March

Newsletter

Intergrating Everything at the Day School By: Annette Troxell

You may wonder how we manage to teach everything we need to teach, given the dual curriculum at N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, but the curriculum actually offers us an opportunity to teach both content and skills in creative ways.

Chai-Way to Health By Nancy Cook

On Tuesday, February 5th, our students will host a Healthy Information Fair for parents, students, staff and invited guests. Each class will provide instruction and learning activities to help others understand how food and activity affect the body. It’s all about making good food and drink choices for both parents and kids. The topics are: The Nutritional Food Plate, First Aid, Heart Health, Drink Nutrition and Dental Health, and Nutrition comparisons between whole food and processed food.

Laying Down the Law By: Amber Lansdell

The first graders here at NEMJDS have been very busy writing nonfiction teaching books as well as learning about our great country.

Choose Kind Day- Leadership and Kindness with the 5th Grade By: Liora Chessin

This year our fifth graders read the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Wonder, a favorite among NEMJDS students, is the story of August Pullman, a fifth grader with a craniofacial anamoly, and his experiences going from home school to public school. This books focuses on kindness and the importance of point of view.

Music in the Classroom By Claire Rottembourg

Music appreciation is our main focus this year and we are covering three main periods of classical music by having our eighth graders put together a slideshow on Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical music. 

Students write their own D’var Torah By: Frumie Posner

At the Day School, our students are delivering Divrei Torah (plural) years before their B’nai Mitzvah.

Acting it out with friends By: Annette Lichter

If you come into Kindergarten in the morning, you may see some extra friends we have in our room.  

Learning about Plants By: Annette Lichter

We have just completed our first month of Kindergarten and already we have become scientists! A highlight this month has been our science unit on the life cycle of a plant. We learned that a plant needs water and nutrients from the soil to survive. We experimented...

Car Line Leaders By: Janet Gresham

How do you become a car line helper? You apply! This year we had our upper school students apply for this leadership opportunity. These very conscientious students filled out an application, interviewed and got the job! Ordinarily you would not see these students...

Welcoming the New Year By: Frumie Posner

One of my favorite books is  What's Jewish About Butterflies? by Maxine Segal Handelman. At the NEMJDS, we do our best to integrate all our subjects to give our students a more holistic approach to learning. So, what's Jewish about a pomegranate? Our students...

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(205) 879.1068

Mail

rweinberger@nemjds.org

Address

4000 Montclair Road

Birmingham, AL 35213