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This Week in 7 and 8, May 20

This week we continued our study of the decade before the Civil War and the events that led up to southern secession and the attack on Fort Sumter. Yesterday we read the beginning of a paper I wrote in grad school  about the huge impact that Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin had…

This Week in 5 and 6, May 20

On Thursday, our fifth graders celebrated Torah night!

This week we are coming to the end of our exploration of Africa, focusing on the southern countries of the vast continent, like South Africa and Zimbabwe. Next week we will begin to study southern Asia, including India and China.  I a…

This Week in 3 and 4, May 20

We started reading our books for the Doodle Book Report! Who doesn’t love doodling? The students chose either a fiction novel about sports or about animals. They have until May 26th to read their chosen book, and then the doodling begins! A few students have already started. I can’t wait…

This Weekin Kochavim, May 20

For the last two weeks in art we have been talking about animals that camouflage themselves and have been creating pictures of them using lines of design as their camouflage. 

This Week in 7 and 8, May 13

This week in history we watched a very powerful video from the PBS series The American Experience, which told the tragic story of the Donner Party.  We also studied the Mexican-American War and how the US added most of what would become our western states to the country through its victory …