This Week in Lower School 12/9-12/13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019
Preschool Latke Making 
On Thursday, the 2s through Junior Kindergarten students had the opportunity to try latkes. Students joined members of our PTO in the dining commons where Ms. Miri inspired everyone with her latke making skills. They also had fun working on Hanukkah coloring sheets and spinning Dreidels. Thank you to the wonderful PTO volunteers and Ms. Miri for helping with this holiday experience for the children. 
 
4th Grade Wax Museum 
For the past month in fourth grade, students learned about reading and writing informational texts.  Students read biographies and researched famous people throughout history. As part of the project, students created timelines of their lives, made displays of important events, and wrote essays about their famous figures.  Today, the fourth graders dressed up to become their favorite famous person for a living Wax Museum. Each student created an “exhibit” and gave their presentations from a first person perspective. They did an outstanding job! View photos
 
4th grade 3D printing 
Throughout the last few weeks, fourth graders have been working hard designing Hanukkah cookie cutters in Tinkercad. Students took their time to make sure that the dimensions were correct, added customizations, and some even add in a press element to their cutter! This week students learned how to transform their 3D print files into files that can be read by the 3D printer. When all of the cookie cutters are finished printing, the fourth graders will work with kindergarten students to make Hanukkah cookies! 
 
SAVE THE DATE
12/16 - K - 5 Dreidel Spin off 
12/17 - Kindergarten and 4th Grade Buddy Cookie Bake 
12/18 - K - 5 Hanukkah Show - Details to follow
12/19 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Courthouse 
12/20 - Preschool Hanukkah Shabbat for 18 months and 2s (9:00am)  3s and JK (9:40am). 
12/23 - 1/3  - Winter Break No School
1/6  - School Resumes 
1/15 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Mt. Potosi
1/20 - MLK Day  - No School 
1/24 - Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake 
2/11 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Nevada State Museum 
2/14 - Teacher In-Service day - No School 
2/21 - Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake