Daled 4 daled – 4th Year

 

Morah June Fox

 

Today in class we worked on:
5/15 – I went over the students’ Final Evaluations and explained how they did on the assessment. I told them this assessment is to show what they have accomplished and to point out what they will need to work on over the summer and next year. I am very proud of all the accomplishments that we shared together this year. I know that they care and are really wonderful kids. As parents you should be very proud of your children as I am!!!I will miss the Yeladim very much. We ended the class with HTM (Hebrew Through Movement) vocabulary words using Tic Tac Toe. I believe the teams did a great job. We then went to Pizza dinner. I want to thank all of the parents for the thoughtful and generous gifts that I received today. I adore your children and it was my pleasure to be with them this year. Have a peaceful and super summer.
Please remind your children to always practice their prayers.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
5/8 – The students took the End of the Year assessment. At the end of the session we had our final Hebrew school T’fillah. I am very proud of all the accomplishments that we shared together this year. I know that they care and are really wonderful kids. As parents you should be very proud of your children…I am!!!
Please remind your children to always practice the prayers.
Next week is our last Hebrew class. We’ll be reviewing our tests, playing a few games and celebrating the end of the school year with our final pizza dinner.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
5/1 –
1) Students worked on a Mad Lib using Heblish to fill in blanks. They are getting so good with the Hebrew sounds.
2) I am continuing to assess the students on the prayers for peace. Students reading has improved and they should be working on fluency.
3) We continued to work on all prayers for peace. Oseh Shalom was choreographed and the kids’ sang this prayer. We spoke about when and why we say this prayer.
4) We shared all of the interpretations from last week. We had a great discussion on peace and the lack of peace around the world. Then , I asked the students to list all of the words, feelings, when they think of peace.
Homework to be completed by next class:
Next week is the End of year Evaluation. Please have your children bring a pencil (they seem to disappear.)
Please remind your children to practice the prayers.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/24 –
1) Students worked on a Mad Lib using Heblish to fill in blanks. They are getting so good with the Hebrew sounds.
2) I am continuing to assess the students on the prayers for peace. Students reading has improved and they should be working on fluency.
3) We began Oseh Shalom and will continue next week with the choreography.
4) Students were to discuss why this prayer is so important and why do we recite this prayer. Then they were to illustrate an interpretation of this prayer. We will share next week.
5) We went to T’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
Please remind your children to practice the prayers. Some students still need to recite Shalom Rav page 83 and Sim Shalom page 86. Students can click on the middle Torah to practice Sim Shalom. I will be assessing again.
Chag Sameach to you and your family

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/17 –
1) Students worked on a Mad Lib using Heblish to fill in blanks.
2) Working on meaning and vocabulary and root words of the Prayers for Peace. We had a discussion on Rodeph Shalom, “pursuer of peace”. What does it mean to go after peace. Does it just happen? What qualities does one need to have to bring peace? We had an interesting discussion. We added Shalom Bayit, peace in our home.
3) Students practiced their Passover story and the moral of the Passover story told through their eyes . They presented this at the model Seder. Students did a good job. Here is their presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHZgVrZ6vyw
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/17 – Please remind your children to practice the prayers.
Chag Sameach to you and your family

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/10 –
1) Students worked on a sentence in Heblish. Students rewrote the Hebrew sounds to make the English word.
2) I continue to assess on Sim Shalom and Shalom Rav, pages 83 and 86. Students need to practice at home.
3) Working on meaning and vocabulary of the Prayers for Peace.
4) Students are working on the Passover story and the moral of the Passover story told through their eyes . They will be presenting this at the model Seder.
5) Next week is our model Seder and our class presentations. Some students are still workington their presentations. Please ask them if they need to practice or do some work for their presentation.
6) Please remind your children to practice the prayers.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/10 – 1) Click on the Shin and enter level 9, B’rchat Shalom, and then click on the upper Torah scroll to practice Shalom Rav and Sim Shalom for next week.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/3 –
1) 5 min quiz
2) Heblish sentence made by student.
3) Finish assessing students while rest work on pages 88 (Sim Shalom) and 89 context page.
4) we worked on Hebrew School Model Passover and presentation.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/3 – Work on Shalom Rav pg. 83 be ready to be assessed. Next Sim Shalom pg. 86

