Nature and space can also be a great source for art! Kindergarten students have used mix media for their space shuttle and planets (we learnt their names and colors), observed the symmetry of a monarch butterfly wings and the color and shapes of the peacock feathers. Second graders had to be very focused when coloring in the manner of Jean Dubuffet, with blue and red stripes and solid colors. We also had fun painting on lunch paper bags as if it was the Lascaux caves walls and we would encounter a wild animal from South of France and from… seventeen thousand years ago! Third and fourth graders have been studying the sky, planets and stars with Ms Troxell so we decided to make a map of the constellations using drawing gum, watercolor and kosher salt for this project! In Fifth grade, our librarians have made a composition using cut out butterflies made out of old books, flying from… an open book! We are now finishing up our Op Art project, an optical illusion drawing that will blow your mind! The Sixth graders have worked long and hard on 3-D drawing and now explore the art of Notan, a Japanese technique based on positive and negative shapes and lines. Three-D drawing, graffiti writing and painting are a few things we’ve done with the Eighth graders when we meet on Fridays, in the quiet and sunny art room.

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