Second grade is off to a great start. We have already begun reading some great books and learning about some of the best authors. Some of our favorites include Jane Yolen, Mary Pope Osborne, David Adler, and Judy Blume. Second grade students are also discovering different genres of literature. We have set a reading goal of 100 books! We are applying what we learn from these amazing authors to our own writing skills. Second grade is learning to incorporate all five senses into their written expression. Second grade students have been visiting our amazing science lab. They have been learning all about the properties and states of matter. They made several hypotheses to test with a partner. They found out what happens to the salt in saltwater after the water evaporates. They melted ice and boiled water to watch a balloon inflate. They also tested what pigments are in a black marker with the help of chromatography paper. This week we will be traveling through the water cycle with an ozobot. The students are looking forward to using technology to learn more about our environment. We have extended the study of our environment in our social studies lessons by learning about communities. They have explored the difference between urban, suburban, and rural. We all agree that our suburban community here at NEMJDS is the best!

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

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