Daled 4 daled – 4th Year 
Morah Traci Stratford



Today in class we worked on:
9/17 – Today we went over the Barchu, the call to worship and practiced our reading fluency.  We began the first of two blessings in lesson 2, the Yotzeir Or.  This is a blessing we say in morning t’fillot (prayer services) before we say the Sh’ma.  Yotzeir Or, translates to creator of light, and this blessing praises and thanks G-d for the new day (light) and for G-ds numerous creations we continue to experience today.

We ended class a few review games– around the world and team tic-tac-toe that tested our Hebrew reading skills, vocabulary translation (Hebrew to English and English to Hebrew) and knowledge about both the Barchu and Yotzeir Or.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/17 – Practice reading: Barchu (pg 5) and Yotzeir Or Lines 1-5 (pg 13) in your workbook
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Today in class we worked on:
9/10 - Welcome back! It was so nice to meet everyone this afternoon and I’m looking forward to a great year together.  Today we jumped right into the first blessing- the Barchu. The Barchu is often referred to as the “call to worship” -it’s the first blessing in our prayer service and it summons us to pray together! It’s a call and response prayer and we all took turns leading the class and being the responding congregation. We spent a lot of time today in station rotations- Station 1: a siddur search, looking for the baruch in our sidur (prayer book) and looking for any context clues that would explain what the themes we find in the section of the service where the barchu is.. Station 2: vocabulary memory game. Station 3: reading practice.  We ended class today with kitot Alef, Bet and Gimmel — hearing the shofar. During this month of Elul leading up to the high holidays, we’re supposed to sound the shofar daily.   
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/10 –
Reading practice:  Practice reading the barchu (top two lines on page 5 in your workbook). 
Reminders: Please bring your workbook, a pen or pencil and tzedekah every week.