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.


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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.

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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



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First Grade: Color Poetry

In language arts, first grade read a book entitled “Hailstones and Halibut Bones” by Mary O’Neill.  It contains works of poetry about the colors of the spectrum. Students chose a color and wrote sensory poems.  They described how the color sounds, smells, tastes, looks, and feels.

In visual arts, first grade learned about the color wheel, tints and shades. A tint is when white is added to a color. A shade is when black is added to a color. They mixed paint to create tints and shades and created a background for their poems.

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Fourth Grade: Animal Adaptations

Fourth grade create their own unique animal adaptations in science. They used Tinkercad to design them and printed them using the 3D printer.

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Middle School

Middle school students created impressionistic landscapes.

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Fifth Grade: Succulent Garden

Fifth Grade created a succulent garden. They learned about the colorful and patterned art of the southwest which influenced the choices in their patterned pots.

Thank you to art with Mrs. Nguyen for sharing the lesson.

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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.

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Kindergarten, Gears & Problem Solving

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Kindergarten- Penguins

Kindergarten learned about penguins with Mrs. Hallett.

In art, they made a chemical reaction using salt and watercolors. The salt absorbed the water and left the pigment behind. This technique helped create the snowy looking sky.

Kindergarten students also learned how to create a stop motion animation. They were assigned different jobs to create the movie. The jobs were snow makers, water and penguin mover. Here is their film:

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