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Third Graders Enjoy Exploration during Mystery Science Activities

January 2021 – Third graders have enjoyed utilizing Mystery Science, an interactive science program which aligns to Next Generation Science Standards and asks students to solve a mystery with each lesson. The lessons include explorations with interactive videos, discussion questions requiring students to make connections and inferences, and exciting hands-on activities.   Most recently, they studied the “Power […]

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Middle Schoolers Explore Creative Topics in Personal Interest Projects

Prior to Winter Break, Middle School students were introduced to Personal Interest Projects (PIP), an exciting opportunity that stems from the school’s goal to continue to prepare and inspire students to think and act as innovators and leaders in the 21st century. PIPs are project-based learning opportunities that afford students the ability to explore something they’ve […]

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Kesher Supports Jewish Family and Children’s Service Holiday Gift Drive

November 30 – Kesher, Pardes Jewish Day School’s parent organization, continues its efforts to support those in need in our local community. After a successful virtual Thanksgiving Food Drive, they have now turned their efforts to making the holidays special for several families and teens in need. The It’s a Wrap Drive, which is coordinated […]

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Lower School Students Explore Social-Emotional Skills Each Week

Pardes embraces the idea that social and emotional skills are essential to a comprehensive 21st century education. To that end, we’ve formalized our Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) this year by adding regular classes with School Counselor Jodi Woodnick.  Each SEL class starts with a Fist of 5, where students take a moment to think about their mood, […]

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Exploring Jewish Heritage though Supernatural Creatures

November 2020 – In Ms. Rubenstein’s Jewish studies classes, fourth and fifth graders recently started an exploration of Jewish heritage and history through the various “supernatural” creatures present in Jewish traditions. In this project-based learning exploration, students will answer the question: How do Jewish monsters teach us about our Jewish Heritage? Each student chose a creature in Jewish text […]

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Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Goes Virtual

Kesher, Pardes Jewish Day School’s parent organization, has launched its eighth annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in partnership with the Granada Primary School. While the look of the drive may be different, the urgency of providing the Thanksgiving food is just as critical this year. Pardes families and friends are invited to go to Target online […]

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Pardes Releases School Reopening Plan

July 21, 2020 – Pardes Jewish Day School released its School Reopening Plan to current and new Pardes families. The booklet details three different models of learning: On Campus Learning, Online Interactive Classroom Education and Virtual Attendance Remote Learning. The School Reopening Plan is comprehensive and multi-faceted with the ultimate goal of mitigating risks related […]

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8 Great Benefits of Project-Based Learning

Certain aspects of a strong, well-rounded education will never change. For instance, strong communication and partnership between teachers and parents will always play a central role in student success.  Best practices of instruction continue to evolve as educators learn more about cognition, student motivation, and the skills 21st century learners need to succeed. Project-Based Learning […]

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Let’s Talk: Helping our kids manage overwhelming feelings in difficult times

By Jodi Woodnick, School Counselor As we process the world around us, we collectively grieve. We grieve for lost months of school, graduations, sports seasons, and summers at camp, not to mention losses of life and expressions of sadness and anger all around us. And with grief comes a range of emotions from sadness to […]

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