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/20 –
1) Students had a 5 min quiz and a student was in charge of writing, in Heblish, a sentence. Students rewrote the word in English. I returned the Rabbi Quiz to students and they are to show them to you. Some students still have a difficult time on the vowel portion.
2) I assessed those that I needed to on the G’vurah. Some students still need to practice and be ready after break.
3) I introduced the next prayers all about peace, starting with Shalom Rav. We discussed what peace meant to them. Also, why peace so important. Great discussions.
4) The class was leading the T’fillah today, so they practiced their paragraph aloud.
5) We then went to T’fillah and saw many wonderful parents. Students did a great job and were very pleased with themselves. What a great learning activity.
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/20 –
1) Click on the Shin and enter level 9, B’rchat Shalom, and then click on the upperTorah scroll to practice Shalom Rav for next week. 2) Some students, who have not been assessed, asked for another week to practice prayer lines 5-8 on pg. 61 G’vurot part of the Amidah.

Thank you and have a wonderful and peaceful Spring Break. See you on April 3.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/13 –
1) Students had a quiz from the Rabbi and worked on a Heblish sentence.
2) We worked on the Shoresh (root words) koof,, daled, shin for holiness, which is part of the word. Check out page 77 in text and see the words that students learned with this shoresh. We practiced a lot of reading today, and finding words.
3) We reviewed Kedusha and the choreography that goes with it. Students discussed what it mean to be respectful to someone.
4) We discussed what it meant to be a Shame Tov, good name. Interesting discussion on those students decided were people who have a good name and those that do not .
5) Remember that next Wednesday, March 20th is the Daled will lead the prayer service.
6) We ended with playing Hangman with words that have melech, King, in them, and then pizza dinner.
7) Time just goes too quickly …. Thank you for sharing your kids with me!!!
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/13 –
1) Click on the koof and enter level 8, Kedusha, and then click on the Torah scroll to practice for next week. 2) Practice prayer lines 5-8 on pg. 61 G’vurot part of the Amidah if you have not been assessed.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/6 –
1) Begin Chapter 8. Page 72 Kedusha and Shoresh: koof, daled, shin. Students work independently and go over answers with volunteers. Work on part of Kedusha reading, choreography and chanting, page 73. Again, work independently and then share answers.

