This Week in Lower School 4/1-4/5, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

Today, Lower School students celebrated Good Deeds Day, part of a global movement started in Israel to encourage students to aid their communities.  This is the third annual Good Deeds Day at AEC. On this day, we are celebrating the passing of the Tikkun Olam leadership role from the fifth graders to the fourth graders. In a moving ceremony the fourth graders said a Tikkun Olam pledge and shared how ready they are for this role: they led the school in a Tikkun Olam dance and shared their service projects throughout the year. PLAY VIDEO
After Shabbat the entire K-5 community was engaged in Tikkun Olam projects led by the fifth graders. The fifth grade students planned Pesach-themed crafts for each grade level. As Tikkun Olam Ambassadors, they led each grade level in creating these crafts to be sold at our Passover Seder Shuk (Israeli market).  All proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our fourth graders led the baby bears/pandas and 2s in their Shabbat service. We also celebrated Rosh Chodesh Nissan by baking challot. Today each student baked two challot (one to take home and one for donating to families in need). VIEW GOOD DEEDS DAY PHOTOS
First Grade Fairy Tale Performance
The first grade has just completed a unit on fairy tales.  They read many fairy tales such as: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, and The Little Red Hen. While reading, they focused on story elements that occur in every fairy tale like the good and evil characters, problem & solution, the special number and magic element, as well as the special beginning and ending. After reading traditional tales, students turned their attention to several fractured fairy tales. The students were then motivated to create their very own fairy tales in writer’s workshop and included all of the important elements in their masterpieces.  In technology, students created the setting of their story and characters using the Scratch coding program to make the character come to life. Parents enjoyed a reader’s theater on Thursday where small groups of students performed fractured fairy tale plays. The program concluded with the first graders singing the Hebrew fairy tale song, “Leeheeyot eetcha beagadot.” VIEW FAIRY TALE PERFORMANCE PHOTOS |   WATCH THE FAIRY TALE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
JK Field Day
Our Junior Kindergarten had the opportunity to display their athletic skills during their Field Day on Thursday morning.  The stations included an obstacle course, soccer game, giant Jenga, plastic egg and spoon relay, musical dots, and the classic sack race. Thank you to our senior class for taking the time to plan and manage this thoughtful event for our JK students. VIEW JK FIELD DAY PHOTOS
Please join us this Sunday for more good deeds while having fun with our camp community…..
Good Deeds Day (Summer Camp)
We are excited for our second annual “Good Deeds Day” hosted by Summer Camp at Adelson Campus.
On Sunday, April 7th, from 10:30am - 1:30pm, join us for another exciting community event showcasing values, partnership, and coming together for a good cause.
Please bring Kosher non-perishable food items and toiletries to donate. At camp, we will continue with the important community service values (Tikkun Olam) that we uphold during the school year at Adelson. See more on the global movement that is Good Deeds Day
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful weekend,
Lilach Bluevise and the Lower School team
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 Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see registration link:

Save the Date:

Sunday, April 7 - Camp for Good - AEC camp open house and Good Deeds - See Flyer
Tuesday, April 9 - 8:10-9:10am - Seder for K +1
Tuesday, April 9 - 10:00-11:00 - Seder for grades 2+3+4
Tuesday, April 9 - 11:30-12:30 - Seder for grades 5+6
Wednesday, April 10 - 8:30-9:00 Seder for Baby Bears, Baby Pandas and 2s
Wednesday, April 10 - 9:30-10:15 Seder for 3s
Wednesday, April 10 - 10:45-11:30 Seder for JKs
Wednesday, April 10 - Field Day K-5
Thursday, April 11 - 4th grade assembly - Learning from Artifacts
Monday, April 15 to Friday April 26- No school, Passover break
Monday, April 29 - School resumes
April 30 to May 10 - Standardized testing for fifth grade
Wednesday May 1 - 1st grade Seaquest field trip
Friday May 3 - K-5 challah bake for Rosh Chodesh
May 6 - May 8 - Standardized testing 4th grade
Tuesday May 7 - 4th grade Hoover Dam trip
Thursday May 9- Yom Ha’azmaut (Israel’s Independence Day)
Friday May 10- 3rd grade Native American presentation
May 14, May 15 - Annie musical
Thursday May 16 Baby Bears and Baby Pandas end of year program
Friday May 17 - 2s end of year program
Monday May 20 - JK end of year program
Tuesday May 21- 5th grade Move Up program
Wednesday May 22 - 3s end of year program
Thursday May 23 - K trip Dolphin Habitat
Friday May 24 Last day of school; 8:30am closing celebration K-5; early dismissal