Gimel 3 gimel – 3rd Year 

 Morah Peggy Weiner

 
Today in class we worked on:
1/16 – The students worked hard today. We started with our usual warm up focusing on 5 letters and vowels. Next, we began our new unit focusing on the Kiddush. We talked about what the prayer means and why we say it. The students worked really hard reading the first four lines. We played several different reading games as we practiced. We took a quick quiz on the letters we reviewed and finished the day with T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/16 – Students received a transliteration worksheet in class with some of the words we practiced from the Kiddush. Students should complete the worksheet.

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/9 – We started with some white board games to review letters and vowels. Next, we finished our unit on Shabbat. We reviewed the blessings over the wine and the challah and learned about why we have two challot on the Shabbat table. We practiced our Hebrew reading as we read portions from the Torah talking about Shabbat. We learned the root letters in the word Shalom and what the root means. We worked on our siddurim and finished the day with Hebrew through Movement.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/9 – Log on to Behrman House Online Learning Center. Click on our class. Hit play and enter the dining room. Then click on number 4 (Brachot shel Shabbat). Light the candles. Listen to the blessings and read along. When finished, click on anything else you would like to try. If you are not able to access the website, complete the look alike matching worksheet handed out in class.

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/19 – We reviewed the letter/vowel assessment we took last week and reviewed the most commonly missed sounds. Next, we continued our unit on Shabbat. We practiced reading lots of blessing vocabulary with all sorts of activities. We had a great discussion about why we light the Shabbat candles before saying the blessing. We read different candle lighting blessings together, and talked about when we say each one. We finished the day with pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/19 – No homework. Have a wonderful winter break!!

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/12 – We started with a warm up reviewing letters and vowels. Next, we began our unit on Shabbat. We learned all about Shabbat including the blessings for Shabbat and some Shabbat vocabulary. We talked about what each blessing means and did a variety of activities to practice reciting the blessings. We finished the day with Hebrew Through Movement and an exciting game of Morah Weiner Says.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/12 – Students should go to the online learning center. They should click on our class and enter the dining room. Then they should click on number 4 (Brachot shel Shabbat). Next, click on the wine cup. Listen to the Shabbat blessings and read along. When finished, click on the challah. Click on the correct word to complete the blessing. If students are not able to access the website, they should complete the Shabbat Words worksheet.

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/5 – The students worked hard today. We continued to review look alike letters and these are getting much easier for students to identify correctly. We worked on prayer vocabulary; understanding what it means as well as practicing reading it with a variety of activities. We reviewed the blessings for studying Torah and hanging a Mezuzah and finished the day with T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/5 – Students should go to the online learning center. They should enter the study and try the Arrange Your Books activity. When finished, they should pick one additional activity to do. If students are having trouble logging on, they should read the blessings at the bottom of the peach boxes on pages 24 and 25. Each blessing should be read twice and the pages should be initialed by a parent.

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/28 – The students did a great job today. We started by reviewing the look alike quiz we did last session and then reviewed additional look alike letters. Next, we continued working on the first 10 words in a mitzvah blessing by reviewing what the words mean and practicing reading the words with a variety of activities. We learned about the root word holy and learning the blessings for studying Torah and hanging a Mezuzah. Students drew illustrations and wrote about what these blessings mean in their siddurim.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/28 – Log on to Behrman House Online Learning Center. Click on our class. Hit play and enter the study. Click on Brachot. Try playing tic tac toe. Use the glossary in the back of your book for help if you need it. Practice Reading Brachot Shel Mitzvah again. Read along out loud. If you are not able to access the website, complete the matching worksheet handed out in class.

