education – bet tues

Today in class we worked on:
5/10-
1. Word of the week: כָּבוֹד (respect)
2. Video about Israel: https://youtu.be/oiuyE0Z2wmQ
3. Video about Shavuot: https://youtu.be/XEcwkaIjpmk
4. End of year recap through games
a. Alef Bet Bingo
b. Blooket Game
5. Everyone went home with a review packet of the alef bet and vowels
6. Pizza Dinner!
Homework to be completed by next class:
5/10-
Have a great summer!

Today in class we worked on:
5/3-
1. Word of the week:כָּחֹל (blue)
2. T’fillah with Rabbi Bellows and all school. Talked about Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Hazikaron in Israel
3. Video about a kibbutz in Israel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ies2R__4c58
4. Alef-Bet assessment
5. Page 108 read and translate
6. Page 109 read and translate
Homework to be completed by next class:
5/3-
1. See you next week for our final Tuesday class!

Today in class we worked on:
4/26-
● Word of the week: אֶרֶץ (land)
● T’fillah wtih Rabbi Prass and all school
● We have learned Hebrew through the holidays using our book
○ Pick your favorite holiday
○ Use 6 Hebrew words from the chapter and illustrate them on posterboard
○ Posters we worked on
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/26-
None.

Today in class we worked on:
4/19-
1. Word of the week: אֲפִיקוֹמָן (afikomen)
2. Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school
3. Share one thing about your seder from the weekend
Lexi: didn’t get enough money from finding the Afikomen
Ella: cousin hid the Afikomen and she couldn’t find it
Liam: hit his cousins with the chazeret (lettuce)
Sophia: her dog is the youngest but did not sing the 4 Questions
4. Page 114 read and translate
Page 115 read and translate
Flashcards
5. Played a Passover Blooket
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/19-
Be ready to put our flashcards to use!

Today in class we worked on:
4/12-
1. Word of the week: חַג שָׂמֵחַ (happy holiday)
2. Seder plate video: https://youtu.be/r37_hNy9A1A
3. Charoset video: https://youtu.be/5SEAHSh6xHA
4. Practiced our skit for Model Seder
5. All school Passover Model Seder – we did awesome!  Check it out here
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/12-
Chag Sameach, Happy Passover!

Today in class we worked on:
4/5-
1. Word of the week:בֵּיצָה (egg)
2. T’fillah with Rabbi Prass and all school, talking about Passover superheroes
3. Passover video: https://youtu.be/m5qhho-u_0s
4. Review of the Ma Nishtana/4 Questions
5. Plan our Passover skit about the seder plate for next week’s assembly
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/5-
1) Be ready to present our skit on the seder plate!

Today in class we worked on:
3/29-
1. Word of the week: אָבִיב (spring)
2. T’fillah with Rabbi Prass and all school
3. Passover video: https://youtu.be/B4ofR01Fn7s
4. Page 96 read and translate
5. Page 97 read and translate
a. Flash cards
6. Practice the 4 Questions for Passover
7. Passover Mad Libs
8. Preview our role in the Model Passover Seder
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/29-
1. Be ready to plan our presentation about the seder plate!

Today in class we worked on:
3/15-
1. Word of the week: אֳזְנֵי הָמָן (Haman’s ears)
2. Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school where we talked about Purim and looked at a megillah scroll
3. Page 91 – hidden word
4. Jewpardy game
5. Purim video: https://youtu.be/SGjlZjGi8vw
6. Purim Mad Libs
7. Purim Kahoot!
8. Hamentashen to take home
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/15-
We are on Spring break. See you on 3/29 when we are back!

Today in class we worked on:
3/8-
1. Word of the week: רַעֲשָׁן (noisemaker)
2. Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school where we talked about Purim
3. Purim video: https://youtu.be/mYGqOMe-DqQ
4. Prayer Companion
a. Page 50: mitzvot of Purim
b. Page 51: mitzvot of Purim
5. Hamentashen video: https://youtu.be/FWuod6GO6_4
6. Purim Mad Lib
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/8-
1. Review what we did in class today.

