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September 11, 2020

The students are doing an excellent job asking questions, working independently and with partners, and paying attention during lessons. We have already begun our reading, math, and spelling curriculum, and throughout the next few weeks, we will begin many new subjects, like writing, vocabulary, and grammar. Below is the material we learned this week and...

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Hi! I’m Morah Rochel

Greetings! My name is Rochel Vorst but the children will be calling me Morah Rochel.  Morah means “teacher” in Hebrew.  I grew up watching the Charlotte Jewish Day School grow from a tiny kindergarten class to a real school!  I am the only one of my siblings who did not attend CJDS because it was...

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100 Days Smarter!

Happy 100th Day of School! Reading The students are working on identifying facts and opinions in what they read. They have learned that a fact can be proven and is hard to argue with, while an opinion usually contains an adjective or an adverb like best, most, too much, etc. They even created “Fact and...

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January 31, 2020

Reading To be a strong reader, you must be able to decode words quickly and accurately, so practicing phonics skills is very important! The students completed a middle of the year phonics assessment and they have made so much growth! Recently, they have practiced reading different vowel patterns. They have studied the r-controlled vowels, like...