This Week in Lower School 1/15/2021

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

This week, our K-5th grade students have participated in learning about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Our Lower School Student Council made this wonderful video about Martin Luther King Jr. and leadership which  shared it at our Friday Kabbalat Shabbat.

Our Kindergarten students focused on love and peace and learned about the different symbols of peace. Students drew doves as an art project and wrote about ways they could make the world a better place.


The 1st grade students learned about Dr. King in their Scholastic News. Students then drew a portrait of Dr. King accompanied by writing their own version of “I Have a Dream.”  


In 2nd Grade, students honored Dr. King by studying a Scholastic News article about his life and by creating flip books about his contributions to our country. In culmination of their studies, they are creating banners discussing the different ways that we--as individuals and as a grade--can keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality alive today.


 3rd grade remembered Dr. King’s legacy by reading a Scholastic News article titled Remembering a Leader, watching a related Scholastic News video titled Dr King: A Leader and a Hero,  and analyzing quotes of Dr. King that the students read in the article. They also watched a video titled The Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Kid President.


Our 4th graders used their study of informational text structures to compare and contrast the lives and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, who spoke on the National Mall before MLK’s famous I Have a Dream Speech.


Next Week, 5th grade will be crafting an “I Am” poem through the perspective of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Given that their driving question for their study of American History is: “When should one question authority”, students made poignant connections between the injustices citizens experienced during both the Revolutionary War and the Civil Rights Movement.  

Summer Camp at Adelson Campus 2021 (June 7th - July 23rd)

Registration for Summer Camp 2021 will open on January 19th at 9:00am 

We will continue to offer the same excellent summer day camp experience, while enriching our existing programs and introducing even more thoughtful programming. Our talented staff is already planning for what will be another exciting and memorable summer at AEC. For dates, times, pricing, and registration please visit our camp website ( Adelson Students receive a 5% discount. Use code: Adelsonstudent during registration). 

100th Day of School Canned Food Drive:

The food drive has begun and some classes are off to a good start! 

Every year, our Lower School students participate in a Tikkun Olam activity where they collect food for families in need. This food drive is in celebration of our 100th day of school, where each class aims to collect at least 100 items of food that later be donated to support families in need.  Many of the classes will participate in math activities connected to the collection of food items and we look forward to sharing the total amount of food raised. The classes also have a friendly competition to see which class can collect the most food items.  All food will be donated to Aishel Avraham and JFSA. The drive runs from January 11th to January 25th (100th day of School)


Important Dates: 

1/18 - MLK Day - No School 

1/21 - From Cubs to Lions - NEW DATE

1/22 - School Picture Day 

1/25 - “100th Day of School” Canned Food Collection Ends  

1/29 - 5th Grade Ilan Roman Chemical Garden Program 

1/29 - Planting for Tu B’shvat  

2/5 - Presidents Day Shabbat 

2/15 - Presidents Day - No School 

2/19 - First Grade Fairy Tale Presentation 

2/26 - Purim 

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