Thursday, May 28, 2015

Native American Museum

Last week, my third graders hosted a Native American museum highlighting everything they had learned during our big unit. 

Each section was divided into 4 groups, each group researching a tribal group. They learned to take notes while they studied their tribe's food, shelter, culture, and more. Each child then chose a topic to learn more about relating to their tribe. They took more notes and did more research and then wrote 5 paragraph reports (I didn't do that in 3rd grade!). 
They made posters to share their learning and highlight what they studies about their tribe. Can we say impressive? Each group worked so hard to best present their learning and information.
At home, each child created an artifact that connected to their individual research topic. We had Chief Joseph's headdress, a lacrosse stick, a sweat lodge, bows and arrows, moccasins, a Pueblo house, wolf hat, Iroquois historical timeline, a buffalo hunt, and many, many more!
Then they played docents and took their parents, and each other, around the museum. Sharing their learning and beaming, so proud of their hard work.

I am so proud of these kiddos. They learned SO much and did so well sharing their hard work with their families.

Little by Little

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Song-osity: Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas!
Viva, viva, Las Vegas!

What an amazing 27 hours in Las Vegas! I flew out for the extremely momentous occasion of Gabriel becoming a bar mitzvah. It is still insane to realize he is now 13 and has reached this milestone. He was a little toddler I was chasing around while babysitting just yesterday...

Wednesday night, the party got started with a dinner and song-session. The song-sesson turned into a surprise Maccabeats concert!! Gabe was shocked and it was SO much fun to rock out to their music while honoring Gabriel and this amazing occasion.

Thursday, we watched as Gabriel put his tefillin, lead the morning service, and read from the torah for the first time. Watching this amazing kiddo reach this milestone, literally had me with tears in my eyes.

After the pomp and circumstance we enjoyed food off the family's food trucks, then I hung out with them at their house until it was time to head back east.

A short, whirlwind trip to Las Vegas, but I cherished every moment with my H6 and loved getting to see mom for a short bit, too!

Gabriel, mazal tov!! I am beyond blessed to know you and couldn't have been prouder of you on this amazing day!!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 21

The Good: 
I flew out for an amazing whirlwind 27ish hours in Las Vegas for a very special bar mitzvah. It was a fast and furious, but it was good to get away for such a fun event mid-week, a marathon mini-vacation of sorts!

The Random: 
I broke down and got timehop. I had fun seeing this pop up earlier in the week. My trademark photo is 7 years old!

The Fun:  
Fractions are SO fun, right? Well they are in my class. Week one into our fraction unit and I have fraction experts. We've learned while playing fraction bingo, exploring the fractions in our names, using fraction circles to create fractions from dominoes, playing dominoes, and more!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Scav Hunt Sunday: Las Vegas Edition

Something about doors in Vegas, they're amazingly reflective.

Watching Gabriel put on his tefillin for the first time as a bar mitzvah was an amazing moment!

Crisp pages in a book of tehillim, or pslams, I gifted to a very special Bar Mitzvah boy this week. This page happens to be my favorite psalm, number 121.

The amount of energy that is needed to move a plane, pretty amazing if you ask me.

Negative Space:
Sofie actually took this! I love the light coming through their front door, so gorgeous.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pahk Aht

Every May, Brookline has an art instillation in a local park. Each year the pieces are so creative and gorgeous!
Some pretty great pieces this year. It was a lovely spring evening out walking amongst the art!

Little by Little
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Song-osity: Don't look back

Oh don't you dare look back...
just keep your eyes on me...

Eyes on the prize.

I have caught the running bug.

3 weeks until my first 5k.

Dreams of numerous runs all summer long.

Goals of crossing that finish line one day.

I'll get there. No looking back now.

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