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Kindergartners Eagerly Become Scientists of the Week

February 2021 – Recently, our kindergarten classrooms began the annual tradition of a weekly Scientist of the Week. Scientist of the Week is an opportunity for each kindergartner to prepare a science experiment at home and then present their experiment and findings to their whole classroom. The children enjoy learning and participating in peer-led activities, […]

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Musical Theater in the time of COVID-19: Introducing POD Plays

February 2021 – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts worldwide have been forced to adjust, and at Pardes, it is no exception. The traditional Lower School fall and spring shows have taken a back seat this school year to our creative, new adventure – The Pardes Pod Plays.   Mrs. Jennifer Adams, our musical theater […]

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Seventh and Eighth Graders Enjoy Connecting with Peers in Israel

February 2021 – Pardes seventh and eighth graders are participating in an exciting school year long partnership program with Yachad (meaning together in Hebrew), a school in Modi’in, Israel.  This incredible opportunity was developed by the Hebrew teachers at Pardes and the English teachers at Yachad.    There is a three tier plan for the […]

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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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Meet Art Teacher Hannah Carter

We welcome Mrs. Carter as our new Art teacher this year! Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I feel a real sense of community at Pardes. The faculty and students are committed to what they are doing and there is a shared love of learning amongst everyone on […]

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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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