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Posted by Lower School Judaics on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
On Wednesday, September 6th, Rabbi Meital joined the 3rd grade class to do a Shofar factory. The Rabbi gave a presentation on the history of the Shofar and how it's made. Students then learned the process from cleaning to the final polishing. They gained new insights on the significance of the shofar leading into Rosh Hashana. The Shofar factory was set up outside the Lower School gym and each student had the opportunity to create their own shofar.  See photos. On Friday, the hard work paid... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, September 1, 2017
Students working and learning together is one of the many aspects that makes our school so special. This week we got to see the start of our clubs, exciting projects connecting Math and STEM. We announced our new Lower School garden and we will also be embarking on a huge drive to benefit students of Jewish schools affected by Hurricane Harvey. This is being led by our 5th grade students. Choir for grades 3-5 will begin on Friday, September 8th with Ms. Lucy.   On Tuesday our 3rd, 4th, and... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR FACULTY Camille McCue. PhDLEAD SPEAKERS AT NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS AEC Director of Technology Innovations Camille McCue and Lower School STEM teacher Rachel Ziter have been selected to present at the 2018 NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.  Their presentation is entitled, "Random Thoughts: Fun, Easy-to-Code Math Models from Flipping Coins to Wandering Aliens." Proudly representing... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
         ART CLUB Art Exploration is a club for students who love art! We will paint, draw and build amazing sculptures!  This club is student led by Mai Kaufman and Eden Boldur, with Mrs. Levy providing support.            DRAMA CLUB Drama Club is an exploration of self through games and exercises. We will work on public speaking, confidence, and thinking on your feet as well as basic theater knowledge and history.  Led by 6th grade students, this club will strengthen the already... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, August 25, 2017
If you walk through our halls you might notice that it’s rare to see a class listening to a lecture. That’s because most of the time our students are engaged in hands on projects and learning. This week brought two ways for students to partake in more learning that's geared at the whole child. Starting on Monday many students began the after school enrichment classes. After school enrichment classes allow students to learn new skills and build on those gained in class. Students don’t even... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Nails on Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Do you enjoy creating stories, writing about your life, or are you simply in need of some creative time in the midst of your hectic schedule? Librarian Ms. Jennifer Nails is pleased to be offering a creative writing course for interested Adelson parents. Participants will begin with a brief yoga warm-up, engage in several writing exercises, read work aloud for comments and suggestions, and share in an open discussion about the writing process (drafting, revision, critique, editing) and the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, August 18, 2017
It’s finally the start of the school year and we couldn’t be happier to welcome all our students. The lower school and preschool have been abuzz with students getting to know their new teachers, reuniting with old friends, and making new ones. Students have had big smiles as they worked through an exciting, rewarding, first week. But why take our word for it? Here’s what our scholars are saying:Preschoolers, on what the best part of their week was:“I ran on the track, that was really fun.” “... Read More
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