Tuesday, April 30, 2013

4th and 5th Grade in Sacramento

The Kadima 4th and 5th graders have started their educational travel to Sacramento today!  After meeting bright and early at the airport this morning, they arrived in Sacramento and immediately started their day with a tour of the State Capitol and a visit with State Senator Fran Pavley.  After lunch, they departed for Caloma, 40 miles Northeast of Sacramento and home to Earthtrek Expeditions (Visit http://www.earthtrekexpeditions.com for more information about Earthtrek).  Earthtrek is based on the American River and is where gold was discovered in 1848 and kicked off the California Gold Rush.  This afternoon, students will engage in a Pioneer Woman Presentation and a Mountain Man Presentation, have dinner at Earthtrek and will then be heading back to their hotel.  Please be sure to enjoy the pictures below, showing a bit of the adventures that the students are experiencing.

Earthtrek - Pioneer Woman Presentation


The Great Seal at the Capitol


State Senate

Sacramento Here We Come!

Morning Briefing at the Airport

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Kadima 8th grade delegates are on Day 9 of their trip to Israel!  Students were off to a "Tiyul" - a trip- to the southern part of Israel, including the Dead Sea and Masada, which also including camel riding and fun adventures. 

Please enjoy the photographs below taken at the Dead Sea and at our sister school, Ort Yad Singolovski.

Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Hockey, White House, and More...

Supreme Court
8th Grade students in Washington DC continue to have an amazing visit.  Yesterday,  they completed  a tour of the Capitol Building, and had quick stops at the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court buildings.   They also spent time at the Ford Theatre and the Lincoln Museum.  Their day concluded with a hockey game at the Verizon Center - the Washington Capitals vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs.   
Kadima students with a WWII Veteran - Ed - who has a Purple Heart Medal
Today, students visited the Newseum, followed by a walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.  Afterwards, they spent time at the World War II Veterans Memorial. The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.  Kadima students were fortunate to witness an Honor Flight Chicago ceremony and meet a WWII veteran. Honor Flight Chicago is a non-profit organization that raises funds to commemorate WWII Veterans, in order to fly them to Washington DC and honor them as veterans.   To learn more about Honor Flight Chicago, visit veteranshttp://honorflightchicago.org/about/about.html.  

Capitol Building

Ford Theatre

Lincoln Museum

Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Washington DC: Natural History Museum, War Memorials and the Lincoln Memorial

Kadima 8th graders in Washington D.C. spent yesterday afternoon visiting the National Museum of Natural History, the Vietnam Veterans, Korean War Veterans and Lincoln Memorials and George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.  They concluded their day with dinner and a chance to exercise in the hotel gym. Chaperones report that students are engaged and excited to learn about the landmarks and history in place in Washington D.C.  To learn more about the landmarks and museums the students are visiting, visit the links to the following websites:

Monday, April 15, 2013

8th Grade Students in Washington D.C.

At the Airport
Kadima 8th grade students have a choice between two culminating trips - Israel or Washington D.C. The Washington D.C. trip ties into the 8th grade Social Studies curriculum and its emphasis on U.S. History. Students departed for Washington D.C. on Sunday morning and arrived safely by the afternoon where they met their tour guide, Justin Hillman. After checking into their hotel, they enjoyed dinner and a night tour of Washington's illuminated Monuments and Memorials.  Monday morning started with a Metro ride and a visit to the International Spy Museum, the National Archives and the National Museum of History.

Meeting the Tour Guide

Metro Station

On the Metro

The Spy Museum Briefing

The Spy Museum

The National Archives