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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
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017
This professional development program was funded through a grant from Jewish Nevada. The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas (Jewish Nevada) has been a great partner to the Adelson Campus and we sincerely appreciate the opportunity to host such a wonderful community event.  Thank you to the Jewish Nevada Board of Directors and the entire Federation staff for making this program possible.   The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus’s mission includes educating students for life... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, March 24, 2017
Signs of spring are abundant in the classrooms and halls of the Adelson Lower School.   Preschool gardens are popping up all over the place.  Students in the 2’s planted an assortment of fruits, vegetables and flowers and are now eagerly waiting to see signs of growth.  The 3’s are keeping their eyes on their chick eggs in the incubator. They know they will soon see cracks, holes and finally, baby chicks.  They can’t wait!  JK students will continue the theme of spring next week as they begin... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, March 17, 2017
Rehearsals and preparation for the Lower School's production of Jungle Book Junior are well underway, and the action never stops! While the cast has been diligently learning lines, rehearsing songs, and practicing choreography, the technical crew has been working on producing the Playbill, sewing costumes, and building props and sets.   Last week, the Jungle Book cast and crew had the opportunity to participate in a VIP backstage experience with the Upper School production of Shrek. Lower... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, March 10, 2017
Purim is here and we are ready!  We’ve had an amazing week of creating, baking, role playing and rehearsing.  Our preschool students rolled out dough, cut circles shapes and after putting a few chocolate chips in the middle of the dough, turned the circles into triangles by folding and pinching.  Though they enjoyed the process of creating the hamantashen, they especially enjoyed tasting them!  The preschool students also created their own groggers (noisemakers) to used  during the megillah... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, March 3, 2017
Oh! The Places You’ll Go... When You Read a Good Book!   Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, and Happy Nevada Reading Week! This week in the library, Lower School students had the opportunity to pet, snuggle, and read with the spunky collection of schnauzers, cockapoos, Chocolate Labs, Bichons, and Shih Tzus (among others!) that we invited into our school. Popular titles shared with our canine reading buddies were Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Mercer Mayer’s little... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 24, 2017
In honor of President’s Day, our third graders performed a Presidents’ rap at Kabbalat Shabbat.  The students got up and proudly displayed their knowledge of the presidents in order from 1 through 45.  The rap they learned only went through 44, so they added in a few lines to include and update all 45.  Click here to see the video. It was a treat to have Ms. Angela, our beloved music teacher, drumming with us.   Our first graders shared their month long research on penguins with visitors... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Thursday, February 16, 2017
  Today, fourth grade students bonded with fifth graders for a fun and sweet event: A Taste of 5th Grade. Fourth graders were able to ask questions about what it's like to be a 5th grader, while eating delicious snacks the whole time. To see photos, click here. Save the Date Friday, 2/17- NO SCHOOL- Staff Development Day for Teachers Monday, 2/20- NO SCHOOL- President’s Day Wednesday, 2/22 - AEC and IAC will host Dr. Rachel Korazin for a lecture on Echoes of the Holocaust in Modern... Read More