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May 10, 2019

Dear Parents,  I wanted to let you know that your kids did an amazing job on the camping trip.  I am sure they are telling you all the stories about our adventures.  Thank you for letting me take this on this journey.  We had a blast and I am so proud of each and every one of them.        

April 12, 2019

We have four more days until spring break.  I know that we are all eager for a break, but we still have a lot of learning left to do.  On Thursday we finished up with our CTP5 testing, and we are all glad that is done.  The students were treated this week  with afternoon Pesach programming from the Judaica teachers.  The students have been involved with technology, cooking, art, music and fun and games.   A few reminders:   Camping Trip to Camp Kanuga  May 6th- May 8th  (Forms will be sent home the week of April 15th)   No School Friday...

March 15, 2019

The Ides of March are upon us today and concludes a fun-filled week.  Yesterday, we celebrate PI Day with several activities and an actual pie.  Thanks to Leah Vorst who baked us an apple pie.  This morning the 4th and 5th grades dyed some rice in preparation of our upcoming Purim celebration. Next Thursday is a half-day and students in fifth grade are to dress up as opposites.  Friday March 22nd, we are out of school that day. In the next few weeks we will begin our novel studies in reading and focusing on our persuasive research papers.  As always...

March 8, 2019

This week the fifth grade led an amazing carnival for Rosh Chodesh.  Each student was responsible for creating and running a booth to entertain 2nd-4th grades. I was so proud of the work they did and how well they tended their booths.   As we begin the third trimester we will be focusing on two new novels in reading. Learning about early American settlements in Social Studies in preparation of our PBL project in which the students will create their own colony.   The students have started a count down and we have 55 days left together.  This is a joyous and...

February 1st, 2019

I hope that everyone got a lot of good information from the JIE  presenters and workshops this week.  The teachers participated in several workshops to assist us in preparing your children for the future with regards to 21st Century Skills.  As Wendy Mogel stated “whatever those skills might look like, we don’t know yet”  The biggest take away from that is to be adaptable and open to communication. On Wednesday I sent home Midterms.  I was very pleased with the progress of the class.  This is a fun bunch of intelligent students and I am happy to teach them everyday. ...

December 14, 2018

Last week was full of holiday celebrations and I couldn’t be prouder of how my class worked together.  First we built a giant Menorah out of Legos and then we took our buddies on  a scavenger hunt.  This week was not so full of holiday activities, however we did have fun.  As we put the final effort into our final days before winter break, I want everyone to know how awesome your kids are.  On Wednesday, we hosted the seniors from Oasis at the JCC.  They ate lunch with the 4th and 5th graders.  The students served the seniors with...

November 30, 2018

 I hope that everyone had a wonderful break.  I really enjoyed meeting with everyone during conferences.  It is always great to sit down and talk about your child with you.  As a reminder about middle school, please begin to set up visits with the schools you are looking at for next year.  Some schools have set dates for open houses and some require that your child spend the day.  Those attending private schools, I have begun ISEE test prep.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.  Each school has a different requirement for admissions.  I ask...

October 5, 2018

Now that the holidays have come and gone we might be able to get back to a normal schedule.  The students did an amazing job working with the preschoolers last week as we built sukkah cookies.  The Sukkot village, which was a compilation of all the grades, turned out amazing.  I was impressed with the work 5th grade did with their Kindergarten buddies at the assembly.  Next week we have Picture Day on October 9th.  I am hoping that everyone will be there for both individual pictures as well as a class photo. Midterms will be going out very soon. ...

September 21, 2018

I hope that everyone had a safe and uneventful hurricane experience. The upcoming weeks are going to be full of events for the fifth grade.  Next week we will be entertaining the preschools with the building of Sukkahs.  This has been a long standing tradition and the kids really enjoy working with the little ones.  On Wednesday September 26th, we will host our annual Soccer and Sukkah Party from 5:30-7:00 pm rain or shine.  This is open for the 5th grade students and their families.  I really hope that you can all make it all or part of the time. ...

September 7, 2018

Shana Tova!  I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday this weekend.  I know that there is a lot of excitement in the air over all the days off from school but have no fear I have a jammed pack schedule full of learning for all of the kids. We will be starting Write Traits and Vocabulary Workshop in the upcoming weeks  in addition to what we have started this month.  This was the first week of homework and I got a feeling that the class finally realized that summer was over.  I was pleased with all of...

August 24, 2018

Welcome Back! We are beginning to get into our routines this week and thus far, it has been awesome.  I am really looking forward to working with this great bunch of fifth graders this year.  This week we will begin our assessments in reading, writing and math.  I know it seems like a lot, but the wealth of information that I get in a short period of time really helps me to determine where to start.  These bright students are eager to get started and show what they can do.  I look forward to bringing out the best in them...

April 13, 2018

Welcome back, I hope that everyone had a restful break.  This week students were honored with an opportunity to partake in several activities from college professor, Dr. Jeff Poelvoorde.  Dr. Jeff has dedicated his life studying the US Constitution and political science.  Dr. Jeff tied into our study of the Bill of Rights with real life scenarios that many of our students in fifth grade may face in real life.  His meaningful approach brought about great discussions and the students were so engaged in his lessons.  We are so fortunate to have access to such nice people in the community...

Judaica News

Fifth Grade Students

Nehemiah Driskill

Noga Gercsak

Shmulik Gordon

Liat Hubara

Molly Kosofsky

Chaya Levin

Adlai Martin

Hayley Nachshon

Penina Polsky

Shakked Reichenthal

Kai Rose

Evie Salam

Jordan Sokolowicz

Niyana Sorell

Leah Vorst

Alexia Yaquian

Cornelius Zielinski

 

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