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Posted by Lower School Judaics on Friday, September 15, 2017
As we teach important values, Tikkum Olam shines as a major responsibility our students are proud of. The fifth grade Tikkun Olam council decided to support flooded Jewish schools in Houston after hurricane Harvey and initiated a drive to aid students with much needed supplies. Over the past several weeks, AEC families in Lower School have been donating school supplies, books, board games, Hebrew items, etc.   The fifth grade students, the leaders of Lower School, went in to every classroom... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, September 15, 2017
Debbie Levi as Paul CezanneThe lower school hallways and classrooms are alive with the spirit of the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashana.  Our baby bears listened to the book Happy Birthday World and then created shana tova cards for their families.  The two year old classes read Apple Tree Discovery as part of their literature based approach.  Many unique apple themed projects were created by the children.  After reading Sammy Spider’s First Rosh Hashana, our three year olds made their own... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, September 8, 2017
  At AEC we believe that our educational journey should include academics, values, community, and even swimming. We are teaching to the whole child; we provide opportunities to learn and develop life skills alongside rigorous academic abilities and achievements.   Our students are learning to swim figuratively and literally during their time at AEC  - swimming in the pool and navigating life. It is our responsibility to offer them many opportunities to develop and be ready for a healthy,... Read More
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