Each student chose a phrase from “New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus to compare to an illustration in Emma’s Poemand then wrote their interpretation of the meaning of that phrase.  In math, the sixth Grade used their knowledge of ratio and scale to create an enlarged version of the Statute of Liberty as depicted in the book.  They hand wrote “New Colossus” using the same scale and then the real fun started!  With the help of Ms. Rottenberg, Lady Liberty was assembled and put together as an Agam – inspired poster. The third and fourth Grade math class learned about fractions, polygons, symmetry, and most importantly, following precise directions, by making origami boats sailing into New York Harbor from nations all over the world. To continue with the theme of immigration, global awareness, and geography skills, fifth and sixth grades took on a study of longitude and latitude.  We took advantage of pumpkin season and painted pumpkins to look like globes using lines of latitude and longitude.  Much was learned from each process and each class enjoyed contributing to the final product.
 

Hello Mornings By: Annette Lichter

My previous principal always stated that the first thing a child should hear in the morning is a greeting and something kind and positive.

Happenings in Hebrew Class By: Sari Menaker

A part from all the fun, we are also learning the old fashion way by practicing our grammar and reading by reading interesting Judaic stories in Hebrew.

The Science Method By: Annette Troxell

At N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, we learn science by doing science.

News from the Art Room By: Claire Rottembourg

Picasso, Dubuffet, Vasarely, Escher, Matisse, Klee, Hundertwasser, are some of the artists who inspired us this first trimester in all grades.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle By: Doug Hocutt

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. The students at the NEMJDS take these three words very seriously. They have a passion for doing their part in preserving our environment and they are willing to do the work too.

Lady Liberty By: Janet Gresham

If you came into the school during the month of November, you may have noticed the display depicting New York Harbor.  This was a combination of work, not only across the curriculum, but also across grades!  In Humanities class, the sixth Grade read Emma’s Poemby Linda Glaser.  

Second Grade Superstars By: Julie Crapia

November and December have been a busy two months for 2nd grade.

Pausing to notice and appreciate By: Dovrat Duvdevani

Gratitude doesn’t just feel good. Like other positive emotions, feeling grateful on a regular basis can have a big effect on our lives. Brain research shows that positive emotions are good for our bodies, minds, and brains (like boosting the production of the feel good neurotransmitter dopamine).

Happenings in Hebrew By: Dani Kahn-Krell

We have had a wonderful year so far in the Upper School Hebrew classroom. Here’s some of what we’ve accomplished