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Adventures in Learning!

March 10, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Immersive Learning Week provides students with opportunities to engage in concentrated, absorbing, and experiential learning about topics of study shaped by their interests. Students work in small groups, studying the foundations of their subject and broadening their understanding through field trips, discussions with guest experts, and written and creative expression. Last week, middle school students […]


Middle School Sculpture Chug

February 24, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Wandering around the North Campus, you might encounter imaginative, vibrant, and colorful mounted head trophies. These sculptures (often dramatic) and the accompanying artists statements (often funny) are the work of MILTON’s middle school artists. Students in the 3D Sculpture elective were challenged to create original mythical creatures. They learned how to create an armature, use […]


Pre-K Project Fosters Academic Learning, Social-Emotional Skill-Building, and Habits of Mind

February 9, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Our Pre-Kindergarten class engaged in an investigation of identity and the interplay between identity and feelings. As the project progressed, the children reached higher levels of thinking, honed academic skills, flexed social-emotional skills, and gained a stronger sense of self and community.   The open-ended exploration began with guiding questions prompting the children to identify, name […]


Exploring Judaic Texts with Creativity and Depth

February 7, 2022

Fourth grade students are bringing depth and creativity to their exploration of Torah and Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Ancestors). Throughout the first semester, the fourth graders focused on the Biblical characters Leah, Rachel, and Yaakov, examining their personality traits and how those traits influenced their response to events and challenges. The students engaged in […]


Kindergarten Changemakers Present 3 Kindness Projects

February 3, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kindergarten students embarked on a multi-disciplinary research project exploring an essential question: How can we be changemakers who promote kindness in our community? They were guided by such questions as : What is our responsibility as Jewish citizens to help others in our community? Is there a difference between having a desire to help and […]


Multidisciplinary Exploration of Rock Creek Park

January 28, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

First grade proudly shared the extraordinary final projects from their in-depth and multifaceted learning of Rock Creek Park this week. Parents and guests at Chagigat HaLomdim (Celebration of Learners) also got a window into the learning process and the children’s journey over the course of their semester-long exploration. The hands-on project ignited the children’s curiosity […]


Early American History on Display at Colonial Village

January 27, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

The excitement was palpable! For a few hours this morning, the gym became a Colonial Village as 60 fifth graders donned period costumes and shared their expertise about colonial professions and early American history. Students in other grades came to learn about the lives and work of 18th century merchants and craftspeople. Each fifth grader […]


Sixth Grade Mounts Exhibition About Ancient Egypt

January 27, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Sixth grade mounted an outdoor exhibition about Ancient Egypt, and the students were thrilled to share their in-depth research, academic writing, and creative artifacts with parents. Visitors had the opportunity to examine fascinating artifacts such as scales used in the weighing of the heart ceremony, sphinxes, hieroglyphics, pyramids, assorted mummies and sarcophagi and more – […]


Eighth Graders Design Apps, Inventions, Aid Kits to Address Humanitarian Crises

January 20, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton eighth graders recently completed and presented the projects they created for the Cadena Initiative, an international endeavor that connects Jewish day school students across the world in efforts to understand and address humanitarian crises and needs. This is the third year Milton has participated in the international contest of ideas. Students have been working […]


Professional Development in Responsive Classroom Training

January 7, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

On Milton’s Professional Development day, educators completed day one of the four-day Responsive Classroom training. This training program helps teachers build student-centered learning spaces in which social-emotional growth is fostered along with academic growth. Our educators met in three groups, differentiated by the ages and stages of development of their students: Pre-K-2, Grades 3-5, and […]