Gimel 3 gimel – 3rd Year 
 
Morah Yelena Kramer

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
5/14 – We reviewed the final Evaluation that we took last week. We went over the answers as well any questions that the students had. We talked about what they liked and didn’t like as well any suggestions on how to improve Hebrew School. We played a few Hebrew games. We used the words from the book that we learned throughout the year. We also enjoyed our last school year pizza diner. While enjoying the pizza the students talked about any summer plans that they had.
Homework to be completed by next class:
5/14 – Thank you to everyone for the effort that you put in throughout the school year. Enjoy your summer and don’t forget your Hebrew!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
5/7 – The students had final evaluation that contains 3 parts:
Reading section
Written section
Letters and vowels
After that we had our last T’fillah this school year. The students had a conversation with Rabbi Prass about Israel, both of for Israel’s Independence Day and the current situation. At the end of the T’fillah students and Rabbi Prass gave presents to teachers. It was very nice.
Dear students and yours parents. Thank you for an amazing gift card and very cozy blanket.
Homework to be completed by next class:
5/7 – Review the all words that we learned through the school year (see last two pages in your book). That will help you to play game next Tuesday.

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:
4/30 – We started our class with checking the homework. After that all students got a summary of all the chapters and we checked each chapter starting from the first one. At the end of the class I divided the student for 3 groups. They were asking to write a story and include Hebrew word that they learn this year or earlier. The students presented their stories. The students wrote nice and funny stories.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/30 – Review all chapters. Be ready for a final that includes memorizing words, reading, understanding roots, letters and vowels.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/23 – We started our class with reviewing the homework on p87.
We practiced reading on p88-89.
We completed the p.91-93
We had our monthly Tefilah presenting by Rabbi Prass and a students from our class. The theme was “joy”. Each student read a paragraph about connection between the Tefilah to our life. They did a great job!
Rabbi Prass had a discussion with the students about what was challenging and what was easy while presenting it in front of a crowd.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/23 – Complete p.94.
Review all the words that we learned this year. ( You can go over each chapter or you can find them on p.95-96).

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/16 – We continued working on chapter 10 “Shmah”. We finished p.84-86
We reviewed and practiced the 10 plagues for Passover Seder which we presented later. The students did a great job by presenting the 10 plagues upfront to the other students and staff. We also listened to other students that presented the “4 question”, the “Passover plate” and the Moses story. You can see the final product at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-gh1oUKWNU&t=92s
After that everyone received a plate with special Passover food.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/16 – Work on p87.
Happy Passover!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/9 – We had a busy Tuesday. We started our class with a little quiz about chapter 9.
We prepared for Pesah Seder. Our class will do 10 plagues, each student will pick a plague that they will represent on Pesah Seder.
Each student received a paper with their plague that they had to color and then we practiced presenting the 10 plagues.
We started the last chapter “Shma” that’s mean “Hear people of Israel”. We worked on p 80-83.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/9 – To do p.85

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/2 – We started our class with short stories about spring break. The students shared how they enjoyed Passover and Spring break. After we checked the homework.
In two weeks (April 23) our class will lead the tefilah. Because of that Rabbi Prass came and discussed with us the theme that we will present during tefilah and the connection to the tefilah. The theme is “Joy”. After picking the theme we talked about how it connects to our tefilah with different paragraphs. Some answers were very smart and interesting.
After that we worked in the book on p76-79. We finished the chapter 9 “Blessing over food”
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/2 – Review chapter 9 and be ready for a quiz.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/19 – We continued working on chapter 9.
We finished p74-75.
We had our monthly Tefilah done by Rabbi Prass and students from Dalet class. Each student read a part of the Tefilah and how it connects to our life.
Rabbi Prass had a discussion with the students about what was challenging and wat was easy while presenting in front of a crowd.
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/19 – Choose any theme and write a story about it. The story must include at least 20 Hebrew words. Those words must be from previous chapters. You could also include words that you’re familiar with or have learned in the past. Next Tuesday you will present those stories in class. This assignment will help you remember and memorize words that we learned in class.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/12 – We started our class with two quizzes. One was alefbet and another about chapter 8.
We started the new chapter “Bircat hamazon” that’s the blessing recited after a meal at which bread has been consumed. Bircat Hamazon not only thanks God for providing us with the food we have just eaten, it also thanks God for the Land of Israel and the Torah, and it praises God’s goodness and kindness. The class had a discussion about whether it’s easier to give thanks to God before we eat food or after.
We worked on p.72, and started to do p74. We also practiced reading on p.73
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/12 – Finish page 74
Practice reading on page 73.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/5 – We checked our homework on p 68. We finished our chapter “ Ma Nishtanah ”.
We worked on p.69-71. We also talked about 10 Plugs , and worked on the paper sheet. We practiced reading “Four Questions”.
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/5 – Review chapter #8 “ Ma Nishtanah”. Practice reading Four Questions and memorize the right order of the questions in “Ma Nishtanah”.Also try to remember their English meanings.
Please don’t forget to play in the Beahrmanhouse.com website.
The more you practice the more you remember.
Be ready for a small quiz on Tuesday.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/26 – We started the class with review chapter 7 by working on paper sheets. After that we had a little quiz about the same chapter.  We started talking about Passover. We started the new chapter that calls “Ma Nishtana” that means What different. That’s about the four questions Ma Nishtana that focus on why this meal is different from ordinary meals. The four questions where originally presented as sample questions to be asked at the seder. We worked on p 66-67.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/26 – To work on p 68.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/19 – We finished chapter 7 Bracot shel Yom Tov.We worked on p 61-65.
We worked a lot on reading blessing for different Holidays. We had discussion about the phrase Yom Tov (good day) also means a Jewish Holiday. Why they are the same in Hebrew.
We finished our class by reviewing The Hebrew alphabet.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/19 – Review the chapter 7 and be ready for quiz.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/12 – We began class by reviewing our test scores from last week then we corrected the wrong answers. Then we checked our homework from last week that was p.58 We continued to work on chapter 6. We completed page 56-60
To finish the week we had our monthly pizza party!
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/12 – Review the blessings and prayers and distinguish the difference between the different prayers and the different holidays on p. 61.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/5 – We started the class with a little quiz about chapter 6.
We started chapter 7 which is called Brachot shell Yom Tov which is about blessings that we recite for specific holiday mitzvot,such us hearing the shofar, lighting a Hanukkah menora, and eating matzah on Pesah.We worked on p 54-55
We also had our monthly Tefilah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/5 – To do p58
Learn the words on p55

