This Week in Lower School

Tu B’shvat Projects 

This week Lower School students celebrated Tu B'Shvat, the 15th day of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, which is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.  At this time in Israel, fruit bearing trees wake from their sleep and begin to bloom.


During our Tu B’shvat unit in Hebrew, our second graders learned about the shapes and forms of different trees. Each student created their own 3D tree and wrote a short book describing their trees in Hebrew.


In Third grade the students learned about different cycles. They created projects describing the cycles and added Hebrew descriptions explaining the process within each cycle.


The Fourth grade students  learned about the physiological and biological makeup of trees. They then created their own imaginary trees and included what the tree would need in order to survive. For example: The sport tree needs energy drinks, baseballs, and jerseys. 


Fifth grade students researched environmental problems that occur in both Israel and Nevada and compared the solutions that each state utilizes. The students presented and discussed their own opinions of the solutions.

In addition to these projects,  all of our K- 5 students enjoyed planting individual pots and created beautiful art inspired by trees.


They planted parsley, lettuce, celery, and green onion. The idea is to have their plant grow until Passover, so the students can harvest and use the food for their Passover Seders.


View the Tu B'Shvat Photos


100th Day of School Canned Food Drive (Final Update):

We have completed the 100th day of school food drive. Our Lower School Student Council led the way in our efforts that resulted in collecting 3,198 cans for families in need. In this act of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), we are able to help families in need and who have been directly impacted by the pandemic. Not only did we help families in need, our Lower School students participated in a variety of educational activities connected to the collection. 


Our Kindergarten students highlight this day every year with a multitude of activities. This year they wrote about what they will be doing when they are 100 years old and drew a picture of what they think that they will look like. They counted their class can collection which amounted to 256 cans between both classes. Both classes read the book “The 100th Day” by Grace Maccarone. They also practiced counting by 5’s and 10’s to 100 and made 100 tally marks. In Hebrew the students connected the 100th Day of school to the Holiday of Tu B’Shvat and made trees with 100 leaves including Hebrew letters and words. Great job to our students and thank you to all of our families for your support! 


Summer Camp at AEC

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

Registration for Summer Camp 2021 is live. Spots are already filling fast. 

For dates, times, pricing, and registration please visit our camp website 

(Adelson Students receive a 5% discount. Use code: Adelsonstudent during registration). 


Important Dates:  

2/5 -   Presidents Day Shabbat 

2/12 - No School - Teachers Day

2/15 - Presidents Day - No School 

2/19 - First Grade Fairy Tale Presentation 

2/26 - Purim 

3/1 -  3/5 - Nevada Reading Week (3/3 Dress up as your favorite book character)  

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