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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!
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.
Before beginning our book clubs, we needed to see what a student led book club should look like. As the students watched a video on a student led book club, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_2Rc5nCG5Q ,they filled out the shared Google doc : Our book … Continue reading
We had a fun time on VIP Day playing Pictionary and working a Thanksgiving word search. Thank you for spending the morning with us!
A plot is a literary term for the main events in a story. It’s also known as the storyline.The plot is created by the story’s author, who arranges actions in a meaningful way to shape the story. Using an anchor chart, we discussed the … Continue reading
In Science we learned that in a mixture, different materials are placed together but each material in the mixture keeps its own properties. You can use the physical properties of a substance to separate it from a mixture. We separated … Continue reading
Building a reading life is a fundamental component of our reading curriculum. Through independent reading time, the students are becoming life-long, confident readers. Research supports the relationship between the amount of reading done and reading achievement. Getting their “good fit” … Continue reading