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Second Grade Ingenuity on Display at DC Expo

June 9, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Second graders learned about Washington, D.C. through the lens of the departments that help make the city run. Students worked together in small groups based on the department of their choice such as the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Public Safety. Each group identified the strengths and weaknesses of their department […]


Milton Students Win Regionals in Cadena Social Entrepreneurship Competition

April 26, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to eighth graders Mira E. and Gabriella K.-E. on winning first place in the Cadena Initiative Regional Competition and kol hakavod to Nava F., Eleanor F., and Ilana K. who were named finalists in the social entrepreneurship competition. The Cadena Initiative challenges middle school students to develop projects that mitigate the effects of disease, […]


Kindergarteners Dream, Design the Milton Friendship Festival

January 2, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kindergarten re-imagined their Bayit Patuach (Open House) event by launching an interactive event for visiting families that the children dubbed the”Milton Friendship Festival.” In Kindergarten, the overarching theme for the year is community. The teachers decided a study of friendship would be a meaningful way to take a closer look at our community and would […]


Multi-Disciplinary Exploration of Identity in Pre-K

January 2, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Identity has proven to be a meaningful entry point to children in early childhood as it gives them opportunities to recognize, identify, experience, and celebrate the many components of what make them who they are. Our Pre-K teaching team worked with intention to create meaningful, multi-disciplinary opportunities engaging the children to make connections across the […]


Students Build Miniature Mishkan, Enhancing In-Depth Study of Shemot

May 22, 2019 by Reut S. (’20) (Students) Shoshana L (’20) (Students)

Seventh grade students built a mini-Mishkan as part of our learning the end of Sefer Shemot. First, we were assigned partners and objects to research and build. Next, we looked through the last two parashiot in Shemot, Vayakhel and Pekudei, to find out how our objects looked and the ways they were built. To ensure […]


Guiding Children to be Empathetic Thinkers and Doers – The Rock Creek Park Tzedakah Box Project

May 16, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

In first grade, MILTON students engage in an in-depth study of Rock Creek Park that includes its flora, fauna, and history, as well as the problems that the park faces. This year, students were interested in adding a tzedakah component to the Rock Creek Park unit. Students formed a tzedakah committee, and determined that they […]


MILTON students made a Board Book for their Teacher’s Baby

April 15, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Sixth grade students made board books for their teacher’s baby based on their learning in her Judaic Studies class. The students had learned about Masechet Rosh Hashana, a practice during the Mishna time period of witnesses seeing the new moon and being examined by the Jewish Court to decide when to start each Hebrew month. […]


Milton Educators Learn with Leading Experts at Early Childhood Conference

November 27, 2018 by Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

Nine Milton early childhood educators recently participated in the NAEYC (National Alliance for the Education of Young Children) conference at the Washington Convention Center. They attended engaging professional development sessions on Curriculum, Teaching and Instructional Practice, Assessment, Cognitive Development, and more. Session topics included: What would Mr. Rogers do?,” “Project-Based Learning: Standards, Assessment, and Examples,” […]


Sixth Grade Documentary Film Premieres

June 8, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

On June 4, MILTON sixth graders showcased a documentary film they produced as part of their year-long study of leadership, collective memory, and institutional change. The project was part of MILTON’s inaugural Scholar’s Forum, an innovative anchor of the new Moses Family Middle School curriculum. Students learned from parent and community experts about archival research, interview […]


MILTON Hosts Community Day of Learning for Local Educators

May 22, 2018 by Melissa Davis (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON’s early childhood academic team hosted another Community Day of Learning for educators in the Washington area last week. Thirteen educators from four area schools, including Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in DC, Beauvoir in DC, Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg, and Ohr Chadash in Baltimore, participated in a day of professional development focusing on […]


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