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Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, March 23, 2018
Passover is a special time where we remember not only the biblical story of Moses and Exodus but also the gift of family and togetherness. Students learned about this holiday through song, theater, research, and taking an active role in the Seders. This helps continue the tradition of Passover as a family event.During our educational learning process of Passover, we saw a spiral growth from grade to grade. Our youngest preschool students (18 months and 2’s) experienced being part of the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, March 16, 2018
  It’s been a very busy week at Adelson! With Passover just around the corner, students have been working hard to get ready for seders. Parents are invited to observe their students in their model Seders: Preschool Seders | Lower School Seders. The 2nd grade performed a Passover play on Friday morning, a performance that reflected a culmination of Hebrew, Judaic studies and performing arts. They worked very hard on preparing the play with their Hebrew teachers. Passover Play Photos   Our... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
Nevada Reading Week kicked off five days of discovery for our students! From a Wax Museum where 4th grade brought parents and students back in time to meet historical figures, to a trip to Seaquest, our students were learning actively with amazing activities and trips! On Monday, our 4th graders presented their Wax Museum projects. Each students did a book report, oral presentation, and even dressed up as their biography subject! Students picked their own biography subjects, and their... Read More
Posted by Becky Lamph on Friday, March 9, 2018
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, March 2, 2018
We hope everyone had a happy Purim yesterday! We know our students had a blast with all the festivities at school. Students enjoyed a costume parade, a Purim play by our 3rd graders, participated in a wonderful carnival, and did acts of Tikkun Olam by sorting, packing and wrapping the cans of food that were collected last month. Purim Play Video | Happy Purim Video | Purim Photo Gallery   We are so thankful to our PTO parents, and the Purim chair, Monica Garin, and PTO president, Caline... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Nails on Friday, February 23, 2018
NEVADA READING WEEK – MARCH 5-9, 2018 More than thirty years ago, Bill Abrams, Nevada State Department of Education, with the help of a group of teachers, conceived the idea of a week-long celebration of reading to be observed in every school in the state of Nevada. The purpose was to encourage a love of reading by giving children opportunities to read and be read to, activities and competitions to engage both avid and reluctant readers, and theme-related experiences involving both the school... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 23, 2018
  “And the walls became the world all around.” -Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are It has been a week of discovery for our students in the Preschool and the Lower School. Our 4th and 5th graders have been taking part in Ms. Garner’s CSI project, allowing them to discover real-life applications for their science skills. Our JK students discovered a new world with the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The gardening club harvested delicious greens and... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Adar has begun, and with it, we take part of the mitzvah of being joyous during this month! Our students have had a lot to be happy about this week. We had a 2nd-grade field trip to the Nevada State Museum on Thursday, a dress up day for charity, swimming for many of our classes, and the first true harvest of the garden.   In Gardening Club students harvested plants like mustard and got to see how their hard work tending the garden pays off in a tactile manner. We will use the growing... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 9, 2018
This week, we are excited to have new voices taking part of our weekly update! Two of our journalism club students, Lear Etzyoni (3rd Grade) and Brian Blinder (4th Grade), will be telling you all about our Dance Club and the Heart Awareness Assembly. Third through Fifth graders watched the Dance Club perform in their first big performance on Thursday’s Pep Rally, and our Lower School took part of the Heart Awareness Assembly on Monday. Mrs. Garner, our Science teacher, will tell you all about... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 2, 2018
  When you come to the Land, you shall plant trees. LEVITICUS (19:23)    כִי תָבֹאוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ וּנְטַעְתֶּם כָּל עֵץ ויקרא יט:כג   This was a week of planting for our students: from planting parsley seeds for Tu B’shevat to seeding relationships for our fifth and sixth graders on their Mt. Potosi trip. Our students were busy as they appreciated and spent time in nature and took part in the mitzvah of food donation in celebration of our 100th day of school! View photos: Tu B'shevat | Mt.... Read More