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Posted by Jennifer Nails on Friday, February 23, 2018
NEVADA READING WEEK – MARCH 5-9, 2018 More than thirty years ago, Bill Abrams, Nevada State Department of Education, with the help of a group of teachers, conceived the idea of a week-long celebration of reading to be observed in every school in the state of Nevada. The purpose was to encourage a love of reading by giving children opportunities to read and be read to, activities and competitions to engage both avid and reluctant readers, and theme-related experiences involving both the school... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 23, 2018
  “And the walls became the world all around.” -Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are It has been a week of discovery for our students in the Preschool and the Lower School. Our 4th and 5th graders have been taking part in Ms. Garner’s CSI project, allowing them to discover real-life applications for their science skills. Our JK students discovered a new world with the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The gardening club harvested delicious greens and... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Adar has begun, and with it, we take part of the mitzvah of being joyous during this month! Our students have had a lot to be happy about this week. We had a 2nd-grade field trip to the Nevada State Museum on Thursday, a dress up day for charity, swimming for many of our classes, and the first true harvest of the garden.   In Gardening Club students harvested plants like mustard and got to see how their hard work tending the garden pays off in a tactile manner. We will use the growing... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 9, 2018
This week, we are excited to have new voices taking part of our weekly update! Two of our journalism club students, Lear Etzyoni (3rd Grade) and Brian Blinder (4th Grade), will be telling you all about our Dance Club and the Heart Awareness Assembly. Third through Fifth graders watched the Dance Club perform in their first big performance on Thursday’s Pep Rally, and our Lower School took part of the Heart Awareness Assembly on Monday. Mrs. Garner, our Science teacher, will tell you all about... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 2, 2018
  When you come to the Land, you shall plant trees. LEVITICUS (19:23)    כִי תָבֹאוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ וּנְטַעְתֶּם כָּל עֵץ ויקרא יט:כג   This was a week of planting for our students: from planting parsley seeds for Tu B’shevat to seeding relationships for our fifth and sixth graders on their Mt. Potosi trip. Our students were busy as they appreciated and spent time in nature and took part in the mitzvah of food donation in celebration of our 100th day of school! View photos: Tu B'shevat | Mt.... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Friday, January 26, 2018
Posted by Natalie Cameron on Friday, January 26, 2018
Posted by Matt Boland on Friday, January 26, 2018
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, January 26, 2018
“As my forefathers planted these for me so I too plant these for my children.” The Talmud (Ta’anis 23b)   We are celebrating Tu B’shevat this week! Tu B’shevat is the New Year for trees. On Tu B’Shvat we plant trees and eat from the fruits of the land of Israel. We are also reminded about the importance of our environment. In Hebrew classes our  students have been studying the life cycle of trees and their parts by making 3D trees, making grass heads, writing projects, and nature hikes... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, January 19, 2018
We are so excited to welcome 11 new students and their families to our Lower School! They are a great addition to our AEC family. Please reach out to welcome them.   Shai B., Eytan R., Julian R., Eli C., Jessica M., Mariah B., Liliana P., Elya G., Abby M., Austin K., Ella L.   We would like to thank our PTO and classroom parents for making our new families feel welcomed to the Adelson community.     With the kickoff of the enrollment season this week we are excited to share the... Read More