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Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, May 1, 2020
  Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut This week, our 5th grade students had the opportunity to join our Upper School students in a meaningful ceremony that observed and highlighted Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day). Thank you to the Upper School for leading this moving program. The following day, the entire school had the opportunity to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) with our friends Gal and Rinat! They led us in celebrating this exciting day with singing, dancing,... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, April 24, 2020
  Remote Learning Week 4 Although altered, we hope that families had an opportunity to have a meaningful Passover. We were excited to welcome our students back (virtually) to school from Spring Break this week. As per the school communication on Wednesday 4/22, we will continue remote learning for the remainder of the school year. Over Spring Break, our teachers have prepared for more meaningful and interactive ways to meet the academic needs of our students. There has been an increase in... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Friday, April 24, 2020
    AEC has seen its share of heroes since the COVID 19 crisis hit the world and impacted our school community. Among them are AEC faculty, students, and parents who continue to work - since the close of school - to assist those in the greater Las Vegas community who are in need of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as they work to save lives. Their efforts and dedication tell a story of community caring and pride!   Startup Incubator and Innovation Lab 3D Printing team leaders Tobin... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, April 3, 2020
Staying Active More important than ever, Coach Lamph, Coach A., Coach Lisa, and Coach McGinnis have been finding ways to keep our community active! Physical activity is one of the best stress reducers and avenues for mental clarity. Coach Lisa has been conducting live Zoom movement classes for our preschool students. The children love to jump, hop, and do many of the same exercises that they are used to doing while at school. Coach Lamph, Coach A., and Coach McGinnis have done live zoom... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 27, 2020
Remote Learning Week 2  In week two of our remote learning, we have seen our community connect beyond the academic demands of our school. With the tool of video conferencing, our teachers have connected our students with their social-emotional well-being at mind. Our cheery preschool students connected for video chats for circle time, share time, and Shabbat. It was inspiring to see the joy and happiness on the faces of our youngest students as they were able to see their class together for... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 20, 2020
Three weeks ago, we began discussions with faculty and students about the need to prepare for an anticipated school shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Teachers made emergency lesson plans as well as packets and resources in the event of a school closure, and students were told to bring home all materials each day.  Thursday, March 12th, the news came to close the school, and on that Friday, teachers, administrators, and IT worked together at school and from home to prepare for remote... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 13, 2020
  Purim This week, we celebrated a festive Purim, as we saw students and staff dress up in their creative costumes on this joyous holiday. The Kindergarten through 4th-grade started their day with the annual Purim play put on by the 3rd-grade students, performed in English and Hebrew. Next, we listened to the Megillah reading by our Upper School students. We then fulfilled the Purim Mitzvah Matanot Leevionim (gifts for people in need) by packing the food we collected on the 100th day of... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 6, 2020
Reading Week  This year's Reading Week theme was "Saddle Up and Read!" We were happy to see so many of our Lower School students participate in our Western-wear dress-up day on Wednesday. Our preschool students enjoyed our numerous guest readers throughout the week. We were thrilled to bring in award-winning and esteemed authors Dori Weinstein and Terri Farley. Our kindergartners also visited the Summerlin Library, and the 1st graders interacted in our school library with furry therapy dogs... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 28, 2020
First Grade Fairy Tale Performance First grade’s Fairy Tale unit has come to a fun and exciting end with the Readers Theater performance and Author celebration. The unit began weeks ago as students listened to various Fairy Tales. They compared and contrasted the story elements and brainstormed their own original Fairy Tale. Next, they wrote a Fairy Tale plan where they chose their characters, identified the problem, and provided a solution in their original work as well as the setting. The... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 21, 2020
4th and 5th grade CSI Project  Our fourth-grade CSI detectives were led through a made-up “crime scene” by our fifth graders to solve a mystery on the porch of a beach house using forensic science. Our fourth graders reviewed the crime scene, looking at evidence and jotting down notes as they attempted to gather as much vital information as possible. The detectives wore gloves and received a CSI crime scene badge for their hard work. Our lab rotation consisted of a chromatography test on a... Read More