Day of the Dead

Students learned about Day of the Dead celebration and the importance of MARIGOLDS in MEXICAN culture. In Mexico, Marigolds are grown for The Day of the Dead Celebration. Kindergarten and third grade read the Day of the Dead book written by Tony Johnson and  illustrated by Jeanette Winter. They learned about COLOR and SHAPE to create a MARIGOLDS. They used WARM colors and RADIAL designs.

Third Grade- Op Art

Op Art is the art of optical illusions. Third graders used lines to and shapes to create an optical illusion of a circle. The illustration was colored with an ABAB pattern.

Third Grade: Blue Dog

Third graders learned about artist George Rodrique and his many paintings of Blue Dog.  George Rodrique was born in Cajun county. Louisiana. Blue Dog was inspired by the tale of the Loup Garou, a mythical beast.

Yom Haatzmaut

Hadassah University Medical Hospital is home to the Chagall stained glass windows. The windows represent the twelve tribes of Israel.

“This is my modest gift to the Jewish people who have always dreamt of biblical love, friendship and  of peace among all peoples. This is my gift to that people which lived here thousands of years ago among the other Semitic people.” Marc Chagall, February 6, 1962

In celebration of Yom Haatzmaut, all classes got a chance to create their own version of stained glass windows, that currently decorates the hallway.


Third Grade: Purim Animal Masks

Students made crazy looking animals masks for Purim. .They learned how to attach clay to clay by using “clay glue” (slip) and reviewed the vocabulary words kiln, fire, slip and score.

Mandarin Art Festival

Congratulations to the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in the Mandarin Art Festival!

Eli won second place for grades K-2 .

Elliana won second place for grades 3-5.

Masha got an honorable mention.

Madison                                         Eli                                             Aaron


Kyra,                                                          Andrew                 Sophia


Sadie                                             Morgan


Elliana                                                                    Masha



Clay Week

Kindergarten students create a song about the cracks in clay.

Kindergartners created pinch pots. First grade created symmetrical butterflies. Second grade create draped bowls and third grader made clay masks.

Clay vocabulary: Slip and score, kiln, fire, slab and glaze.