Lower School News News

Posted by Cheri Garner on Friday, March 15, 2019
Grade 4 Landform Science Projects   Our Grade 4 scientists have been studying landforms as part of our earth science unit. They have been making and investigating different types of maps and using stream tables outdoors to recreate the formation of the Grand Canyon. To culminate this unit and dig a little deeper, these ambitious fourth graders went above and beyond building very impressive  3-dimensional models of specific landforms on Earth using a variety of materials. Additionally,... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 15, 2019
At Adelson we believe in the power of an integrated curriculum. Our 2nd graders had a Symbols Fair this week to culminate their social studies unit. Our 2nd graders learned all about symbols; in particular, symbols of the Nevada, the United States, and Israel.  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, technology, writing, reading, Hebrew, music, and art were all incorporated... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 8, 2019
This year’s Reading Week theme was:  Find your Superpower: Read! In many ways throughout the week, we found our superpowers. On Monday, “Jewish Superheroes” day, we welcomed three panelists to our Middle and Upper School (a cantor, a poet, and a rabbi) who spoke about the ways in which their Jewish upbringing and ideals have influenced their careers and life choices. Tuesday was “Green Superheroes” day, during which our Lower School students engaged in story time in the garden followed by a... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 1, 2019
Think back to when you were in school. What is your fondest memory? Was it a field trip to attend a concert or theater performance? Was it playing a part in a class play, singing in the choir, playing an instrument or having your work of art exhibited at school? The arts experiences are often the fondest and most vivid memories of our school days.   We are so fortunate to benefit from the mission of the Smith Center to build similar lifetime memories by offering high-quality arts... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 22, 2019
Thursday brought a marvelous surprise to our area and to our curious and excited students - snow! At the Lower School we made sure to connect the learning to this wonderful nature exhibit of white and fluffy snow, which is a rarity in our area. View Photos   Our students were engaged in scientific explorations, art inspired creations, writing, and even math activities such as graphing, temperatures, and measurements. Group work and collaboration were instrumental as the students were... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Thursday, February 14, 2019
AEC education is education for life! Our teachers and administrators are lifelong learners and tomorrow they will immerse themselves in a day of learning.  Highlights of the workshops include: Project Based Learning, Rabbinic Text Studies, Math workshops, Learning through the senses, etc. We are appreciative of this special time to learn as a community and to further develop our knowledge. It is meaningful for our students to understand that their teachers are students too and that learning... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 8, 2019
    2nd Grade Shabbat Performance Our 2nd graders have been learning about George Washington & Abraham Lincoln in preparation for President's Day.  After learning about both presidents, the students engaged in conversation about which was the best president. Although they still haven’t come to a conclusion, all agreed that both were great influential men that helped form the America of today.  During Shabbat the Lower School enjoyed watching the students who were dressed up as the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 1, 2019
5th Grade Shadow Day Moving from Lower School to Middle School can be both an exciting and a challenging experience for students academically, emotionally, and mentally. However, here at The Adelson Education Campus,  we have several programs implemented throughout the year to help prepare our fifth-grade students for a smoother transition. Since the beginning of the year, students have been placed as Tikkun Olam Leaders of the school, have been given more independence with their own... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 25, 2019
We had a wonderful short week at the Lower School! Today, during Shabbat, our wonderful and talented Kindergarten students performed a dance to teach us about colors and led the Lower School throughout the entire Shabbat experience. WATCH THE VIDEO   Our 4th and 5th graders enjoyed an engaging show at the Smith Center on Thursday - Innovation Nation Live! Based on the two-time Emmy Award-winning CBS Saturday morning TV show, this  production brings to life world-changing innovations. The... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 18, 2019
On Wednesday our 5th graders took a joint field trip with our 6th grade to Camp Potosi Pines. This was a wonderful opportunity for our two divisions to come together for a great day of activities.  Our students enjoyed a multitude of team building and Tu B‘ Shvat activities. They participated in archery, art, shelter building, sports and games, and reflection exercises. Thank you to the 6th grade for an amazing day on the mountain.  View Photos Our 5th graders are looking forward to more... Read More