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Gabri K (’20)


Fourth Graders Adopt Chicks as Class Pets

June 15, 2016 by Gabri K (’20) (Students)

At the beginning of the semester, the fourth grade Explorers class raised the idea of getting a class pet. It was decided that students needed to earn it, so their teacher created a chart where they earned points for doing and acting in ways that showed responsibility. By the end of April, they had earned […]

  • Environmental Education
  • Student Stories

Students Build a Working Arcade out of Recycled Materials

April 29, 2015 by Gabri K (’20) (Students)

The Cardboard Box Challenge is a program that takes science, math, economics and especially Earth Day to a new level. Students had the chance to make arcade games out of an endless amount of recycled materials over four Sundays and during special recess periods once a week for  thirty-minutes. Third grader Zoe Kaiser-Blueth said, “I […]

  • STEM
  • Student Stories

Second Graders Build Musical Instruments out of Recycled Materials with Musician David Fenster

May 21, 2014 by Ari B (’20) (Students) Avital P (’20) (Students) Eitan N (’20) (Students) Eli H (’20) (Students) Gabri K (’20) (Students) JuJu J (’20) (Students) Lilli L (’20) (Students) Miriam G (’20) (Students) Samuel H (’20) (Students) Shoshana L (’20) (Students)

Did you know that there are many ways to make music from recycled cans? The second grade at JPDS-NC learned from an Israeli percussionist named David Fenster that music is everywhere, even in your body. He showed us how music comes from our heartbeat and our feet, as well as fruits, nuts, a bow and […]

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  • Project Based Learning
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