Third Grade: Parasha

In the Judaic studies students use the Parashat HaShavua curriculum (TaL AM). Each Parasha features a symbol presented as a riddle; through the study of the Parasha the students discovered the link between the symbol (which is the central message of the portion) and the Parasha.  At the end of each Parasha lesson students illustrate a coloring page with the Parasha symbol.   At the end of each Chumash unit, the coloring pages become a booklet.

In art, students are also created a 3D printout of the Parasha symbol/shape.  All of the shapes are placed on a ring and the students have a visual representation of the central messages from each Torah Portion.

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: 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.

 

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