5th grade

Morah Rachel Woolridge

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/17 – We began to learn about Shabbat and how it can be meaningful to us. Andrea led an activity for us to continue to get to know each other. We had Shira and T’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/17 – Name worksheet, please make sure to bring into class next week

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/10 –
1) We had our baby naming today!
2) Matthew and Morah Ari led 4th – 6th grade in shira.
3) We had a lovely service so that all our “babies” would have a Hebrew name. Then we had a Seudat Mitzvah reception afterwards to celebrate.
4) We enjoyed T’Fillah with 4th – 6th grade led by Rabbi Prass and Morah Ari.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/10 – Worksheet about name due 11/24

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/3 –
1) 4th – 6th grade had Shira with Morah Ari and Matthew.
2) In class, we are learning about the importance of a name. What exactly happens at a baby naming ceremony. We also looked at our names and what makes our names special.
3) Rabbi Prass, Morah Ari, and Matthew led 4th – 6th grade in T’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/3 – Bring “baby” to class and the food you were assigned.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/27 –
1) We reviewed all of the Jewish holidays that have happened this year already. Began to talk about the Jewish Life Cycles.
2) We had a special T’fillah and Shira where we joined with Gan – 6th grade for a whole school summer camp sing along (think Puff the magic dragon, MTA song) and Havdalah.
3) Then the 1st – 6th graders had a program about the Reform Movement’s summer camp. https://osrui.org/summer/
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/27 – None

Today in class we worked on:
10/20 – We reviewed Sukkot with a game. We also learned about Simchat Torah and the importance of the holiday and connected it to our lives. We also had Shira and T’fillah.

Today in class we worked on:
10/13 – It was a special morning in that, in advance of the Sukkot holiday we had a special program at CBA’s synagogue.
1) We began the session with an all school T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass and Morah Ari. We heard a story about sukkot, and we talked about the different ‘things’ in our synagogue space which make this space ‘holy’ vs a regular room. (aka eternal lamp, ark, etc.)
2) Our class joined the other grades in our Religious School, for a series of rotations related to the holiday. At each station we learned new things including possible themes and images we might want to assemble in our own sukkah and discussing broken items in our world today.
3) Additionally, we had the chance, with Rabbi Bellows to visit the Beth Am sukkah outside, sign our name on the 5780 panel, and shake the lulav/etrog.
4) With Rabbi Prass we talked about the situation of interning children at the US border with Mexico. This was done in an age appropriate way. Also, we didn’t discuss border policy, but rather focused on the living conditions those detained are going thru.
5) This was a lead in to our special Tzedakah project of the session, where our class, in conjunction with other Chicagoland synagogues, made packets of sanitary items for those women and yeladim.
6) We concluded with a very spirited shira session of ballads geared towards Chag HaSukkot with Morah Ari!
Chag Sameach to all!

Today in class we worked on:
10/6 – Learning about Yom Kippur but reading about it and doing some activities. As well as beginning to learn about Sukkot. We had Shira and sang our favorite songs, as well T’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/6 – Remember that we are not meeting at JCYS, but at the Synagogue on Abbot Court next Sunday!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/22 – We began to learn about Yom Kippur. We did various activities such agree, disagree, strongly agree, strongly disagree to different statements about working to better ourselves. We also started to read the chapter on Yom Kippur. We had Shira (ask your student what our class new favorite song is) and finished our day with T’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/22 – None

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/15 –
1)_ We continued to talk about Rosh Hashanah, we talked with our classmates about how we made this past year a sweet year and what we want to work on in the coming year. We also tested our knowledge on Rosh Hashanah with a game.
2) Also we had had Shira with Morah Ari and Matthew
3) We had T’fillah with Rabbi Prass, Morah Ari and Matthew.    
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/15 – None

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/8 – Got to know each other through ice breakers. Began to learn about Rosh Hashanah and how the holiday relates to our everyday lives. We ended the day with Shira with Morah Ari and Mathew
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/8 – None