Who We Are Sara and I are both seniors studying mechanical engineering at Brown University, and we are interested in classroom design and placemaking as it relates to social and emotional learning. I worked as an assistant teacher in a preschool for several years in my hometown of Middletown, NJ. While at school, I’ve taught […]
Karen and I noticed early on that every time we used the projector our students were fascinated by making shadow puppets (who isn’t?). We decided to use this to our advantage and do something never done before in first grade and create an actual shadow puppet show. Our show, “Under the Acacia tree” – “תחת עץ השיטה” is the […]
Participating in fourth grade, or any grade for that matter, can be pretty exciting here at JCDSRI. We take great pride in creating activities involving play, creativity, and real world problems and solutions. But what do you when it is time to calm your brain? How do you even calm your brain? Fourth grade has […]
This week in Kindergarten we started learning all about pianos and keyboards. Here’s a video of us testing out how the piano works while watching what happens on the inside! It’s definitely not Mozart, but it’s a start!
During the month of January, Kindergarten took some time to learn all about the exciting world of fairy tales. Throughout the month, we read numerous fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs and many more. We enjoyed noticing the characters, setting and plot of each story and even incorporating STEAM […]
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.
Here are some of our 4th graders practicing their ukulele chords! Here we’re switching between C Major and F Major and sounding great! More to come soon!
Howdy and Bon Jour, January has been busy! We are so excited because we just finished our read aloud: Matilda! Yeeeee! It was an awesome book. It was crazy when we found out that (spoiler alert) Ms. Honey’s aunt was the revolting gumboil Headmistress Trunchbull. We are excited because next week we get to write […]
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 […]