Daled 4 daled – 4th Year

 

Morah June Fox

 

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.