education – bet tues (Rogin)

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. We continued working on Chapter 9 in our Ivrit textbook.   
  1. 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 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Continue using the flash cards focusing on Chapter 9.   

Today in class we worked on: 

1/31-

  1. Our kitah (class) had t’fillot with Rabbi Prass. The students were asked to do something special today during t’fillot. Ask your student what they did.  
  1. In the classroom, we finished the chapter 6 check points, which are the review lessons for the first part of the book. The students were reviewing basic verbs, adjectives, and matching them with the correct gender.  
  1. We began learning the vocabulary for chapter 9. I heard some very good reading in Ivrit!  
  1. The day ended with Madrich Charlie and Rabbi Prass leading Hebrew through movement. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Continue using the flash cards.   

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. In the classroom, we started on the chapter 6 check points, which are the review lessons for the first part of the book. The students were reviewing basic verbs and adjectives, and matching them with the right gender. Everyone read very nicely today!  
  1. The day ended with Madrich Charlie and Rabbi Prass leading Hebrew through movement. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Continue using the flash cards.   

Today in class we worked on: 

1/17-

  1. Our kitah (class) had t’fillot with Rabbi Bellows. 
  1. In the classroom, we continued our work on chapter 6. We learned about the verbs for eat (Ochel/ochelet) and like/love (ohev, ohevet). Ask your student which form of the verb they would use.  
  1. Everyone read very nicely in Ivrit!  
  1. The day ended with Madrich Charlie and Rabbi Bellows leading Hebrew through movement. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Please have your student complete the work on page 47, in our main sefer “Welcome to Modern Hebrew”.  

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. In the classroom, we reviewed the possessives for “I have” (yesh lee), “you have m.s.” (yesh l’cha), and “you have f.s” (Yesh lach). We began chapter 6 in our main sefer. This is all about shabbat. I heard some very good Ivrit reading!  
  1. The day ended with Madrich Charlie and Rabbi Prasse leading Hebrew through movement. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Please have your student complete the work on page 47, in our main sefer “Welcome to Modern Hebrew”.

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. In the classroom, the students got to see and learn about the difference between a dreidel used in all countries, except for Israel, and a dreidel used only in Israel. Ask you student if they remember which word is different between the two.  
  1. We also worked through some more of chapter seven, which is about Chanukkah. I heard some good reading today.  
  1. The day finished with pizza! The students were happy to eat and socialize. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Please encourage your student to devote a few minutes each day to reviewing their Alef Bet, vowel pointings/nikud, and vocabulary. 
  1. Have a wonderful, safe, healthy, and warm winter break. See you next year! 
  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 
  1. You can always access the school calendars by clicking here
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Today in class we worked on: 

12/13-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass where we talked about the gifts we have given and can give to our parents. 
  1. In the classroom, the students went into more depth about how the gender of verbs must match the gender of nouns, and adjectives must match gender, as well. Hebrew grammar puts the adjective after the noun.  
  1. I heard some good Hebrew reading when we started on Chapter 7.  
  1. The day ended with Madrich Charlie leading the classes in Hebrew through movement. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Please encourage your student to devote a few minutes each day to reviewing their Alef Bet, vowel pointings/nikud, and vocabulary. 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/6-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.  
  1. In the classroom, did some vocabulary review. The students then did their second Alef Bet assessment. I saw some very good improvement! Keep up the flashcard studying. The students had another assessment to see what they have remembered so far. We will go over the second assessment next week. 
  1. The day ended with Rabbi Prass leading the classes in Hebrew through movement. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Please encourage your student to devote a few minutes each day to reviewing their Alef Bet, vowel pointings/nikud, and vocabulary. 