Today in class we worked on:
3/1-
1. Word of the week: מִשְׁלוֹחַ מָנוֹת (mishloach manot)
2. T’fillah with Rabbi Prass and all school, discussed what brings us happiness and joy with Purim coming up
3. Purim video: https://youtu.be/6mmZDYogjCk
4. Page 88
a. Read and translate about Purim
5. Page 89
a. Make flashcards with new vocabulary
6. Purim Mad Lib
7. Flash Card Review
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/1-
1. Review what we did in class today

Today in class we worked on:
2/22-
1. Word of the week:מַלְכָּה (queen)
a. Who are the women you look up to?
2. Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school while we moved to our prayers
3. Last week we learned abou Tu B’Av, the “Jewish Valentine’s Day” that occurs during the summer in the month of Av.
4. This week we explored the V’ahavta, which uses the same root word ‘ahava’ for love.
5. Prayer Companion page 20
a. Shema intro
b. Shema Video: https://youtu.be/9geXjErjvfw
6. Prayer Companion page 21
a. Putting the Shema in order
7. Prayer Companion page 24
a. V’ahavta
i. Circle all the final chafs
ii. Square around all the shuruk vowels (vav with ‘oo’ sound)
b. Mezuzah video: https://youtu.be/nFPuClFQ5NA
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/22-
None this week!

Today in class we worked on:
2/15-
● Word of the week: פִּרְסוֹמוֹת (commercials)
○ Did you have a favorite commercial during the ‘big game’?
● T’fillah with Rabbi Prass and all school where we looked at 2 prayers about love.
● Alef-Bet Assessment (everyone did great!)
● Judaism has a ‘Valentine’s Day’, Tu B’Av, and it falls during the summer. We watched a video about it: https://youtu.be/iXa10k89b4M
● We learned about the famous ‘love’ sculpture by Robert Indiana and made our own rendition with the Hebrew word ‘אַהֲבָה’.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/15-
Review what we did in class today.

Today in class we worked on:
2/8-
● Word of the week: אָלוּפִים (champion)
● T’fillah time with Rabbi Prass and all school. Learning about Jewish participants in the Olympics.
● Chapter 5: In the Classroom
○ Page 39 read and translate with our flashcards
○ Page 40 read and translate with our flashcards
● Disney songs in Hebrew
● Continue making flashcards to improve our vocabulary
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/8-
Review the pages we completed tonight.

Today in class we worked on:
2/1-
● Word of the week: חוֹרֶף (winter)
○ What is your favorite thing to do in winter?
○ Are you ready for winter to be over?
● Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school
● Chapter 5: In the Classroom
○ Page 37 read and translate
○ Page 38 read and translate
○ Page 39 read and translate
■ Explaining masculine and feminine as it applies to Hebrew language
○ Make flash cards with new vocab words
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/1-
1) Review the pages we completed in class.

Today in class we worked on:
1/25-
1. Word of the week: קְהִלָה (community)
a. What makes a community special?
b. Is there a community you rely on?
2. Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school about the Torah portion of the week, doing the right thing
3. Chapter 5: In the Classroom
a. Page 36 read and translate
b. Page 37 read and translate
c. Make flash cards with vocab words to reinforce our learning
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/25-
1. Review the pages we did in class.

Today in class we worked on:
1/18-
1. Word of the week: עֵצִים (trees)
2. Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school about safety and praying for peace
3. Tu B’shvat Learning continued
a. Page 72 in main book
b. Page 73 in main book
4. Alef Bet Bingo
5. Review with flashcards
6. Video about this week’s Torah portion
a. https://youtu.be/UabwIKpxDe0
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/18-
1. Continue to practice alef-bet letters and vowels.

Today in class we worked on:
1/11-
1. Word of the week: פֵּרוֹת (fruits)
2. Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school, learning about Tu B’shvat
3. Tu B’shvat Learning
a. Video: https://youtu.be/hRfV7XrGfBo
b. Page 42 in Prayer Companion
i. Respect for trees and creation
ii. Hebrew months and Tu B’shvat name origin
c. Page 43 in Prayer Companion
i. Number values of alef-bet
4. Tu B’shvat Kahoot!
5. Tu B’shvat Scattergories
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/11-
1. Continue to practice at home with flashcards and review the pages we covered in class.

Today in class we worked on:
12/14 –
1) Word of the week: כֹּל הַכָּבוֹד (all the respect to you)
2) T’fillah time with Rabbi Prass and all school
○ Working on the Amidah prayer
3) Chapter 2
○ Page 13 (Word match)
○ Page 14 (Kol Shofar)
○ Page 15 (continued)
4) Worksheet with similar looking Hebrew letters (pey/fey, tzadi/ayin, etc)
5) Review game
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/14 –
1) Great work this semester! See you in January!

Today in class we worked on:
12/7 –
1) Word of the week: שָׁם & פֹּה (there and here)
2) Fun with Hebrew Numbers
○ Practice reading 1-10 in Hebrew
○ Recite phone number in Hebrew
○ Learned how different numbers are used in everyday life like chamesh (5) for the 5 Books of Moses (Chumash), and sheva (7) for Shiva when we mourn a loved one
3) Chapter 2
○ Page 10 (Where is the honey?)
○ Page 11 (continued)
○ Page 12 (Greeting cards)
4) Final letters and vowel review
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/7 –
1) Continue to use flashcards you have at home and practice.