2) Page 74 Practice reading, choreography and chanting and reading the English and discussing. Students will be responsible to be quizzed on lines 1-4 next week. Break up the prayer for students’ assessments. Lines 1-4 for 13th, lines 5-8, and 9-10 for 20th. (Skip 4,6,7)
3) We worked on our t’fillah with Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/6 – Continue with the homework on computer:
1)Click on the Root to enter level 8 to practice.
2)Practice reading the G’vurah lines 1-4 and then 5-8. Some students were already assessed on 1-4. I will assess next week.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/27 –
1) Students had a 5 minute quiz and we started a discussion on the injustice presented to us in the Purim Megillah.
2) We discussed Refuah Shalma, Me-sha-ba-rach (healing the sick) prayers. The students were familiar with this prayer and new the tune from services. We worked on the meaning and the reading of the prayer.
3) We worked on the Shoresh (root words) for compassion and mercy, (Resh , Chet , Mem).
4) We discussed what makes a hero. We spoke of our ancestor heroes weeks ago when being introduced to the G’vurot prayer. So, today students designed a “Wanted Poster” of their own Hero. Students were to write the qualities their hero possessed with a picture. I will send them home next week. It would be fun for you to check out their posters and see who they chose.
5) Rabbi Prass discussed with class the upcoming prayer service where Daled will lead.
6) Time just goes too quickly …. Thank you for sharing your kids with me!!!
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/27 –
1) Click on cue and play Root Blocks with keys roots; resh, fey, aleph, and chet, yud, hey, and fey 2) Practice prayer lines 5-8 on pg. 61 G’vurot part of the Amidah. I will be quizzing !!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/20 –
1) Many students were absent today. I missed having a full class!
2) Students were assessed on the beginning of the G’vurot section of the Amidah, pg.61. Please have your child practice and check the homework. I will assess those that were absent next week. And, work on vocabulary on pg.62 in text.
3) Excellent discussions on strength and power of our people in history and today. We discussed last week’s homework…..who were the up standers and who were the bystanders in our history and today.
4) Students had a quiz and a Heblish statement to work on and played Hebrew Hangman.
5) Next week we will talk about Refuah Shalma, Me-sha-ba-rach (healing the sick) prayers.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/20 –
1) Students who need to be assessed are to practice lines 7-9 of the Amidah on page 49. When I assess them last week , many were not prepared.
2) Practice prayer lines 1-4 on pg. 61
Thank you,
Morah Fox
GO TO : ONLINE LEARNING CENTER (OLC) Click on the large Aleph on right side of Ark to enter level 6. Next click on the Torah scroll to practice reading Avot V’Emaot

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/13 –
1) We continued assessing reading the last 3 lines of the Amidah page 49, the Avot V’Emaot lines 7-9. Many students were not prepared, so I will assess next week for those students.
2) We began to discuss the 2nd part of the Amidah, the G’vurah . We talked about G-d’s power and a person with power and strength can help others. Great discussions.
3) We began conversations on what does it mean to “free the captives”. Discussing standing up for what is right, stop the bullying, standing up for the “little” guy and why should we help others.
4) We all went to a delicious pizza dinner and actually continued with table talk.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/12 –
1) Students who need to be assessed are to practice lines 7-9 of the Amidah on page 49.
2)Students are to work on page 59 in text and draw. I will be checking as soon as they walk in to class (this was last week’s homework).
3) Students are to explain to the class the difference between an Upstander and a Bystander and relate to the freeing of captives. Answering the question of why should I help someone?

GO TO : ONLINE LEARNING CENTER (OLC) Click on the large Aleph on right side of Ark to enter level 6. Next click on the Torah scroll to practice reading Avot V’Emaot.
Always PRACTICE THE 6 PRAYERS (BORCHU, YO’TSER Or, MA’ARIV AHRAVIM , SHEMA, V’Ahavtah and Mi Chomocha) If you only have time for one prayer ..practice the V’ahavtah

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/6 –
1) We began with a story of how their parents named them in Hebrew and English. This was very interesting!!
2) We continued assessing reading the first part of the Amidah, the Avot V’Emaot lines 4-6.
3) We worked on the choreography of the Amidah.
4) We discussed Chasadim Tovim, Acts of Loving Kindness. Each student shared what they do for the mitzvah of Chasadim Tovim. This class had a lot of wonderful mitzvoth that they shared, which fulfilled our Jewish value.
5) We all went to T’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/6 – Students are to practice lines 7-9 of the Amidah on page 49.  Students are to work on page 59 in text and finish the page. If they do not go on the computer to do this, then they can just write and finish in their books. I will be checking.

GO TO : ONLINE LEARNING CENTER (OLC) Click on the large Aleph on right side of Ark to enter level 6. Next click on the Torah scroll to practice reading Avot V’Emaot.
Always PRACTICE THE 6 PRAYERS (BORCHU, YO’TSER Or, MA’ARIV AHRAVIM , SHEMA, V’Ahavtah and Mi Chomocha) If you only have time for one prayer ..practice the V’ahavtah

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/23 –
1) I assessed the students on the reading of the first three lines of the Avot V’Emaot. Students did a great job.
2) We worked on the meaning of the prayer and practiced the next three lines of the paragraph. I will assess them next week. There were activities that the students worked on practicing writing and reading. We the talked about our Jewish ancestors being our first family. Students talked about their own family up to grandparents and some great grandparents and then they proceeded to make a family tree. I thought this might be a challenge, however, the students all came prepared and did a great job on their tree. All were created differently.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/23 – Next week: students need to bring in the person or person’s name they were named after, in English and Hebrew. Also, be able to tell something about that person(s). We will share and maybe learn how families decide to name their kiddos.

