Lower School News News

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
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 10, 2017
Dear Parents, Tu B'Shevat, the 15th day of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.  At this time in Israel, fruit bearing trees wake from their sleep and begin to bloom, thus commencing their cycle of growing fruit.  It is very common to plant trees or collect money to have trees planted in Israel.  On Tu B’Shevat there is a custom of eating a new fruit (something you haven’t tried before or haven’t eaten in a long time) and eating some... Read More
Posted by Lilach Bluevise on Thursday, February 9, 2017
Karin's last day will be Friday, May 25 (last day of school). If the video is not displayed above, click here.   It's always hard saying goodbye to someone who has given so much of herself to the school. She has touched the lives of so many students and their families over 19 years at Adelson Campus. That's right, Karin has been with Adelson for almost two decades. Karin is respected and loved by everyone in the Lower School and she will be missed. Karin was so gracious to provide the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 3, 2017
This Wednesday we celebrated the 100th Day of School! Classes chose to acknowledge the day in different ways.  Some classes counted out and stacked 100 cups to see how tall a tower they would make.  Others imagined what they would be doing when they were 100 years old.  These students drew pictures of their 100 year old selves and wrote a sentence about the activities they would be participating in at that age.  Junior kindergarten students used multiple learning modalities to create gumball... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Nails on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Your submissions will be anonymous! We are accepting submissions until Friday March 10th in the following genres: Poetry (all types) Fiction (Humor, Flash, Letter, Science fiction, Fantasy, Drama) Nonfiction (Personal essay, Memoir, Critical essay, Journalism) Artwork (Photography, Illustrations, Sketches, Sculpture, Pottery, Ceramics) Lower School Flyer Upper School Flyer Please follow these guidelines: Writing Submission Instruction: Copy your text, and paste it into the text box below... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, January 27, 2017
  It has been an exciting time for our fifth grade students this year.  They have reaped many benefits from being the leaders in the Lower School. They have been able to assume leadership roles in the Lower School, becoming the Tikkum Olam Project Managers, Emcees of the Lower School events and getting leads in the Lower School musical, while enjoying the security of a homeroom teacher, the privilege of having lockers and even their own “hang out” space.   Our students have been introduced... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, January 20, 2017
  School was closed on Monday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We hope that you had a meaningful day with your family. Our students discussed whom Dr. King was, what he stood for and what he tried to accomplish throughout his life.  Though many of these concepts are difficult for our youngest students to grasp, our teachers provided age appropriate activities to get their students thinking.  They used brown eggs and white eggs to demonstrate that just because our outsides... Read More