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Posted by AEC Communications on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
We all ask our children "what did you learn today at school?" Most of the time we get the response "stuff." Well, our administration and expert faculty are excited to share our plans for this school year. You'll hear about all the amazing new programs and go into the classroom where you'll see what your children will experience. We know our "stuff" and are inspired to share our vision with you. Get ready for BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT! BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SCHEDULE: MIDDLE SCHOOL: Tuesday, August... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, May 19, 2017
The end of the school year brings lots of end of the year parties.  This week, we had four!    On Tuesday, our 3’s had a wonderful time sharing all they have learned through their exploration of Letterland.  Each child portrayed a letter as they performed a medley of songs in English and Hebrew.  They were so excited to share their newfound knowledge with their friends and families before heading back to their classrooms to enjoy a delicious treat. View pictures.   On Thursday, our JK... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, May 12, 2017
  It’s been a busy week in the Lower School!   As part of their curriculum on Native Americans, our third graders explored the Clark County Museum in Henderson.  They learned about the early Native Americans who lived in the Las Vegas area and saw their homes and artifacts.  They also saw homes from the 20's, 30's, and 40's, explored the museum to see what this area was like long ago and got to walk through a railroad station and caboose.   Third grade has been making their way across... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017
Blythe Cherney, a beloved Lower School teacher from The Adelson Educational Campus, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of twenty NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.  The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.   Blythe will participate in a workshop entitled “America’s Industrial... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, May 5, 2017
On Tuesday, we celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.  Our youngest students toured “Israel”, visiting various cities as they moved from room to room throughout the morning.  They visited Jerusalem, where they built the kotel (the Western Wall) and wrote notes to put in it.  They worked on a kibbutz, milking cows and feeding chickens.  In Eilat, they swam at the beach and played with sand and water.  Visiting the shuk (market) was super fun.  Our students shopped for goods as... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, April 28, 2017
Welcome Back!  We hope you had a relaxing and meaningful spring break and excited as we are about the last several weeks of school.  With so much to still learn, explore and discover, we jumped right back into our regular schedules.     Monday was Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day).  Our fourth and fifth graders watched a video which showed the importance of keeping the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished and the countless survivors who lived to share their stories. It is now our... Read More
Posted by Cheri Garner- Lower School Science Specialist on Monday, April 24, 2017
In April, Grades 4 and 5 students participated in CSI: Adelson Beach this week working to solve a made-up mystery using science!  On Monday, fifth-grade students prepared a crime scene on a patio of a 2-bedroom, 1-bath beach house for our fourth-grade students to investigate. After observing and drawing the crime scene our fifth graders shared the back story and provided a list of suspects and their statements for their younger schoolmates to consider.  On Wednesday, Grade 4 entered the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, April 7, 2017
Our learning about Passover allowed our students formal and experiential learning.  We read, acted out, sang, danced, tasted and created while learning about the holiday, its customs and traditions.  We are fortunate that so many of our parents were able to join us for the Seders.  We saw a progression from grade to grade in our teaching and celebration.  Our youngest pre school students, 18 months and 2’s, experienced being part of the Passover story and Seder.  Our 3’s and JK students... Read More
Posted by Cheri Garner, Lower School Science Specialist on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Grade 5 and Grade 4 students participated in CSI: Adelson Beach this week working to solve a made-up mystery using science! On Monday, fifth-grade students prepared a crime scene on a patio of a 2-bedroom, 1-bath beach house for our fourth-grade students to investigate. After observing and drawing the crime scene our fifth graders shared the back story and provided a list of suspects and their statements for their younger schoolmates to consider. Today, Grade 4 entered the forensic lab to... Read More
Posted by lower School Staff on Friday, March 31, 2017
  On Tuesday, our K-5th grade students participated in Good Deeds Day.  All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.  To learn about Good Deeds Day and watch a short video please click here. To view the video recap from Good Deeds Day, click here.   At the Lower School we practiced... Read More

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