GO TO : ONLINE LEARNING CENTER (OLC) Click on the large Aleph on right side of Ark to enter level 6. Next click on the Torah scroll to practice reading Avot V’Emaot.
Always PRACTICE THE 6 PRAYERS (BORCHU, YO’TSER Or, MA’ARIV AHRAVIM , SHEMA, V’Ahavtah and Mi Chomocha) If you only have time for one prayer ..practice the V’ahavtah

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/16 –
1) I assessed the students on the reading of the Mi Chamocha. Great job by all.
2) We began the first part of the Amidah, the Avot V’Emaot first 3 lines.
3) Students talked about their Jewish ancestors and if they knew anything about their family ancestry. This lead to a great discussion and their homework. The longest part of the discussion was to figure out what was an ancestor. I just loved listening to their answers!
4) Students played Around the World game with vocabulary words.
5) We then went to T’fillah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
Students are to find out about their ancestors so they can make a family tree. The tree doesn’t have to go past their grandparents. It does not have to be elaborate. I especially would like them to know with whom they were named after. It may not be from the tree! Students bring notes to class and then we will design the tree. (The tree can be finished at home, if you prefer to work with your child. It can be hand done or be done on line and sent to me in google doc or email. ) I asked the students to bring their devices if they prefer not to use paper and markers.

GO TO : ONLINE LEARNING CENTER (OLC) Click on the large Aleph on right side of Ark to enter level 6. Next click on the Torah scroll to practice reading Avot V’Emaot.
Always PRACTICE THE 6 PRAYERS (BORCHU, YO’TSER Or, MA’ARIV AHRAVIM , SHEMA, V’Ahavtah and Mi Chomocha) If you only have time for one prayer ..practice the V’ahavtah

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/9 – HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!
We began our day with a Heblish statement and a short quiz. Students said they forgot some of the letters and vowels. I assured them that they will remember after we begin class.
1) We reviewed the beginning of the chapter introducing the Mi Chamocha – Song of the Sea, where we discussed Israelites crossing the Reed Sea and singing and praying as they are running away from Egypt. This is a song of the gift of freedom. Again, I asked the students… why does this sound familiar to you? Do you know what event and holiday we are referring to? Actually, when we began to read the first three lines, students broke out in song. Then, I proceeded to tell them there are more lines to learn. Their reaction was, like really???
2) We practiced the reading the full prayer of the Mi Chamocha. I showed them the song in the Chumash. I explained that this song is read from Exodus in the Torah. We had a great discussion.
3) Students worked in pairs and did games and puzzles in their text. We ended with a game called on the way to Israel, I brought with me …….With this game we learned vocabulary words.
Homework to be completed by next class:
“The Tip” game in lesson 5 on the computer. Practice the prayer of the week …MiChamocha and the review practice on the V’Ahavtah

