yom HaAtzmaut celebration on Sunday, April 15th at the Jewish Community Alliance.

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Fort Caroline Field Trip

 

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Play, have fun and learn about Israel

The countdown to Israel’s 70th birthday has begun. 

Play, have fun and learn about Israel.

For students to play, they need to complete the following steps:

  1. Click on: https://countdown70.lookstein.org/

  2. S/he should click on “Student”

  3. S/he should type the school code

    150131

  4. S/he types his/her first name and then birthday

  5. S/he chooses their grade

Come back everyday to https://countdown70.lookstein.org for a new challenge.

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Purim Fun!

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First Place!

Our class won FIRST PLACE in the Knesset sponsored Tu B’Shevat door decorating contest.  The students brought in a huge variety of recycled objects, divided them into categories, and planned our tree.  It was truly a collaborative effort!

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MakerCon: Tuesday, February 13th!

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Celebrating Tu B’shevat טו בשבט

                 How did we celebrate Tu B’shevat this year?

We learned about nature and trees at the Tillie Fowler Nature Preserve.

We had a Tu B’shevat Seder

 

 

 

 

 

 

We learned about trees in Israel and wrote cinquain poems about them.  In Art class we created a leafy background and then performed the poems at the Tu B’shevat musical program.

And we decorated our classroom door with a tree made of recycled products.

 

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TuB’Shevat Field Trip

We went to the Tillie Fowler Regional Park in celebration of TuB’Shevat.  Our day began with a nature hike and views from the observation tower.  Back at the nature center we learned about animals in nature.

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3D Channukiyot

In class we learned about different designs of Channukiyot (Menorahs).  Next each student designed their own 3 dimentional Channukiya using the app Tinkercad.

Next they used LED lights and a battery to light the first candle in their channukiya.

 

 

 

 

In the following video, the students are reciting the brachot (blessings) which are recited on the first night of Hannukah.

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