education – aleph tues

Today in class we worked on: 

2/7-

  1.  We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.  We connected the prayer gevurot which talks about strength with tu bishvat.  We shared where we have grown, and how we are stronger because of that.  
  1.  Started Lesson 14. Hebrew letters  FINAL CHAF, CHAF and CHET with the saying sound is (CH).  Read the letters and vowels with the “saying sounds”– page 64 yellow box.  
  1.  We read the Vowel Hint  with Information on Final Chaf on page 64. 
  1.  We read ALOUD pages 65  using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1.  Make dictionary page for Hebrew letters FINAL CHAF, CHAF and CHET. Checked-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We did the “ Sound Advice” on page 65. 
  1. The students wrote out the Hebrew words and letters on page 66 and then worked on The Write Letter. 
  1. The students wrote out new Key Words flashcards for CHALLAH, BRACHAH (BLESSING), MEH-LEHKH (king).  

9.  Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy Hebrew with Movement with Madrich Charlie. We worked on our Tu Bishvat words.  We even shared tree jokes 

   10.  Lihitaot (good-bye).  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 65 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. 
  1. Do Clue to Quest on page 67 and Sound Check.  
  1. Review all past keywords up-to-date lesson 14.   
  1. Remember Tzedakah. 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/31-

  1.  We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.  During silent prayer, we wrote notes which will be put in the kotel in Jerusalem by Rabbi Bellows next week when she goes there. 
  1.  Started Lesson 13. Hebrew letter  ZAYIN with the saying sound is (Z).  Read the letters and vowels– page 59 yellow box.  
  1.  We read the Vowel Hint  with vowel (:)on page 59. 
  1.  We read ALOUD pages 60-61 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1.  Make dictionary page for Hebrew letter ZAYIN. Checked-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We did the “ It’s a Match and Sound Advice” on pages 60-61. 
  1. The students wrote out the Hebrew words and letters on page 62 and then worked on Rhyme Time. 
  1. The students wrote out new Key Words flashcards for MEZUZAH- Hebrew scroll and Hallelujah- Hallelujah.  

9.  Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy Hebrew with Movement with Madrich Charlie.  

   10.  Lihitaot (good-bye).  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 60-61 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. 

  3. Do Clue to Quest on page 63 and Stop & GO.  

  4. Review all past keywords up-to-date lesson 13.   

  5. Remember Tzedakah . 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/24-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.  We talked about who has helped us grow, and connected that to the upcoming holiday of Tu Bishvat (new year of the trees) and the prayer avot v’imahot. 
  1.  Started Lesson 12. Hebrew letters KAF, and KOOF,  both with the same saying sound is (K) and the vowel is (00).  Read the letters and vowels– page 56 yellow box. Worked on Hidden Picture bottom of page 54. 
  1.  We read the Vowel Hint on page 56. 
  1.  We read ALOUD pages 55-56 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1. Make dictionary pages for Hebrew letters KAF and KOOF and vowels OO. Checked-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We did the “ Sound Check” on page 55. 
  1. The students wrote out the Hebrew words and letters on page 57. 
  1. The students wrote out new Key Words flashcards for SUKKAH- Sukkah and KIDDUSH- Kiddush.  
  1. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy Hebrew with Movement with Madrich Charlie.  
  1. Lihitaot (good-bye).  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the 

English is on the back of the flashcards. 

  2. Practice reading ALOUD pages 55-56 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. 

  3. Do Clue to Quest on page 58.  

  4. Review all past keywords up-to-date lesson 12.   

  5. Remember Tzedakah . 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/17-

  1.  We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Bellows. 
  1.  Started Lesson 11. Hebrew letters SIN, and Samech, saying sound is (s) and the vowel is (AY or EH- (..). Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords and past “rules”– page 50 yellow box.    
  1.  We read the Vowel Hint on page 50. 
  1.  We read ALOUD pages 51-52 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1. Make dictionary pages for Hebrew letters SIN and Samech and vowels AY/EH. Checked-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We did the “ the Write Letter” on page 51. 
  1. The students wrote out the Hebrew words and letters on page 52. 
  1. The students wrote out new Key Words flashcards for SABA- grandfather and SAVTA- grandmother and ISRAEL- Israel.  

9.  Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy Hebrew with Movement with Madrich Charlie.  