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/29 – We started our class with reviewing homework from the last lesson – p49. We talked about Havdalah and Shabbat. I divided the students into two teams. Team #1 showed and described to us Shabbat, team #2 showed and described Havdalah.We worked on p.50-53. We finished chapter 6 “Havdalah”.We also had our monthly pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/29 – For those student who came last Tuesday and enjoyed Hebrew school review chapter 6.
For everyone else to complete pages 50-53 and review chapter 6.
Be ready for the quiz about Havdalah next Tuesday.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/15 – We started the new chapter that calls Havdalah ( Separation) .We talked about different between Shabbat and Havdallah. We learned the new blessings for Havdallah (over wine, fragrant spices, the braided candle, and the separation of the holy and everyday).
We worked on p 46-48
We had the quiz after chapter 5.
We also enjoyed our monthly tefilah. The students discussed with Rabbi Prass about God.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/15 – Look over the chapter 6 Havdalah
Learn and memorize words on p 49.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/8 – It was great seeing everyone back from the winter break.
We began our class by checking the homework from the last lesson. I was very happy to found out that almost every one made a homework ( only one student didn’t make it)
After that we continued working on chapter 5 that calls “Kidushin”, that means Holiness. We worked on p.42-45.
We finished our class by playing the flash card game.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/8 – Review chapter 5 and be ready for a little quiz.
Practice reading on p.42
Review the vocabulary words chapter 1-5

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/18 – We had a short quiz about chapter 4, after that we started the chapter # 5 “Kidushin”, that means Holiness. We talked about connection between Jews throughout the world and how does saying the Kiddush connect us with Jews who lived a thousand years ago. We worked on p.40-43.
We practiced reading a lot. We also enjoyed our pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/18 – All children got the paper worksheets. They have to complete and bring it back after break.
Enjoy your break and Happy New Year!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:

