Eclipse Unit 2017

Just like the rest of the country, Hillel students (and teachers) went a little bananas over the eclipse in August! 
It's important, when we begin a new unit of study, to determine what it is we already know about a topic. Or rather what do we think we know. Then, what we hope to learn throughout our unit. As the unit progresses, additional questions and wonderings emerge as the students begin thinking critically about their learning and enthusiasm toward the topic grows but having a list of a few questions is a great way to get started. 
In preparation for the eclipse, the students set up their science notebooks so they could document and record data during and after the eclipse.

Each student was given a pair of eclipse glasses and homemade viewing boxes were also created and used during the eclipse.

We learned the differences between a solar eclipse, lunar eclipse and annular eclipse. The students created models of the earth, sun, and moon to help them construct what is actuall…

Hillel Talent Show!

The Hillel Talent Show was an endeavor set up by some of the older students. They posted sign-up sheets around the school, created a sign to advertise, and judged the show. 
So many of the students participated and fun was certainly had by all.  We had joke tellers, a mime, actors, hip-hop dancers, jumping rope expert, Irish dancer, Middle Eastern dancer, magician, and a bowler.  Clearly, we have a wide variety of talents at Hillel!