Today in class we worked on:
11/30 –
1. Word of the week: תּוֹדָה & סֻפְגָּנִיָּה (thank you & donut)
2. Today the students met with Rabbi Prass in T’fillah where we prayed parts of the Amidah, to light the chanukiah, and to talk about Chanukkah. During T’fllah we talked about ways that we can spread light.
3. Review Game
a. Alef Bet Bingo
4. Alef Bet Assessment (second time)
5. Dreidel Game!
6. Fun Chanukah Video
a. Six13 – West Side Chanukah Story | Presented by MJE
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/30 –
1. Be ready to start chapter 2 next week. Good work tonight!

Today in class we worked on:
11/16 –
● Word of the week: נֵרוֹת
○ Do you have special candles or a special Chanukiyah?
● Community time with Rabbi Prass and all school
● Chanukah Mad Libs
● Textbook (Chanukah)
○ Page 56 Chanukah narrative
○ Page 57 Chanukah narrative
○ Page 58 Picture matching
○ Page 59 Chanukah Blessings
● Video: Kids Tell us What They Know About Chanukah (Jimmy Kimmel)
● Video: How Do You Spell Channukkahh
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/16 – Be ready to read the Chanukah blessings with your family and friends on 11/28!

Today in class we worked on:
11/9 –
1. Word of the week: גָּדוֹל
a. Did something big happen to you this week?
2. Chanukah Blessings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDmvvAhTn2c
3. Prayer Companion Book
a. Pages 35-37 for Chanukah blessings
4. Make Chanukah cards for Jewish U.S. soldiers with all school and Rabbi Prass
5. Weekly Hebrew Words with Yaara – Flavors
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/9 –
1. Practice Chanukah Blessings

Today in class we worked on:
11/2 –
● Tefillah with all school and Rabbi Prass
● Word of the week: לְהַדְלִיק
○ Do you light Shabbat candles?
● Page 4 (Prayer Companion – Modeh/Modah Ani)
○ very first prayer we say when we wake up
○ what do you do when you wake up?
○ can you add a prayer to thank G-d each morning?
○ Modeh Ani video
● Page 5
○ fill in blanks (writing practice) with Modeh/Modah Ani
● Listen to ‘Modeh Ani’ by Nefesh Mountain while we draw/color to the music
○ https://youtu.be/zFOms2QxFTo
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/2 –
Review Modeh/Modah Ani. Next week we start preparing for Chanukah!

Today in class we worked on:
10/26 –
● Word of the week: חַלָּה
○ Have you ever made your own challah?
○ What is the best challah you ever had?
○ What topping or mix-in would you add to challah?
● Outdoor Hebrew thru Movement with Rabbi Prass and kitah aleph
● Page 7 in textbook
○ Family Portraits
● Page 8 in textbook
○ Adding ‘shalom’ to each family member
● Page 9 in textbook
○ Who is Home?
● Hebrew Game
● Fruits in Hebrew video
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/26 –
Review pages 7, 8, and 9

Today in class we worked on:
10/19 –
● Word of the week: כּוֹס (cup)
○ Do you have a special cup at home that your family uses for Jewish rituals?
● Review Alef-bet assessment
● Outdoor Hebrew Thru Movement & Hebrew games with Rabbi Prass
● Page 4 in textbook
○ Review from last week
● Page 5 in textbook
○ Who is in the house?
● Page 6 in textbook
○ Matching words
● Top 10 Hardest Hebrew Words to Pronounce video
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/19 –
Review pages 4, 5, and 6

Today in class we worked on:
10/12 –
● Word of the week: אֵשׁ
○ How do we use fire in Jewish life?
● Outdoor time: finding colors in Hebrew
● Alef-bet assessment
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/12 –
Be ready to get back into our textbook!

Today in class we worked on:
9/28 –
● Word of the week: הַקָּפָה (dance with Torah)
○ Why do we read the Torah over and over each year?
● Collect tzedakah
○ We will collect each session. Think about where we should send our tzedakah this year. What causes are important to you? Local? Jewish?
● Explore textbook
○ What did you find interesting?
○ What is something we should learn?
● Outside with Rabbi Prass to see Torah scroll
● History & Revival of the Hebrew Language
● Review of alef-bet and vowels
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/28 –
Be ready to start in our book next week! Also, dress for the weather, we will try to go outside each week for some learning and fun!

Today in class we worked on:
9/21 –
● Word of the week: בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא (welcome)
● Ice breakers & All About Me
● Expectations for the year
● Sukkah visit with Rabbi Prass
● Hand out textbooks, bring these each week
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/21-
1) Make sure to bring both books next week (and every week)