Today in class we worked on: 

11/29-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.  
  1. In the classroom, we had a small vocabulary quiz, and then did some vocabulary review.  
  1. We continued with chapter five in our main sefer. I heard some very nice reading today!  
  1. The students are working on putting together simple sentences, using subjects, verbs, and adjectives. *Nearly all Hebrew nouns belong to two grammatical categories called gender, which is masculine and feminine. All verbs and modifying words must use the corresponding gender.* For example, the good boy would be Ha-yeled tov. The good girl would be Ha-yildah tovah.  
  1. The day ended with Rabbi Prass leading the classes in Hebrew through movement, showing the difference between a menorah and a hanukkiah. Ask your student which is which. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Please encourage your student to devote a few minutes each day to reviewing their Alef Bet, vowel pointings/nikud, and vocabulary. 

Today in class we worked on: 

11/15-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.  
  1. In the classroom, we started on chapter five in our main sefer. I heard some excellent reading today!  
  1. The students are starting to learn about putting together simple sentences, using subjects, verbs, and adjectives. Nearly all Hebrew nouns belong to two grammatical categories called gender, which is masculine and feminine. All verbs and modifying words must use the corresponding gender. For example, the good boy would be Ha-yeled tov. The good girl would be Ha-yildah tovah.  
  1. The day ended with Madrich Charlie leading the classes in Hebrew through movement.  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Encourage your student to devote a few minutes each day to reviewing their Alef Bet and the vowel pointings/nikud. Reading becomes much easier and enjoyable when fluent in the Alef Bet and nikud. 
  1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Today in class we worked on:

11/8-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.
  2. In the classroom, we started with learning the names of the vowel pointings/nikud. It’s helpful to remember what they are called, because each name has the corresponding vowel sound in the beginning. For example, one of the ah sounds is called patah. One of the ooh sounds is kubutz.
  3. We finished up chapter four. I heard some very nice reading today!
  4. Encourage your student to devote a few minutes each day to reviewing their Alef Bet and the vowel pointings/nikud. Reading becomes much easier and enjoyable when fluent in the Alef Bet and nikud.
  5. The day ended with Madrich Charlie leading the classes in Hebrew through movement.

               Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. If your student has not finished their flashcards, please help them finish.
  2. ENCOURAGE the use of the flashcards.
  3. I gave each student a folder designated for Ivrit. I tend to have handouts, and having a secure place to keep these, along with a pencil. Eparon/PENCILS are needed.
  4. *Please make sure your child brings their Hebrew books.*

Today in class we worked on:

11/1-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.
  2. In the classroom, we continued our work on Chapter 4 in our main sefer (Welcome to Modern Hebrew). Please make sure your student comes prepared for class. This means having ALL s’farim (books), a pencil, and a willingness to listen, learn and participate.
  3. Chapter four introduces the use of the simple possessive, and perfect verbs. Ivrit uses genders, masculine and feminine verbs, unlike English. The verb must match the noun, for example, a small boy would be yeled katan. A small girl would be yaldah k’tanah.
  4. Our day ended with an all school assembly where Rabbi Prass showed a video about Camp OSRUI. Ask you student about it. Then Madrich Charlie lead the classes in Hebrew through movement.

               Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. If your student has not finished their flashcards, please help them finish.
  2. ENCOURAGE the use of the flashcards.
  3. I gave each student a folder designated for Ivrit. I tend to have handouts, and having a secure place to keep these, along with a pencil. Eparon/PENCILS are needed.
  4. *Please make sure your child brings their Hebrew books.*

Today in class we worked on:

10/25-

  1. Our kitah (class) had t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.
  2. In the classroom, the students saw the results of their first Alef Bet quizzes. As mentioned last week, this is used as a gauge to see how much the students remember from year to year. Flashcards are an excellent way for your student to test themselves on the Alef Bet and nikkudim (vowel markings). Today, the students worked on new flash cards to have at home. Encourage your student to go through them a few minutes a day. It really will help.
  3. Our day ended with Madrich Charlie leading the classes in Hebrew through movement.

               Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. If your student has not finished their flashcards, please help them finish.
  2. I gave each student a folder designated for Ivrit. I tend to have handouts, and having a secure place to keep these, along with a pencil. Eparon/PENCILS are needed.
  3. Please make sure your child brings their Hebrew books.