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/14 – The students worked really hard today. We started with a warm up reviewing look alike letters. Next, we started learning the first 10 words in a mitzvah blessing. We talked about what the words mean and came up with many examples of when we say these blessings. We practiced the words with all sorts of reading games and activities including an exciting game of Around the World. We finished our day with pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/14 – Log on to Behrman House Online Learning Center. Click on our class. Hit play and enter the study. Click on Brachot. Try Practice Reading Brachot Shel Mitzvah. Listen first and then read along. If you are not able to access the website, complete the look alike letter practice worksheet.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/7 – The students did a great job today. We reviewed the letter and vowel quiz we took in class last week and did a warm up reviewing the most commonly missed letters and vowels. We then worked on finishing our unit on brachot. We reviewed all the brachot and what they mean. We practiced reading with some reading games. Then students worked on their siddurim by illustrating the blessings we learned and writing about what the blessings mean. We finished the day with T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/7 – Students should log on to Behrman House Online Learning Center. Click on our class. Hit play and enter the kitchen. Click on Brachot. Try Practice Reading Brachot and then choose 1 additional activity. If students are not able to access the website, read page 19 in the textbook and have a parent sign when complete.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/24 – We had a very productive day. We started with a quick review of letters and vowels. We also reviewed reading and chanting Modeh Ani. Next, we continued learning the blessings for the different foods we eat. We learned the meaning of all the words in the blessings and continued identifying which blessings go with which foods. We began studying root words and how you can use the root to understand what a word means. We took the first of three letter/vowel assessments that will be taken throughout the year and finished the day with Hebrew Through Movement. The students worked really hard and did a great job!
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/24 – Students should log on to Behrman House Online Learning Center. Click on our class. Hit play and enter the kitchen. Click on Brachot. Try Practice Reading Brachot and Prayer Word Concentration. If students are not able to access the website, they should complete the matching worksheet handed out in class.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/17 – We had a busy day. We started with a warm up reviewing letters and vowels. Next, we learned about the blessing formula, the first six words that most blessings start with. We practiced reading the words and talked about what they mean. Then we learned the blessings for bread, fruit, vegetables, cookies and wine. We had some fun activities to practice these blessings and the students did a great job. We finished the day with T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/17 – Students should log on to Behrman House Online Learning Center. Click on our class. Hit play and enter the kitchen. Click on Brachot. Try Unpack the Groceries and Practice Reading Brachot. If students are not able to access the website, they should read blessings 1-5 on pages 12 and 13. Students should read each blessing twice and have a parent sign either of the pages when finished.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/10 – We had a great day. We began with a reading warm up focusing on 5 letters and vowels. We finished our unit on Modeh Ani. First, we reviewed when we say it, what it means, and why we say it. The students had well thought out answers during our discussion. Then we talked about different ways we say thanks and talked about what we are thankful for. We spent time practicing reading and singing Modeh Ani and began working on our siddur. Students illustrated the page on Modeh Ani and wrote about what the prayer means. We finished the day with our monthly pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/10 – Students should try logging on to the Behrman House website. They should go to the online learning center. After entering our class, students should click on Ben’s Room and try the Practice Reading and the Arrange Your Books activities. If students are unable to log on, instead they should practice reading Modeh Ani in their textbook on page 6 and read the words on the ladder on page 9. Modeh Ani should be read twice.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/3 – We had a very productive day. First, we warmed up with some letter and vowel practice. Next, we learned all about Modeh Ani. We talked about the reasons we say the prayer and what it means. The students had some great thoughts which they shared. We practiced reading Modeh Ani together and worked on breaking the long words into parts to sound out one part at a time. Students also learned some Hebrew vocabulary from the prayer as well as how to say please and thank you. We finished the day with Hebrew through Movement. The students did a great job!
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/3 – Students should practice reading lines 1-2 on page 6 in their Hebrew books (Modeh Ani). They should practice reading the prayer 3 times. Homework should take on average between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. If at any point throughout the year it takes longer, please have your student stop, and we will finish together.

If your student forgot his/her book, Modeh Ani is written below:

מוֹדֶה/מוֹדָה אֲנִי לְפָנֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ חַי וְקַיָּם
שֶׁהֶחֱזַרְתָּ בּׅי נׅשְׁמָתׅי בְּחֶמְלָה רַבָּה אֱמוּנָתֶךָ

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/26 – We had a terrific first day! We started with some get to know you activities. Next, we spent some time reviewing the Hebrew letters and vowels with some whiteboard games. We explored our new textbook, Kol Yisrael and talked about the prayers we will be learning this year. We also talked about the siddur we will be putting together with all the prayers we learn. Students designed a front and back cover for their siddur. Rabbi Prass stopped in to give students the chance to shake the lulav and the etrog. We finished the day practicing vocabulary with Hebrew Through Movement. I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to a wonderful year!
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/26 – There is no homework this week. If your child did not bring in dry erase markers yet, please try to send them in next week.