Gimel 3 gimel – 3rd Year 
 
Morah Yelena Kramer

 

 

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