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/19 –
1) We began a new chapter introducing the Mi Chamocha – Song of the Sea. We discussed Israelites crossing the Reed Sea and singing and praying as they are running away from Egypt. This is a song of the gift of freedom. I asked the students… why does this sound familiar to you? Do you know what event and holiday we are referring to? Actually, when we began to read the first three lines, students broke out in song. Then, I proceeded to tell them there are more lines to learn. Their reaction was, like really???
2) We then moved on to discuss Pidyon Shvuyim (redeeming captives). We discussed the meaning. Students had many thoughts to share for example: helping the homeless and less fortunate then we all are. I then posed more questions to them. For example: What about the world we live in now? Are we all able to practice our own beliefs? Are we able to express our own opinions as Jews and other religious groups. There was a deep discussion about religious freedom today 2018.
3) We ended our lesson with sharing something they do to help others less fortunate.
4) Pizza dinner
Homework to be completed by next class:
Homework is to practice reading the V’Ahavtah (pg. 33). Everyone will have a line to read after break as a quiz. Students will not know which line I will choose for them. Also, if time, OLC click on the large Vav on right side of ark enter level 4. Next, click on the Torah scroll to practice reading the 4 previous prayers..Borchu, Yotser Or, Ma’ariv Ahravim, Shema. For fun check out Carnival Duck level 5.
Have a restful and fun break.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/12 –
1) Students took a letter and vowel quiz today, prepared by the Rabbi. After grading them, most students improved! I will pass them back on Wednesday.
2) We continued our discussion of the Shema and the V’Ahavtah’s meaning.
3) The theme of V”Ahavtah is our love for Hashem. Students identified the root word for love, Aleph,Hey, Vav and proceeded to find the root in the following. A’’Havas Rabah ( abundant love), A’’Havas Olam (love of the world) and V’’Ahavtah ( and you shall love)
4) Your children were great and as we discussed more of the V’Ahavtah . I want students to not just chant this prayer but to understand the meaning of the words.
5) We discussed what we admire in the people we love. Students came up with wonderful qualities of love. How do we show our love to Hashem?
6) We ended with a Siddur challenge and playing Hangman with the words we learned in this chapter.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/12 –
Practice reading the V’Ahavtah (pg. 33). Everyone will have a line to read next week a a quiz. Students will not know which line I will choose for them.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/5 –
1) Heblish : What rituals did you and your family do this week? Write answers in Heblish on the board . We took a 5 min. letter and vowel quiz.
2) We continued our discussion of the Shema and the V’Ahavtah’s meaning.
3) Students worked on one line in the V’Ahavtah and illustrated the meaning of the line and then we shared. We discussed the meaning of love and mitzvoth in their lives.
4) We had a mezuzah parchment to look at and see what is written inside and to see the Shadai on the outside. We spoke about the meaning and the where and why we put the mezuzah on our doorposts. The Rabbi shared different Mizuzot with us and the students were excited to see and touch them. “Some are so beautiful,” said a student. They all witnessed the large Shin and the large Ayin on the Shema parchment. This made last week’s lesson real.
5) Your children were great and as we discussed the V’Ahavtah . I want students to not just chant this prayer but to understand the meaning and be able to read the words.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/5 – Go to Behrman House and click on the Vav to enter level 4. Then click on the Torah scroll and practice reading.
In the text, students can click on the word Melech (mem, lamed, and chuf). Students can do “quick match” to review vocabulary.

Parents: Please sign the Rabbi’s assessment which was handed back on Nov. 7th for students to share with you. I will collect them.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/28 –
1) Heblish : What were some things you were thankful for on Thanksgiving? Write answers in Heblish on the board .
2) We continued our discussion of the Shema and its meaning.
3) Students worked together on the root words given in this chapter.
4) We discussed what it is to be a witness to something. Then we looked at the Shema (first line and saw a difference in the lettering). There was a large Ayin in the beginning and a large Daled at the end. So, we discussed that together they make the Hebrew word “aide” (Ayin Daled). This word means witness. When we perform a mitzvah we are a witness to Hashem. So, I asked students what does it mean to be a witness. We discussed personal knowledge of something, that you saw a particular event, a fact, or made a true statement. We discussed witnessing the snow falling and causing beauty and yet difficulties. We discussed feeding the poor and working in a soup kitchen, visiting sick people, helping shovel the snow for others who cannot, cleaning the garage without being asked, etc. Students came up with many things that made them a witness to Hashem. Therefore, performing ( the doing) was a mitzvah.
5) Your children were great and we discussed a lot preparing for the V’Ahavtah . I want students to not just chant this prayer but to understand the meaning and be able to read the words. We will begin next week.
Homework to be completed by next class:
Go to Behrman House and click on the Vav to enter level 4. Then click on the Torah scroll and practice reading.