12/11 – We started our class with checking homework (only two students completed it). We continued working on chapter 4 ”Brachot shel Shabbat”. We completed chapter 4. We had a small pop quiz on the alphabet. We had a Q&A about Shabbat, we asked questions and answered them as a class.
We played the game Bingo.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/11 – Review all of chapter 4 and be ready for a test next week. Some students still can’t to access to Behrmanhouse.com website. Please help your child to access that they can start to do activities there.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/6 – We continued to work on chapter 4 ”Brachot shel Shabbat”. We reviewed material from last week and checked homework. We had a casual conversation about Shabbat, we asked questions and answered them as a class. We talked about tzadakah and different levels giving tzadakah from the more important to the less.
We worked on pages 33 – 37.  We had our monthly Tefilah. We went over a few prayers and we talked about the Makabies and what could have happened to the Jews if they had not won that fight. Some of the kitah Dalet students lit the Hanukkah candles.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/6 – Complete work on p. 38
Don’t forget to play the games on behrmanhouse.com website.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/27 – Today we started our class with working on the work sheet. We review the quiz from last Tuesday. The student took the quiz home. You can ask them to show it to you. We started the new chapter (Brachot shel Shabbat) . We found out that in Judaism, Shabbat is compared to a bride, and the Jewish people to a bridegroom. We worked on p. the pages 28-31. We practiced a lot with reading the prayers and understanding them on p.34
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/27 – Learn and remember the new words from the chapter 4. Work on p.32. Be ready to discuss next Tuesday about Tzedakah.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/13 – We had a short quiz about chapter 3, after that we worked on the paper sheet. The students had to do the crossword puzzle.
We played a flash cards game. Students still don’t remember many words that they were supposed to know. Please remind them to review. Today we enjoyed our second Hebrew school pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/13 – Please continue to play on the behrmanhouse.com website. Our new chapter is in the dining room. For those of you who haven’t started playing on the website remember it’s never too late to start playing the game.
The more you practice the more you remember
Review and memorize the Hebrew words and their meanings from chapters1-3.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/6 – We checked homework from last week pg. 26.We learned the new words in Hebrew and their meanings in English. We continued working on chapter 3 “Blessings Over Commandment”. We worked on p.23-26. We also had our monthly Tefilah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/6 – To do work on p.27
Review all chapter 3 and be ready for small quiz about chapter3 next Tuesday.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/30 – We reviewed chapter 2 on and took a small quiz. We checked the homework. Thank you to those student who make homework and come prepared for class every Tuesday. We started chapter 3 about Mitzvot(commandments). We discussed about the different between ritual Mitzvot and those between people. We worked on pages 20-22 . We also talked about the letter Vav and found out that it can be both a consonant and a vowel. At the end of the class we played Bingo. We also had a planned fire drill.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/30 – Learn the prayer words on p.26 (memorize and know the meaning). For online playing students should click on “ Practice reading Mitzvot” and locate the blessing recited when hanging a mezuzah.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/23 – We worked on p.17-19 and finished learning chapter 2.
We practiced a lot of reading. We also had alef-bet quiz.
We played the matching game. The students had the cards with Hebrew words. They were asked to find the same letters and build the same word in Hebrew.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/23 – Review chapter 2 from page 10 to page 19, be ready for a chapter 2 quiz next Tuesday.
Fill out the paper sheet that was given separate from the book.
Please use the website Behrmanhouse.com for the games. The games are very helpful with memorization and understanding the meaning behind the words we learned in class. The students can also learn new words and have fun by playing the games.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/16 – We started our class from checking our first quiz. We continued to work on chapter 2 which is called Brachot “blessings”. We worked on pages 12-15 and practiced reading on p.16.We played the game and reviewed our” blessing formula “ ( Most Brachot begin with the same six words, sometimes called “the blessing formula”).We learned five different brachot that have same beginning (our blessing formula) and different endings. We also hade our monthly Tefilah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/16 – Review and memorize the words from chapter 1 and 2.
Please help to your kid to log in Behrmanhouse.com
Most of the children said that they don’t know how to log in. It’s very important to complete the game.
They have to complete the game from chapter 1 and start to do chapter 2.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/9 – We reviewed chapter on and took a small quiz. We also started chapter 2 which is called Brachot “blessing”. We worked on pages 10-11 as well as played a flash card games. We also practiced reading.
We joined with the entire Hebrew school for our first pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/9 – Please encourage your child to go to Behrmanhouse.com and complete the game from chapter 1 for the next class.
Learn and memorize the Hebrew words and their description as well as translation on page 10
Look through chapter 2 from page 10-11

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/2 – We finished learning chapter 1 “modeh ani”. We reviewed the words, we matched the Hebrew words with the English translation. We worked in the book on p.6-8. We described that chapter 1 told us to thank God every day about the new day. We talked about the reasons we say the prayer and what it means. The students had some great thoughts which they shared. We played a game where we used the new words in Hebrew( bevakasha and toda )that mean Thanks and Please. We also practiced reading on Hebrew.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/2 – Review chapter 1 and be ready for first quiz.
Complete the activity on Behrmanhouse.com website in “Ben’s room”
Please make sure that you have the book, folder and a pencil every Tuesday.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/25 – It was a great first day in the Gimel class. After getting to know each other we warmed up with reviewing letters and vowels. After we started to work in “Kol Israel” (“The prayers of our people”) book on Chapter 1. In this chapter students will learn the very first prayer that is recited each morning: Mode/Moda ani (that’s mean I appreciate). We had a discussion about prayers, why and how and when people pray, talked about what prayers mean for each of us personally and introduced new vocabulary. We also had our first Tefilah. We visited our sukkah and Rabbi Prass talked about story and how sukkah has built. Students enjoyed holding the etrog and shaking lulav.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/25 – *Book “Kol Israel”: vocab words on p.7 (Prayer words)
memorize and learn translation.
*Practice reading the firs prayer on p.6