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Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, August 24, 2018
  The Lower School students are excited to greet the new year soon. We have been learning about the traditions, foods, and customs of Rosh Hashanah. During the Hebrew month of Elul (the last month of the Jewish calendar) we reflect and prepare for the upcoming holiday and year. The Shofar is blown every day during Elul.   This week we focused on the Shofar when our 3rd graders experienced making real Shofars. They learned about the process of how to make a shofar: from which animal horns... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, August 17, 2018
  Welcome Back!   First week of school was a very successful with smooth transitions occurring throughout each grade! Students are getting comfortable with their daily routines and getting used to their new classrooms and academic expectations. They are motivated and excited to discover what the new school year brings. We are looking forward to supporting their love of learning, curiosity, and academic growth throughout the entire school year. The leadership team would like to thank our... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Thursday, June 14, 2018
Lower School (K-5) Math websites to practice skills over the summer: Math Playground For the older child, this website offers fun activities to inspire math interest in the areas of algebra, trigonometry, geometry, angles, percentages, coordinates, and more. Play games and explore topics that relate to real world experiences.   PBS Kids The Cat in the Hat, Curious George, and Clifford are just a few of the popular characters featured on a variety of different games for young children.   Mr... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, May 25, 2018
The 2017 - 2018 school year is at an end; we have so many wonderful memories of friends and learning from a whole year of amazing events, projects, and opportunities. Thank you for partnering with us throughout this successful year of learning and growth.   Watch the End of Year Celebration Shabbat, PLAY VIDEOWe wish you all a wonderful and safe summer. We are here for you if you need to reach us during the summer.   Thank you for a great year,   Lilach Bluevise and the Leadership Team... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018
SUMMER READING IDEAS FOR STUDENTS  (see school website for links to the below programs)   UNLV Summer Reading Programs  Collaborative Summer Library Programs   iRead Reading and Activity Logs Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Las Vegas Clark County Libraries  On Summer Reading, Webcast from American Library Association and Johns Hopkins University  Barnes and Noble Summer Reading American Library Association suggestions  Summer Reading Ideas from Demco  Summer Reading Ideas from... Read More
Posted by Cheri Garner, Science Specialist K-5 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Inspired by the Marie Curie Science challenge, after reading a biography on Jane Goodall and several books about endangered animals, Mila decided to join Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots group.  This is a global youth program whose mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.  Mila applied for... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, May 18, 2018
  The end of the school year is a special time.  We reflect on the wonderful memories and achievements of our students and celebrate their success and growth.   This week, we celebrated with our 3’s, who introduced us to their Letterland friends; with our JK who taught us about a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating, and with our 5th graders,  who inspired us in Tikkun Olam and leadership.  Mazal Tov to the students, parents, and teachers for these heartwarming celebrations.   3's Photos... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, May 11, 2018
It is always wonderful to showcase students’ work and celebrate milestones together! Today we celebrated end of year Shabbat with our 2 year olds and enjoyed a wonderful presentation culminating their Native American study by the third graders.   Our Green Caterpillars and Green Frogs showed their mastery and love of books by presenting the morals and songs they learned. They continued with their colors in Hebrew and ended with a beautiful spirited Shabbat. We would like to thank their... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, May 4, 2018
May truly seems to have brought spring with it! Students are spending time outdoors as they enjoy not only our traditional Field Day, but also Lag Ba’Omer. Lag Ba’Omer is a holiday where we are encouraged to spend time outside to enjoy the beauty of the natural world and bonfires are lit in celebration.   Lag Ba’omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer, the counting of the days between Passover to Shavuot. According to tradition, the ancient Romans refused to allow the Jews to study... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, April 27, 2018
  At Adelson we believe in the power of an integrated curriculum. Our JK and 2nd graders have both had events this week that focus on their current units of study, units which expanded into every academic subject.   Our 2nd graders have been learning all about symbols; in particular symbols of the United States, Israel, and Nevada.  Symbols have a deep impact on us as a society, giving us something to rally around and something that is instantly recognizable.  Math, social studies, science... Read More

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