Fifth grades students gathered in their classroom earlier this week with a computer, a smart board, a web camera and enormous anticipation for their first Mystery Skype. As part of this lesson, students asked each other questions to try to identify the geographic location of their school. The lesson focused on engaging in conversation, understanding the similarities and differences of other fifth grade students in the world, and how quickly and easily we can use technology to bring us closer together. Thank you to Mrs. Ankori, Mrs. Pollack, Ms. Cooper, and Ms. Simon.
Thank you to Netivot HaTorah Day School in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada for participating in our Mystery Skype!
|Jewish Science and Social Action Academy|
What happens when you combine neurology, martial arts, and social action? Students at Solomon Schechter School of Queens are finding out, transforming science and Torah learning into profoundly meaningful action.
Twenty middle schoolers met for the first time this week with Rabbi Sensai Gavriael Moskowitz in the opening session of our Jewish Science & Social Action Academy; aimed at utilizing martial arts therapy to combat disease and disability. Weekly sessions during lunch/recess will focus on the neurology of disease and disability, Jewish text, and martial arts techniques to support children struggling with pain.
Middle School student volunteers will lead the free community sessions for children with illness and disability. They will participate in outreach to hospitals, organizations and agencies who work with children with cancer and other illnesses and disabilities to invite them to come to our free programs. Students also will learn about legislative advocacy and will lobby local government and the private sector to support these initiatives. They will also engage in journalism to report on our programs. Bio-medical and bio-engineering research will be additional components of our program as students learn about the illnesses and disabilities of the children with whom we are working. Jewish text study will ground our initiative in the Mitzvot (commandments) and values of our tradition.
Go Math! Kindergarten-Grade 5 Online Academic Support
Solomon Schechter School of Queens has implemented a new mathematics program, Go Math!, beginning in the Kindergarten up to Grade 5. The new program is aligned with the more vigorous standards of the core curriculum in mathematics. The online component of the program gives parents and students the ability to access the textbooks and additional resources online from home.
To access this site, go to www-k6.thinkcentral.com, where you will see several boxes that require you to fill in information. Select New York for the State and Private for the district and enter your userid and password. You should have access to the textbook and other online resources. Should you have any questions regarding the program, please contact your child's teacher.
|Scholastic Book Fair|
Scholastic Book Fair comes to SSSQ. Don't miss this great event.
|Ed Tech & Social Media for Jewish Schools |
6:15 PM to 9:00 PM
SSSQ is hosting a free conference for educators that will focus on using Educational Technology and Social Media to enhance the quality of learning in Jewish Day Schools. Participants will be able to choose two out of a variety of workshops including: Blended Learning, Web 2.0 Tools, Class Blogs, Professional Learning
With Social Media, Google Drive, SMART Boards, Project Based Learning, iPads in the Classroom, and more. For more information and to register for the event, please click here
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|October 6, 2013 Reunion Classes of ’63-‘69|
|Fall 2013 High School Admissions Process Presentation|
|Challah Order Form Fall 2013|
|Middle School Office Hours|
|One page calendar 2013-2014|