Parents: Please sign the Rabbi’s assessment which was handed back on Nov. 7th for students to share with you. I will collect them.
Thank you

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/16 –
1) Heblish : “Who did you listen to this week?” Write in Heblish on board and then answer in Heblish in spiral.
2) We had a letter practice quiz. Students need to practice reading letters and vowels.
3) We began our prayer study of the Shema. We discussed what it is to listen and understand. We talked about what is a pledge, commitment, and a promise. Students shared.
4) We began the Shema with the first two sentences in Hebrew. Please ask your students why we read the second line, (Baruch Shame….) quietly and only on Yom Kippur we read it out loud.
5) All seemed fluent in this. In our text, students worked on puzzles and a word sleuth.
6) We began our root discussion using letters mem, lamed, kaf. We read words that had the root word.
Next class, we will begin the V’Ahavtah in chapter 4.
7) We ended the day with a pizza dinner!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.
Homework to be completed by next class:
Practice by saying the Shema ( 2 lines) every morning and evening if you can. Be ready for assessment on first 2 lines.
Parents: Please sign the Rabbi’s assessment which was handed back on Nov. 7th for students to share with you. I will collect them when we return after break.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/7 –
1) Heblish : “What is your favorite subject in school?” Write in Heblish on
board and then answer in Heblish in spiral.
2) We had a letter practice on the board. They were quizzed later .
3) We continued our prayer Ma’Ariv Ah’ravim where each student read lines to
me that they were to practice at home. While that was happening, the rest of the
students worked on the, “ How Do You Do” exercise .
4) Students then tested each other on lines from the prayer. They are to practice
all the lines on page 23 for next week.
5) Next the students worked on a fun and creative learning project. Students
were to take and use as many “Howdy Do’s” to create a rebus story or a children’s
book, or skit. This was done in partnerships. (Words are on page 22 if
you are interested.) We will continue next week.
6) We ended the day with T’fillot
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/7 – Tile Tip game on level 2 Yotser/Ma’Ariv on computer.
On page 23 there are vocabulary words, the students need to draw a sun
or moon over the words, and answer the question.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/24 –
1)Today in class we began with a Rabbi quiz on letters and vowels. We then had. A quick Heblish sentence.
2) I introduced the entire Ma’Ariv Ah’ravim prayer (said before the evening Shema) and the meaning. I will assess students reading lines 1-4 page 17, on November 7. Students read lines 1-10 in class and they checked each other through a game. Meanings of all the lines were also read and discussed.
3) Students worked on a prayer puzzle and then created a meaningful prayer. They also were given some prayer starters to help them. However, this class went right to the task and came up with beautiful prayers. So genuine!!! You would all be so proud of their thoughts.
5) Lastly, I showed the students a T’chart where they were able to see same and differences in the two prayers from this chapter.
6) Students can also check out the OLC (Online Learning Center). I check this 1x a week. There is a Tile Tip game in Level 2 that they can play to help with the 2 prayers( Yotser and Ma’ Ahriv).

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/17 –
1) Heblish :Students took the rhyme, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” and used Hebrew letters and sounds and rewrote the rhyme.
2) We had a letter practice on the board. They were quizzed later .
3) We continued our prayer Yo’tser Or speaking about light and its importance to the world. A new word Hamorot, heavenly lights, was introduced. After a discussion the students had time to partner up and draw as many heavenly lights in the world as they discussed.
4) Students practiced reading by playing popcorn. Each student then read the line that they practiced for homework.
5) We discussed G’melut Hassadim, with loving kindness, and shared what act of kindness they performed this week. (How did you behave toward others this week??)
6) We ended the day with T’fillah, led by Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/17 – Students should click on the bottom Torah scroll (online) and practice reading the next prayer Maariv Aravim or they can use their text and practice page 17. Question for students…..Can you find the longest word in the prayer??

