My previous principal always stated that the first thing a child should hear in the morning is a greeting and something kind and positive. Many of my previous students came from impoverished homes. Some had parents that were at work when they left for school. The first words directed to them for the day were often from their teacher in the morning. Our principal urged us to make their beginning of the day positive and kind.

Here at N.E.M.J.D.S students are greeted by upper schoolers that they look forward to seeing, as well as Ms. Abolofia and Mrs. Gresham. Once they enter the Kindergarten classroom, students can choose from a morning chart, their greeting for the day. Some choose a fist pump, a hug or a pinky shake. This sets the tone for their day. Mornings and community are an important aspect of our day in Kindergarten. After tefilah, students sing morning songs where they greet their friends, sings songs about the days of the week and months of the year. In addition to learning, students are developing community and getting their brains ready for learning. It is true that the truly important lessons are taught in Kindergarten-always acknowledge others, persevere, have a positive attitude, and create a community. Kindergartens are learning these life long skills each and every morning. Come visit us and say hello.

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