Monthly Archives: October 2013

6th Graders Write about the Brit Milah

Ouch! I Have A Boo Boo! Last Friday, instead of a mitzvah trip, we attended minyan. It was a special occasion for Rabbi Jesse and Andrea Olitzky because they just had a baby boy eight days ago. We were invited to … Continue reading

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Modern Myths and Legends

The 7th graders have been learning about myths in their social studies class.  They have been reading examples of different legends and tall tales in language arts.  They started working on creating their own modern examples of myths and legends. … Continue reading

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Promising Prehistoric Stories

The 6th graders worked on creative prehistoric narratives for the past couple of weeks.  They are all very unique and well-written.  Check out a few of their stories and give them some feedback. Itamar’s story Benjamin’s story Elior’s story Great … Continue reading

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November Chai Reading Report

CHAI READING BOOK REPORT FOR NOVEMBER DUE DATE: November 21 AR tests to be completed by November 22 6th grade: Genre is fantasy 7th grade: Cross by Day, Mezuzah by Night 8th grade: Genre is a classic   Whichever of the … Continue reading

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Who is in the SPOTLIGHT?

Last week, each of our middle school classes wrote about the different mitzvah trips they experienced.  The 6th graders went to the Second Harvest food bank and bagged food for the homeless.  The 7th graders went to Mount Herman, a school … Continue reading

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Making Predictions~Extra Credit Questions

The 6th Graders have just started listening to the story Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.  We have only completed chapter 1, but can already sense the interest and excitement for hearing this story.  We were supposed to be participating in … Continue reading

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Writing is Improving Each Week in Middle School

The Middle School students are given a different topic each week to write about on their blogs.  This week, each grade had a different topic. I have chosen students to highlight for their excellent posts this week. Visit their blogs, … Continue reading

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