    10.  Lihitaot (good-bye).  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 51-52 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. 
  1. Do Clue to Quest on page 53. 
  1. Review all past keywords up-to-date lesson 11 
  1. Remember Tzedakah . 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/10-

  1.  Our kitah (class) had t’fillot with Rabbi Prass where we had a discussion about how much fun everyone had on break, how we express special moments, and that t’fillah can be an opportunity to express special moments.  
  1. Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords and past “rules”– page 45 yellow box.    
  1. Students made sure all up-to-date key word flashcards on past lessons up to lesson10. 
  1. We read ALOUD pages 47 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1. Make dictionary pages we missed from past Hebrew letters and vowels. Checked-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy Hebrew with Movement with Madrich Charlie.  

     8.   Lihitaot (good-bye).  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 47 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. 
  1. Review all past keywords up-to-date lesson 10.   
  1. Remember Tzedakah. 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/20-

  1.  We began in an all-school t’fillah with Rabbi Prass where we talked about heroic acts we have seen and how that connects to the heroic acts of the Maccabees in the Channukah story.  We also lit the chanukiah for the 3rd night of chanukah.  
  1. Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords – page 45 yellow box.    
  1. Students made sure all up-to-date key word flashcards on past lessons. 
  1. We read ALOUD pages 47 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1. Make dictionary pages we missed from past Hebrew letters and vowels. Checked-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We went over and recited the Blessings for Lighting Hanukkah Candles. 
  1. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy a pizza dinner.  
  1. Lihitaot (good-bye). Have a wonderful Chanukah, Happy and Healthy Secular New Years! See you all back on Tuesday, January 10th

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 47 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.  
  1. Practice the Hannukah Candle Lighting Blessings with your family at home over your own chanukiah 
  1. Remember Tzedakah. 
  1. The CBA Winter Break schedule is: 
  1. Sunday, December 25 - Sunday, January 8 NO Religious & Hebrew School – Winter Break 
  1. Tuesday, January 10 - Tuesday Hebrew School Resumes 
  1. Wednesday, January 11 - Wednesday Hebrew School Resumes 
  1. Sunday, January 15 - Religious School Resumes 
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Today in class we worked on: 

12/13-

  1. We enjoyed all school t’fillot with Rabbi Prass where we talked about the gifts we have given and can give to our parents. 
  1. Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords – page 45 yellow box.    
  1. Students made sure all up-to-date key word flashcards on past lessons. 
  1. We read ALOUD pages 47 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1. Make dictionary pages we missed from past Hebrew letters and vowels. Checked-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We went over and recited the Blessings for Lighting Hanukkah Candles. 
  1. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy learning with Rabbi Prass/Charlie to learn Hebrew through Movement.  

     8.   Lihitaot (good-bye). 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 47 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.  
  1. Practice the Hannukah Candle Lighting Blessings it starts on the 18th
  1. Remember Tzedakah . 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/6-

  1.  We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass. 
  1.  We started lesson Ten with Letters VET and VAV-both with the saying sounds of (V) and Silent Vowel (:). 
  1.  Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords – page 45 yellow box.    
  1.  We read about the Vowel Hint on the new silent vowel (:)page 45. 
  1.  We worked on writing letters and words with letter VAV and VET page 47. 
  1. Students made key word flashcards on HAVDALAH( separation) MITZVAH (good deed). 
  1. We read ALOUD pages 47 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1. Make dictionary pages for VAV and VET Hebrew letters and checked-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We worked on “Sound Check and Starry Night” on page 48. 
  1. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy learning with Rabbi Prass to learn Hebrew through Movement.  
  1. Lihitaot (good-bye). 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Start reviewing your Hebrew Letters VET and VAV with the saying sound “V”. Plus, past ones and key words we have covered. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 47 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.  
  1. Do Clue to the Quest and Braid the Havdalah Candle on page 49. 
  1. Remember Tzedakah . 

Today in class we worked on: 

11/29-

  1. We enjoyed an all school T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass. 
  1. We started lesson Nine with Letters TET and TAV-both with the saying sounds of (T). Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords – page 40 yellow box.    
  1. We worked on writing letters and words with letter TAV and TET page 41. 
  1. Students made key word flashcards on TALLIT (Tallit) and TORAH (Torah). 
  1. We read ALOUD pages 41-42 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1. Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We read about the Letter-Hint on the Hebrew letters TAV and TET on page 40. 
  1. We worked on “Colors Galore” on page 43. 
  1. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy learning with Rabbi Prass to learn Hebrew through Movement. 
  1. Lihitaot (good-bye). 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Start reviewing your Hebrew Letters TET and TAV with the “saying sound” T. Plus, past ones and key words we have covered. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 41-42 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.  
  1. Do Clue to the Quest page 44. 
  1. Remember Tzedakah. 

