Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Notes from Mrs. Niesley

Life in Hillel’s Intermediate class is NEVER dull! It’s amazing to consider that after two weeks of school, our class:

  • created inquiry questions to study the meaning of this year's theme--Joyfully Jewish,
  • started reading Out of My Mind, a novel about a young girl living with Cerebral Palsy,
  • began research to write an historical fiction piece as background information for a play,
  • partnered with kindergarten "buddies" to help develop reading skills and model positive behavior during morning prayers,
  • embarked on a series of trips to Aullwood Nature Center to study and test water quality, and 
  • continues to initiate their new teacher into the exciting activities at Hillel.  


The afternoon hours provide challenging lessons in Hebrew, Math, and Judaic studies. WHEW!

As we continue to unwrap the many layers of potential our Intermediate class brings, it is clear, this year will NEVER be dull!


                     




At Aullwood, we experienced a water droplet's potential journey in the water cycle process. 





   


Each group created a different location: factories, farms, landfills...and discussed how the water runoff from these locations might affect the quality of our water.





 Hiking through the woods reminded us of many sources for water runoff and the importance of protecting our waterways.


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Being Joyfully Jewish brings an expectation of giving our best to others. Time with 
our "Reading Buddies" helps us practice being our best, too!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Field Day 2018!

As is tradition for the last day of school at Hillel, we spent a beautiful morning at the park for Field Day!
We began the day with morning prayer and, since it is Shabbat, Rabbi explained this week's Parsha.

Then, onto the games! (And, thanks to Mrs. Hoy, they were all new games!!)



























 



























Thank you to Miss Rochel for a fabulous lunch!




Notes from Mrs. Niesley

Life in Hillel’s Intermediate class is NEVER dull! It’s amazing to consider that after two weeks of school, our class: created inquiry ...