Shalom Bet Families
We have finally had a regular week of religious school and we took advantage of every minute!
In Hebrew we began the second chapter of our text book. We added the letters
Gimmel ג and Dalet ד. We have also added the new key word "dag" דג to the ones from Chapter 1, "bat" בת and Shabbatשבת . Please ask your child if s/he remembers what they mean. We have been practicing reading and the kids are constantly amazing me!
We began our Torah studies with "Beresheit", the beginning of the book of Genesis. We read about what God created on each day of creation, and began to create art work to decorate the bulletin board in our classroom.
Homework began this past week. I hope that you have all had the opportunity to see the homework sheet and to hear your child read. In class we discussed that the expectation is to read 5-7 minutes for each assignment. Some children might read the entire page and that some children may not be able to do that in 5 minutes. I stressed that accuracy is more important than speed, and that everyone reads at their own pace in every language. It is important the reading be done out loud. Please sign the homework sheet after your child reads, prizes will be given out after ten assignments are completed. The work is meant to reinforce what is learned in class, not to learn new material. If you have any questions please be in touch.
Looking forward to seeing you this coming Saturday at Synaplex,
Hi Kitah Bet Families,
We had a very busy first class today.
We began with Tefillah (prayer) with Cantor Ken and the younger students in the sanctuary. We talked about things we are thankful for, sang "Modeh Ani ", the Shema and Oseh Shalom. We also saw that the Torah scrolls are still "dressed" in their special white clothes for the New Year celebrations.
In the classroom, we played a "Getting To Know You Game", had snack, created class rules, learned about Sukkot and had a VERY short taste of Hebrew. Rachel's mom, Anna, came in and helped us make decorations and hang them in the Sukkah.
The students created the list of class rules, or "will try to" as we phrased it, on their own with very little teacher input. Please ask them if they remember any of those promises and if any of them may be challenging for them to try to do this year in class. (A little hint, we talked about expected classroom behavior and respecting each other.)
I'm looking forward to getting to know all of your children as they grow and learn in Kitah Bet this year.
Wishing all of you a Happy Sukkot,