Today in class we worked on: 

11/15-

  1.  We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass. 
  1.  We started lesson EIGHT with Letter RESH- saying sound (R) and vowel (AY). Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords – page 35 yellow box.    
  1.  We worked on writing letters and words with letter RESH page 37. 
  1. Students made key word flashcards on REGEL (leg) and BEITSA (egg). 
  1. We read ALOUD pages 36-37 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”). 
  1. Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”. 
  1. We read about the Letter-Hint on the Hebrew letter RESH on page 35. 
  1. We worked on “Picture This” and “Odd Letter Out” on page 38-39. 
  1. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy learning with Rabbi Prass/Charlie to learn Hebrew through Movement.  
  1. Lihitaot (good-bye). 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards. 
  1. Start reviewing your Hebrew Letter RESH with the “saying sound” R and new vowel AY. Plus, past ones and key words we have covered. 
  1. Practice reading ALOUD pages 36-37 at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.  
  1. Do Clue to the Quest page 39. 

Today in class we worked on:

11/8-

  1.  We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.
  2. We started lesson SEVEN with Letters TZADI and FINAL TZADI- saying sound (TZ). Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords – page 30 yellow box.  
  3. We worked on writing letters and words with letter TZADI and FINAL TZADI page 31.
  4. Students made key word flashcards on MATZAH and MITZ (juice).
  5. We read ALOUD pages 30-31 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”).
  6. Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”.
  7. We worked on The Write” Letter on page 32 and Sound Check on page 33.
  8. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy learning with Rabbi Prass/Charlie to learn Hebrew through Movement.
  9. Lihitaot (good-bye).

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
  2. Start reviewing your Hebrew Letters FINAL TZADI and TZADI. Plus past ones and key words we have covered.
  3. Bring in your pocket folder, sharpened pencil, colored pencils or markers, and the rest of your supplies.
  4. Do Clue to the Quest page 34.
  5. Remember Tzedakah .

Today in class we worked on:

11/1-

  1.  We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.
  2.  We started lesson SIX with Vowels EE. Reviewed all past letters, vowels, Keywords – page 25 yellow box.  
  3. We worked on learning the Letter-Vowel Hint page 25 & 26.
  4. Students made key word flashcards on EMA (mother) and BIMAH(bimah)
  5. We read ALOUD pages 26 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”).
  6. Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”.
  7. Work on Sound Bite page 27.

     8.  Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy learning with Rabbi Prass to learn Hebrew through Movement.

     9.  Lihitaot (good-bye).

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
  2. Start reviewing your Hebrew vowels EE. Plus past ones and key words we have covered.
  3. Do and Odd Word OUT page 28 and Clue to the Quest page 26.

Today in class we worked on:

10/25-

  1. We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.
  2. We started lesson FIVE with Letter GIMEL (G), and vowels EH.  
  3. We worked on learning the Vowel Hint page 21 and Sound Advice on page 22.
  4. Students made key word flashcards on GIMEL (G) and vowels (EH)
  5. We reviewed all past letters, vowels and key words from Lesson one-yellow box page 21.
  6. We read ALOUD pages 22-23 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”).
  7. Check practicing writing letters/words and Sound Check page 23.
  8. Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”.
  9. Our class along with the other grades were able to enjoy learning with Rabbi Prass and Charlie to learn Hebrew through Movement.

   10. Lihitaot (good-bye).

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
  2. Start reviewing your Hebrew letters GIMEL, and vowels EH. Plus past ones and key words we have covered.
  3. Bring in your pocket folder, sharpened pencil, colored pencils or markers, and the rest of your supplies.
  4. Do and Help the Rain Get to Israel and Clue to the Quest page 24.
  5. Remember Tzedukah .

Today in class we worked on:

10/18-

  1. . The students learned that one of the prayers that change for the seasons is the Gevurot.  As part of the t’fillah we had a discussion about the Lulav and the Etrog, especially the taste of the Etrog.  And we used the Lulav to pray for suitable weather for the crops to grow like our ancestors did in the Temple.
  •  Our class along with the BET class was able to enjoy going outside with Rabbi Prass to learn Hebrew through Movement.
  • We started lesson Four with Letters: YUD (Y), HAY (H).  
  • We worked on Same Sound page 18 and Sound Check on page 19.
  • We reviewed all past letters, vowels and key words from Lesson one-yellow box page 17.
  • We read ALOUD pages 17-18 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”).
  • Check practicing writing letters/words and Sound Check page 19.
  • Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”.
  • Students made key word flashcards on HAY (THE) and YAD (HAND)
  • Our day ended with Madrich Charlie leading the classes in Hebrew through movement. Rabbi Prass had cut up an etrog to let students find how it tastes.
  • Lihitaot (good-bye).

