Second grade students were ecstatic to meet their preschool buddies from the Jewish Community Center. We walked down the street and around the corner and were greeted by a wonderful group of educators and adorable students. We played games and our young second grade authors got to read their How-To books to their new friends. […]
Students in the second grade are travelling around the world and learning about the 7 continents and oceans. While in Asia and visiting China, students learned Mandarin and expressed themselves by painting Chinese characters using calligraphy. Each character represented how a student viewed themselves. For example; courageous, caring, thoughtful, charismatic, etc.
Children have completed their 3-d design unit and have created a variety of structures and figures. To earn the privilege of using glue and tape, kids first had to show they could build things using different attachment strategies. Even after glue and tape were given to them, students continued to build small creatures and plants […]
Solar System Showcase Last month students began thinking about the concept question, “What can we learn by exploring different communities?” Their interest in various communities led to their fascination about space. They wanted to explore MORE about space, the solar system, and specifically the planets. Throughout the past month and a half students researched their […]
JCDSRI Second Graders think: Our eyes see, and help us appreciate the world around us and communicate lots of messages to others. Our mouths speak, eat, and breathe. Our spine helps us walk to so many different, interesting places, stand up straight, and do gymnastics. Our hearts pump blood through our bodies, help us […]
Acrostic Poetry- The Planets of Our Solar System In the NEWS- Students are learning all about the solar system, specifically the 8 planets, along with many dwarf planets. They are working diligently as they prepare for their poster presentation and 3-D model sharing. Event TBA! Election Time! Students will be holding an and ELA Election in […]
Shalom, I am Rotem and I am so excited to teach Design Lab to JCDSRI students from PreK to 3rd grade (and learn with them!). We just ended our fourth week in Design Lab and I would like to share with you some highlights of our time together. We began by asking: What do we […]
At JCDS our goal is for students to view the manner in which they behave through a Jewish lens. Our tradition is steeped in important values about how to behave with kindness, generosity of spirit and caring. This year we have identified a number of values that we will explore in an integrated manner in […]
Recently we’ve been working on ear training and trying to recognize pitches and scales. In this activity, students with bells are the “instruments” and the other students must help to organize them according to pitch. Here are our second graders organizing themselves into an ascending major scale! (Plus a small celebration afterwards).
As another school year comes to an end, our first graders spent their last music class practicing and performing on some of the instruments they’ve learned this year. They chose to perform “Another One Bites the Dust” as they head into summer with style.