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This week the 4th and 5th grade students worked on Tu B’svhat writing projects. In celebration of trees and nature for Tu B’shvat, the 5th Grade read The Giving Tree and discussed what it was really about. Then they each wrote short essays about intangible gifts they 
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The Monday before students returned after winter break, all elementary school teachers attended a professional development workshop discussing executive functioning skills to support our students. Executive functioning is the self-regulated mental process that enables us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. 
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Dear BYDS Families, Just yesterday as I was walking the school halls, I reflected about our students’ “character”. There is a lot of buzz around about how perseverance, resilience, and grit are essential to keeping learners engaged in learning. What I saw in our classrooms, 
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After spending several days learning the physics of “spinning things” (centripetal force, balance, momentum, friction, center of gravity, etc.), 5th grade was challenged to design their own dreidel. A day was spent reviewing the difference between scientists and engineers and specifically how engineers use their designs 
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Last week many of our families celebrated Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the day that we have put aside in our calendar to display our thanks to those around us including, family, friends, and neighbors. Many families take this day to spread kindness through good deeds, such 
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Have you heard? Have you seen? We have a brand new and exciting addition to our Early Childhood… The BEAM Interactive Projector!  BEAM is a projection screen that is mounted into the ceiling and turns any floor into an outdoor playground! This innovative system allows 
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We had such a fun morning celebrating our DEAR Dads! CDO through Pre-K got to show their classrooms off to their guests and explain all the fun activities they do in their classes. Each group also got to feel like a red carpet celebrity posing 
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Each day our kids come to school to learn not only core subjects, but life skills. At BYDS part of our mission is to guide and teach our students about Respect, Cooperation, Gratitude, Integrity, and Responsibility. If you notice, our 5 Life Skills have a common 
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This week we began our monthly Torah Service. See below for pictures capturing the service. We teach Torah in a way that students learn to respect the integrity of the text. While the Torah is certainly a difficult text, it is one which is integral 
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The issue looks at ways that Jewish day schools find creative ways to increase and maximize their resources. In the first section, authors explore the partnerships that day schools forge with organizations in their community and beyond, to help raise money, foster teacher development, support 
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