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
  2. Start reviewing your Hebrew letters YUD, HAY. Plus past ones and key words we have covered.
  3. Bring in your pocket folder, sharpened pencil, colored pencils or markers, and the rest of your supplies.
  4. Do Clue to the Quest page 20.
  5. Remember Tzedukah.

Today in class we worked on:

10/11:

  1.  We enjoyed all grades T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.
  2.  Our class had the opportunity to shake the lulav with Rabbi Prass
  3.  We started lesson Three with Letters: DALET (D), LAMED (L) and vowels (OH).  
  4.  We reviewed all past letters, vowels and key words from Lesson one-yellow box page 13.
  5.  We read ALOUD pages 13-14 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”).
  6.  We read Letter Hint on page 14, discussing how in Hebrew some vowels are “over the letter”.
  7.  Check practicing writing letters/words page 15.
  8.  Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”.
  9.  Students made key word flashcards on SHALOM (hello, good-bye, peace) and ADOM ( red)
  10. Have your child show you the game Aleph Shuffle we played, to show them how to read Hebrew (right to left). 
  11. Lihitaot (good-bye).

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
  2. Start reviewing your Hebrew letters DALET, LAMED, new vowel OH. Plus past ones and key words we have covered.
  3. Bring in your pocket folder, sharpened pencil, colored pencils or markers, and the rest of your supplies.
  4. Remember Tzedukah .

Today in class we worked on:

9/27

  1.  We enjoyed all grade T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.
  2. Our class along with the BET class was able to enjoy going outside with Rabbi Prass to learn Hebrew through Movement.
  3. We started lesson Two with Letters: BET (B), AYIN (silent) and ALEF (silent).  
  4. We reviewed all past letters, vowels and key words from Lesson one-yellow box page 9.
  5. We read ALOUD pages 10-11 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”).
  6. We read Letter Hint on page 9, discussing how in Hebrew some letters make no sound without a vowel.
  7. Check practicing writing letters/words page 11.
  8. Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”.
  9. Students made key word flashcards on ABBA ( father) and AM ( nation -community)
  10. Have your child show you the game Aleph Shuffle we played, to show them how to read Hebrew (right to left). 

    11. Lihitaot (good-bye).

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
  2. Start reviewing your Hebrew letters BET, AYIN, ALEF. Plus, past ones and key words we have covered.
  3. Bring in your pocket folder, sharpened pencil, colored pencils or markers, and the rest of your supplies.
  4. Remember Tzedukah .

Today in class we worked on:
9/20-

  • We enjoyed all grade T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.
  • Our class along with the BET class was able to enjoy going outside with Rabbi Prass to learn Hebrew through Movement.
  • Today we learned three letters: Mem (m-sound), Shin (sh-sound) and Final Mem (m-sound), which is found at the end of the word. We learned three vowels, with the saying sound AH, and found under the letter.
  • We read ALOUD pages 6-7 using the “favorites” game. (Remind them to use their “pointer finger”).
  • Read Letter Hint page 6 regarding Final letters.
  • Check practicing writing letters/words page 7.
  • Make dictionary pages for all Hebrew letters and vowels and check-off on our Aleph-Bet “countdown list”.
  • Make flashcards of new letters, vowels, and key words: Shamash (Helper) & Sh-Am (There)
  • Have your child show you the game Aleph Shuffle we played, to show them how to read Hebrew (right to left).
  • Lihitraot (good-bye).
    Homework to be completed by next class:
    9/20-
  • Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
  • Please look at your new Aleph book and look at page 5 for new letters and vowels.
  • Bring in your pocket folder, sharpened pencil, colored pencils or markers, and the rest of your supplies.
  • Remember Tzedukah.

Today in class we worked on:
9/13-

  1. It was wonderful to have your children in class. This is going to be a fun and exciting year.
  2. We enjoyed an all-school assembly with Rabbi Prass.
  3. Our class was able to enjoy going outside for recess in Hebrew with Rabbi Prass and our madrich Charlie Schwartz.
  4. Today we learned three letters: Mem (m-sound), Shin (sh-sound) and Final Mem (m-sound), which is found at the end of the word. We learned three vowels, with the saying sound AH, and found under the letter.
  5. We read ALOUD pages 6-7 using the “favorites” game.
  6. Have your child show you the game Aleph Shuffle we played, to show them how to read Hebrew (right to left).
    Homework to be completed by next class:
    9/13-
    • Parents, you can help your child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
    • Please look at your new Aleph book and look at page 5 for new letters and vowels.
    • Bring in your pocket folder, sharpened pencil, colored pencils or markers, and the rest of your supplies.
    • Remember Tzedukah