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Pre-Kindergarten Students Donate Mural to Children’s Hospital

Pre-Kindergarten students created a vibrant, large-scale mural which they donated to Children’s National Medical Center. The mural, titled “Teamwork, Love, and Togetherness,” was inspired by the artwork and social activism of Keith Haring. The donation to Children’s Hospital was inspired by the fact that in 1988, Keith Haring painted and displayed a mural on the White House lawn, which was then donated to the Children’s Hospital. The original painting has since been sold, but after …

Sixth Graders Author Original Short Stories in Spanish to Share with Bilingual Preschoolers

MILTON sixth grade Spanish students have been writing original short stories to share with preschool-aged children at a bilingual school. Since many of the children at this school are Spanish-speaking, our class wrote and illustrated beautiful books in that language for the five-year-old class. “I liked writing books in Spanish because it helped me connect me more with people who speak Spanish and a whole other culture,” reflected Alex A. Yesterday, the Spanish class visited …

Cultivating Global Competency, Design Thinking, and 21st Century Skills: Kindergartners Explore the Universal Languages of Childhood

This semester, Kindergarten students explored the theme of community through the lens of global competency. The students learned about the universal languages of childhood – fine arts, celebrations, and games/play – by learning about how children all around the world express these languages. Throughout the project, which was woven into all aspects of the curriculum, students honed their skills in research, writing, Design Thinking, math, science, and art. Our multidisciplinary project culminated in the creation …

Hebrew Students Get Creative – Enjoy our Students’ Presentations!

Students in the Elementary School are composing original texts in Hebrew, honing their expressive language skills through presentations, and sharing their creativity! Third grade students recently finished learning about the fall season, and wrote original stories about the season in Hebrew. They incorporated the information, vocabulary, and speech patterns that they learned over the past two months in their story lines. The students authored both fiction and nonfiction books, and produced multi-media art to accompany …

February 8, 2018 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Hebrew|Tags: Multimedia, Project Based Learning, Visual Arts|

Pre-Kindergartners Represent Identity and Emotions through Self-Portraiture

Our Pre-Kindergarten class began their year with the overarching theme of trying to understand our identity. Early on, a child said, “your identity is like yourself.” We decided to look at our identity through our feelings, because while our feelings don’t define us, they are an immeasurable part of us and we experience a multitude of them each day. Every day, we introduced children to new vocabulary – both linguistic and social-emotional – by defining …

February 1, 2018 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies|Tags: Multimedia, Visual Arts|

Students Create Sculptures and Paintings Inspired by Iconic Israeli Artists

As part of our yearlong celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday, students are learning about prominent Israeli art and artists, and creating paintings and sculptures inspired by these artists’ works. MILTON students were not only introduced to the works of the iconic artists, but to unique media, materials, and techniques as well. Second graders have been exploring the work of Sigalit Landau. Drawing inspiration from the topographical, historical, biblical, cultural, political and environmental realms of the Dead …

January 9, 2018 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Arts|Tags: Israel, STEAM, Visual Arts|

Immersive Learning Week Launches with Explorations of Digital Game Design, Law, and Biblical Art

Our first Immersive Learning Week had sixth graders doing deep dives into digital game design, the law, and biblical art. Each group learned foundations related to their subject and broadened their understanding through field trips, guest speakers, creative exploration and design, and reflection. The program concluded with an Immersive Learning Week Showcase in which the students shared their learning with each other. Immersive Learning Week is a week between trimesters. Guided by instructors, students work …

MILTON Students Commemorate Veterans Day

This year, MILTON is commemorating Veterans Day in a special way. Every grade created a video highlighting a special project or performance the students did to honor the holiday. Watch our students pay tribute to the beloved MILTON Veterans Day tradition and honor the service of our veterans through song, tikkun olam, performing arts, and more. Click on the photos below to watch each video: Sixth grade students visited the National Museum of American Jewish Military …

New York Times Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer Receives His Own Biography Written and Illustrated by MILTON Third Graders

Brad Meltzer – the #1 New York Times bestselling author and TV host – came to our school last year to speak with third graders about his biography series, a genre the students had been studying. The children were inspired by his stories about the early lives and challenges faced by the real American heroes that are his biographical subjects. They heard about Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Goodall, and Jim Henson, among others. They …

Reflections by Our Recent Graduates

Each member of the JPDS-NC Class of 2017 chose an artifact from their time at school to represent and reflect on what JPDS-NC has meant to them. The graduates shared their reflections in English and Hebrew at their Graduation Ceremony on June 16. Please enjoy their heartfelt thoughts and words. Read more >