Today in class we worked on:

10/18-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass. The students learned that one of the prayers that change for the seasons is the Gevurot. While we in the western hemisphere have four seasons, the ancient rabbis split the year into two seasons; winter and summer, based around the autumnal equinox and the vernal equinox. A representative from each class got to use the lulavs to ask for rain. Ask what they did.
  2. In the classroom, the students had the first of their Alef Bet quizzes. This is used as a gauge to see how much the students remember from year to year. Flashcards are an excellent way for your student to test themselves on the Alef Bet.
  3. We started chapter 4 in our main sefer. I heard some more good reading. Practicing reading even just 5-10 minutes a day is an excellent way to become more familiar with Ivrit (Hebrew).
  4. 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.
  5. I heard some more good Ivrit reading today and saw some nice Hebrew writing. The more your student writes, the more comfortable they will be with the language.
  6. The yellow cards for Beth Am Shabbat/holiday service attendance were handed out today. If your student left his/hers behind, no worries. I have them for next time.

               Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. A folder designated for Ivrit would be ideal. I tend to have handouts, and having a secure place to keep these, along with a pencil. Eparon (PENCILS) are needed.
  2. Please make sure your child brings their Hebrew books.

Today in class we worked on:

10/11

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.
  2. Rabbi Prass came to our kitah to explain about the lulav and etrog. The students asked a lot of good questions! (Ask if they know whether the etrog tastes sweet or sour?)
  3. In the classroom, we did vocabulary review of the words from the past weeks, learning some new words today for the chapter section on Succot. If your student does not have vocabulary flash cards, please encourage them to make some so they can practice reading.
  4. I heard some more good Ivrit reading today and saw some nice Hebrew writing. The more your student writes, the more comfortable they will be with the language.

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Do not hesitate to ask any questions.
  2. Please make sure your child brings their Hebrew books, as well as a pencil to write with.

Today in class we worked on:

9/27-

  1. Our kitah (class) had sanctuary/t’fillot time with Rabbi Prass.
  2. Afterward, we went outside with kitah Alef for Hebrew movement lead by Rabbi Prass. Please remember to send your student with a light jacket, as the weather is getting cooler.
  3. We wrote up a classroom covenant. They came up with:
    • Cooperate
    • Listen
    • Learn
    • Don’t be too silly/goofy (I like a good laugh, but sometimes we need to be serious)
    • Tell the truth
    • Be a good student
  4. In the classroom, we did review of what the students went over last week. I heard some very nice Ivrit (Hebrew) reading. We did flashcard review. I gave the students a fun mnemonic devise to remember some basic pronouns. Ask your student:
    1. Mee is___ Hoo is___ Hee is___.

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Pages 8 and 9 in the main Welcome to Modern Hebrew sefer (book) is to be completed by next class on 10/11/2022. The answers are in the book. It should not be difficult.
  2. Do not hesitate to ask any questions.
  3. Please make sure your child brings their Hebrew books, as well as something to write with.

Today in class we worked on:

9/20-

  • All school tefillah
  • Hebrew Through Movement outside with Rabbi Prass
  • Attendance
  • Tzedakah
  • Word of the Week
  • Page 10 in textbook
    • Ayfo HaDvash? (Where is the honey?)
    • Read as a group and translate the Rosh Hashanah words
  • Page 11 in textbook
    • Read as a group and translate the Rosh Hashanah words
  • Flashcards for vocab words on page 11
  • Yom Kippur video: What is Yom Kippur? The Jewish High Holiday
    • Does your family have any break the fast traditions?

Today in class we worked on:
9/13-

  • All school together to talk about the year ahead and hear the shofar
  • Attendance
  • Tzedakah
  • Word of the Week
  • Ice breakers
  • Hebrew Through Movement outside with Rabbi Prass and Madrich Charlie
  • What are we doing this year?
  • Rosh Hashanah video: What is Rosh Hashanah? The Jewish New Year
    a. How does your family celebrate Rosh Hashanah?
    Homework to be completed by next class:
    9/13-
  • Bring your textbook so we can begin our learning!