This Week in Lower School 2/11-2/14, 2019

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 is happening all the time.
At AEC, we value professional development and encourage our teachers to grow in their profession, to pursue courses and advanced education, and to share their knowledge with others by sharing in school and by presenting at conferences.
Who knew the farm can teach us so many things? - Junior Kindergarten students have been learning about the farm in an integrated approach: The students are learning about all the fun things that happen on a farm,  the work that is being done there, the animals, and how farms look. They are learning interesting facts about cows, horses, and hens, enjoying painting their own red barns, and even dressing up like farmers in dramatic play. Language arts and math is incorporated through counting and graphing farm animals, and exploring the classic story “Rosie’s Walk” by Pat Hutchinson. Retelling the story together in circle time allows them to practice reading comprehension and inspires creative writing at the writing center.  
In March, Robin Pence, Rachel Ziter, Cheri Garner and Camille McCue will all be presenting in the SITE Conference (SITE 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the 30th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education). Also, Robin Pence recently graduated from Full Sail University with a Masters of Science in Instructional Design and Technology with Honors, and received two awards - Valedictorian and Advanced Achievement. Robin graduated with the highest GPA in her degree program. Mazel Tov!
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of the 5% early sign up discount valid through January 31st and the Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see registration link:
If you are interested in the AEC Family Trip to Israel this summer, please email
Wishing you a wonderful long weekend,
Lilach and the Lower School Leadership team

Save the Date:

Friday, February 15 - no school for students, PD for teachers
Monday, February 18- No school, Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, February 26 - 1st and 2nd to Smith Center for Underneath a Magical Moon (UPDATED)
Wednesday, February 27, 8:15 am- first grade Fairy Tale program in theater
Friday, March 1- 1st grade sing on Shabbat
March 4 to March 8 NV Reading Week - Find Your Superpower - Read!
Tuesday, March 5 - Kindergarten to Summerlin Library
Wednesday, March 6 - Preschool Super Baking day for Reading Week
Thursday, March 7 - Author Visit:  Daria Peoples-Riley (This is It, Harper Collins, 2018)
Friday, March 8 - 2nd-5th grade Super Sessions for Reading Week
Thursday , March 7, 6:00pm- In Pursuit of Excellence Gala
Thursday , March 14th - Pi Day celebration for 3rd - 5th grade
Friday, March 15- 2nd grade sing on Shabbat
Thursday March 21 - Purim celebration; 3rd grade act out the Megillah
Wednesday March 27 - K trip to planetarium
Friday, March 29 - Kindergarten Earth Day program performance
Friday, March 29 - 3rd grade Clark County Museum trip
Thursday, April 4 - Fairy Tale experience 1st grade (rescheduled from February)
Friday April 5 - Good Deeds Day  for K-5- 4th and 5th grades presentations during Shabbat
Sunday April 7 - Camp for Good - AEC camp open house and Good Deeds