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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 12, 2018
SCHOOL SPIRIT High School spirit week has been full of Super Hero excitement all to culminate with the Homecoming Dance, Saturday, October 13 from 8:00-11:00 pm at AEC. On Thursday, the High School held a fun and action-packed Pep Rally with ice cream sundaes, a flag football game and tons of positive school spirit. The Homecoming Court this year is comprised of AEC juniors  Micah deLeon, Kalman Steinberg, Oze Botach, Rebecca Winger, Monica Zhong and Sarah Blank.   DISSECTION WEEK IN UPPER... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, October 12, 2018
This week is another great example of how experiences outside the classroom enrich our students’ learning. Meaningful learning occurs when students are able to make real world connections to their studies.   As a part of our social studies curriculum, the kindergarten studies their community. The students went on a field trip to our neighborhood Albertsons grocery store this week to add an experiential component to the unit. On the bus ride to the store, students went on a "scavenger hunt... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, October 5, 2018
On Simchat Torah we celebrated the completion of reading the Torah and beginning reading it all over again. This week we learned about the days of creation. Kindergarten learned what was created each day and made a mobile of the seven days of creation. First grade made a book of creation in Hebrew.. Second grade discussed the opportunities we have to be thankful for everything that was created. Third grade explored the connection of the Kiddush cup to this this week’s Torah portion, they... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 5, 2018
6th GRADE CAVE PAINTING This project was created to develop research skills, primarily, as well as explore the nature of storytelling and communication and the lives of early man.  The students are using (almost all) authentic materials – horsehair, moss, authentic mineral pigments – to create their art. They have had to research what materials and tools were available in different parts of the world during the Paleolithic Era.  Each group had a different area/set of cave paintings to... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 28, 2018
LS students fulfilled the mitzvah of sitting in the Sukkah while enjoying snacks and lunch.   Many of our preschool families enjoyed our wonderful Sukkot Experience on Thursday night. Each grade level had the opportunity to sing songs and dance with their teachers in front of friends and family. We said the blessing and shook the 4 species(Lulav, Etrog, arava, hadas) together as a community, and had interactive stations, which included arts and crafts, story time, building blocks, and... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 28, 2018
On Wednesday, our 6th graders took a field trip to the Valley of Fire State Park as part of their science, social studies and English classes. They got the opportunity to see Native American petroglyphs, unique geologic formations including petrified wood and learn more about our unique Mojave Desert environment.   October college presentations schedule: Wednesday, 3rd@ 1:50 p.m.         USC Tuesday, 9th @ 8:00 a.m.               Brandeis University Thursday, 18th @ 10:15 a.m.        ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Thursday, September 27, 2018
In the spirit of this year’s COMMUNITY, CARING & CONNECTION theme, Lower School grades K through 5 will celebrate Rosh Chodesh each month with a fun challah bake directly following Kabbalat Shabbat – on Shabbat Mevarchim. The next Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake will be on Friday, October 5th.   The Jewish calendar is rooted in the cycles of the moon. Rosh Chodesh means the head of the new month and is the start of the new lunar month. The Shabbat before the start of the new month is known as... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 21, 2018
Pride Period has been full of engaging activities to keep our student’s minds constantly learning.     This week the science department held their Science Gauntlet which included challenges such as using only three index cards to hold a textbook 4 inches off the desk, seashell stacking, the bridge to nowhere challenge and building the tallest structure using only 10 sheets of paper.    Three of our Adelson Seniors will be participating in the MiniMED-Internship Program through the Clark... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 21, 2018
After Yom Kippur, our students started their experiential learning about the next Holiday coming up, Sukkot. Our first graders learned what is needed to construct a Sukkah, they enjoyed building Sukkahs from our blocks on the playground. Our fourth graders learned about the locations you can and can not build a sukkah- Did you know you can build a Sukkah on a bike, on a boat, and on the play structure? Inviting guests to the Sukkah is an important part of Sukkot- our fifth graders are... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 14, 2018
The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called Aseret Yemei Tshuva- the ten days of repentance. During these days we reflect on our actions and behaviors. Our fourth graders have studied the seven steps of repentance and applied them to daily life situations.   In Kabbalat Shabbat they shared the steps with us. Understanding:  We understand that we did something wrong/bad. Stop: We stop the bad behavior. Regret: We regret and reflect and think about how it was not a good... Read More

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