In November we had an amazing performance for Veteran’s Day. In preparing for the program we discussed all the sacrifices soldiers make for us. As a class, we decided to write letters to Veterans to thank them for all they do for our country. We also learned our country is made up of 50 great states and we can name all of them in alphabetical order.
 
Second Grade also completed a unit on Narrative writing. We learned that a complete sentence must have a subject and a predicate. We practiced writing compound sentences too. In our writing, we trapped the readers by using our 5 sense. We wanted our readers to feel like they were there with us in the story. We look forward to sharing our stories with other students.
 
Every year we participate in an Hour of Code. This takes place during Computer Science Education Week which was December 3rd – 9th. Our class used a site called Tynker.com. We are learning so much about coding such as: patterns, sequencing, and following directions. Second grade loved it so much they want to continue this program throughout the school year.
 
Our annual school spelling bee was held on December 12th. Our class is sent two of our class spelling bee winners to compete. Ori and Eli did a wonderful job and we are so proud of them and proud of the winner 3rd grader, Liberty Lamb.
 

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