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/10 –
1) Heblish :Students did very well using Hebrew letters and sounds. Remember,
we may start in English and then proceed as year goes on to Hebrew. Students seemed to have fun using the Hebrew sounds and reviewing their letters. It was a long summer without practice.
2) We began by reviewing the Barchu. We continued with
Lesson 2 in our book, pages 12-14 discussing the next prayer Yo’tser Or. We spoke about light and its importance to the world.
3) Our next discussion was on G’melut Hassadim and what it means. Students
discussed with a partner about ways one can show loving kindness to others. This prayer is said before the morning Sh’ma and how this word relates to adding peace to the world by doing good deeds.
4) Pizza dinner
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/10 – Students have one line to practice, on page 13, for next week. They know their line number.
I asked students to practice their letters and the Yo’ster Or prayer.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/3 –
1) This week, the Heblish sentence was “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Students did very well using Hebrew letters and sounds. Remember, we may start in English and then proceed as year goes on to Hebrew. Students seemed to have fun using the Hebrew sounds and reviewing their letters. It was a long summer without practice.
2) Each student had 7 seconds to tell about something they learned about Sukkot. Fun!
3) We finished Lesson 1 in our book, pages 8-11. ( Reminder: This text is new for your students. They will bring it back to school each week. There will be a page given for the homework using the online Behrman sight )
4) Students reviewed and took a very quick final letter and vowel assessment. I will be giving a quick review each time we meet and then students will have an exit quiz before they leave. This will give me a continual up to date assessment where they might need help with the reading of the prayers.
5) We practiced how to say boruch habah (masculine) and borucha habaah( feminine) meaning, WELCOME. We also learned the plural for feminine and masculine. Interested, check out page 8 in the text.
6) Students then created a WELCOME sign, in Hebrew, to hang in Rabbi’s office. Good time had by all!
7) Students took turns reading aloud and learning different ways to spell G-d in Hebrew.
Parents: Please have your student bring their supplies to school. The supply list was in my welcome letter sent at the beginning of the year. Also, we ask for the students to bring a water bottle with them. They can fill this at school.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/3 – I asked students to practice their letters and the Barchu prayer by reading aloud and not rushing. I want them to go on the Online Learning Center and check it out. It is a fun way to learn. The first assignment is to click on the Carnival Duck game.They must splash words that are part of the Barchu. Use the clue word baruch. (Level 1)

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/26 – 1) We began with introductions about ourselves by using the fun activity called “2 truths and a lie!!!” I proceeded with class expectations and shared Hebrew names.
2) Every week, I will put on the board a Heblish sentence. It may start in English and then proceed as year goes on to Hebrew. We use Hebrew letters and sounds to match the English sounds. The sentence this week was : Cubs need to win big time! Students seemed to have fun using the Hebrew sounds and reviewing their letters. It was a long summer without practice.
3) We began Lesson 1 in our book. (This text is new for your students. They will bring it back to school each week. There will be a page given for the homework using the online Behrman sight.)
The first prayer to study is the Boruchu. We practiced pages 4-7, which you may want to see.
4) Students reviewed and took a very quick final letter and vowel assessment. I will be giving a quick review each time we meet and then students will have an exit quiz before they leave. This will give me a continual up to date assessment where they might need help with the reading of the prayers.
5) We ended with Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) by reviewing basic word list. Good time had by all!

Parents:
Please have your student bring their supplies to school. The supply list is on the website. Also, we ask for the students to bring a water bottle with them. They can fill this at school.
Homework to be completed by next class: 9/26 – Nothing is due on October 5!!
I asked students to practice their letters and the boruchu prayer by reading aloud and not rushing. I want them to go on the Online Learning Center and check it out. It is a fun way to learn.