Krieger Schechter News

12/23/2010

MS Wellness and Sex Education

Most of the time, adults reserve talking about sex for whispered tones shared between only the best of friends or spouses.  While we may consider having “the talk” with our children when the latest commercial for contraception comes on, sometimes we find it a difficult subject to bring up or we fear the inevitable eye … Continue reading MS Wellness and Sex Education

12/23/2010

8th Grade “Wizard of Oz” – Huge Success!!

The Class of 2011 took us over the rainbow and back again with their phenomenal performance of “The Wizard of Oz” – entirely in Hebrew! The singing, dancing and stage performances captivated two nights of sell-out crowds, as well as a matinee for KSDS lower grades. We loved watching the fun and excitement on stage, … Continue reading 8th Grade “Wizard of Oz” – Huge Success!!

12/23/2010

3rd Graders Publish Hebrew Newspaper

An exciting example of curriculum integration here at Krieger Schechter is the creation of a Hebrew newspaper by our third graders. Following a unit on newspapers in their General Studies classes, our third graders, with the help of their Judaic Studies teachers, compared American and Israeli newspapers. Incorporating many of the same components found in these publications, … Continue reading 3rd Graders Publish Hebrew Newspaper

12/23/2010

2nd Grade Puppet Shows!

The lower school librarians offered the use of a new “professional-looking” puppet theatre to the second graders this year. Our wonderful art teacher, Mrs. Pintzuk, helped each child fashion a puppet out of Model Magic. Each of our five reading groups practiced a different play with their reading teacher. Then the performances began! Each group put on a show … Continue reading 2nd Grade Puppet Shows!

12/17/2010

Safety Induction

On Monday, December 13, 2010, the new 2nd trimester Lower School safetiesrecited their pledge before the Lower School student body.  These 4thgraders were selected because they are responsible and show leadership.These children work hard and we appreciate their help at throughout theday,including arrival and dismissal times.  First trimester safeties werehonored with a special pizza lunch … Continue reading Safety Induction

12/17/2010

Kindergartners Prepare for their Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner

Our kindergartners have been hard at work learning about Shabbat and preparing for their Kabbalat Shabbat program, which was held on Friday, December 10th.  The children created aleph bet centerpieces, designed their own challah covers, and learned the art of braiding challah. Our kindergarten families came together to celebrate Shabbat on a snowy evening, participating … Continue reading Kindergartners Prepare for their Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner

12/17/2010

Revealing our Writing Talents

The sixth grade writing workshop students have proven themselves to be true writers with passion, enthusiasm, and creativity. Over the course of the past few weeks, the students have been exploring the structure and components of a short story.  They began by examining the elements of a plot structure, including exposition, rising action, climax, and … Continue reading Revealing our Writing Talents

12/17/2010

We’re off to see the Wizard!

We hope that you are planning on joining us for this year’s 8th grade play, The Wizard of Oz. Students have been hard at work for weeks now perfecting choreography, learning the music, and practicing their lines and are now putting the final pieces together in each of the play’s many scenes. Putting on this … Continue reading We’re off to see the Wizard!

12/10/2010

MS Student Hanukkah Bazaar

KSMS hosted its first student Hanukkah bazaar this week, during lunch. Students sold crafts that they had created themselves, including jewelry, edible dreidels, duct tape wallets, teddy bears, crocheted items, hair accessories and more! All items ranged between $.25 and $5.00, with each student donating their profits to a charity of her choice, including Toys for Toys, Darfur, … Continue reading MS Student Hanukkah Bazaar

12/10/2010

Hanukkah in the Lower School

We have had a week filled with learning, celebration, and mitzvot in the Lower School.  Students have created art projects, eaten sufganiyot (jelly donuts), enjoyed videos, participated in a Hanukkah sing-along, and played with s’vivonim(dreidels).  Many of our classes had the opportunity to reach out to the community, engaging in g’milut hassadim (acts of loving … Continue reading Hanukkah in the Lower School