education – daled wed

Today in class we worked on: 

2/1-

  1. Participated in Tefillah 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. We began another prayer for peace called Sim Shalom. The prayers, Shalom Rav & Sim Shalom, inspire us to make peace and pray for peace in the world. 
  1. Students need to practice the prayers for next week.  
  1. We discussed Tu’Bishvat, holiday of trees, which will be celebrated on February 6 
  1. Students wrote, on a laminated tree, saying how a certain tree can make a difference and how they also can make a difference in the world. Ask them to share with you. 
  1. Played a vocabulary game 
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community. Today we added on Tu Bishvat words. 

Homework:  

  1. Students need to review these prayers pages 50 & 46. Please have them read aloud to you. 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/25-

  1. Our kitah (class) had t’fillot led byRabbi 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. We began a new prayer last week called Shalom Rav. One of the final blessings of the Amidah. We reviewed its meaning and listened to a cantor sing this prayer for peace. Students were to find all the words in Hebrew that relate to peace.  
  1. We discussed what is peace for our lives and the lives in Israel and why is it important to read these prayers. We discussed the strength the Jewish people have in U.S. and in Israel. How difficult it is to live our lives with fear and hatred. We discussed how we need to be strong and pray for peace. 
  1. We continued with the vocabulary from this prayer.  
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community led by Rabbi Prass.  

Homework:  

  1. Students need to review this prayer page 46. Please have them read a loud to you. 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/18-

  1. Participated in Tefillah led by Rabbi Bellows 
  1. Each student read lines from home work prayer on page 45 the Hoda’ah 
  1. We began a new prayer today, the Berchat Shalom, which consists of Shalom Rav and Sim Shalom 
  1. We discussed what is peace and why is it important to read these prayers 
  1. We started page 47 vocabulary and students will finish for next class.  We will finish the discussion next class. 
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community  

Homework:  

  1. Students need to finish page 47 in their workbook.  Please have them read a loud to you. 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/11-

  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. Had a quick review of the Hoda’ah prayer which was taught before break 
  1. Started page 42  Saying “Thank you”Ha’shem  
  1. Worked on the theme of the prayer and personal thanks,  pages 43 & 44  
  1. Played a Hebrew game using vocabulary from page 45 
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community 

* Enjoyed a pizza gatherin 

Homework:  

  1. Each student has 2 lines from page 45 to practice for next week.  Please have them read aloud to you. 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/21-

  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.   
  1.  we reviewed page 38 
  1. We discussed Hanukkah  
  1. We played a Hebrew game  
  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 Wednesday, January 11th
  1. We have two weeks vacation …see you on the 11th. Happy Hanukkah and Happy New year 

Homework:  

  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 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

Practice the G’vurah prayer picking 2 different lines to read next week. After this practice, they should be ready to read the whole prayer. 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/14-

  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. Alef – Bet quiz 
  1. Discussed and read the vocabulary and the meaning of the different sentences in the new prayer we started last week…Hoda’ah, thanksgiving. 
  1. Also practiced the prayer we say when we get up in the morning for giving us life and a new day, Modeh Ani 
  1. We discussed who are the “Rocks” in their lives and listed the common characteristics 
  1. Played a Hebrew vocabulary game 
  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:  

  1. Practice the Hoda’ah prayer page 36 to be ready to read to me when we return from break 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/7-

  1. We reread Kiddusha page 35, third part of the Amidah to practice reading 
  1. We began chapter 4 the Hoda’ah, sixth blessing in Amidah, by reading and discussing the meaning  
  1. Worked on fluency and choreography of the prayer 
  1. We discussed things we thank God for i.e., don’t take life and its goodness for granted, who makes a difference in our lives, what are words of appreciation 
  1. Worked on worksheet together 
  1. Played a Hebrew game and learned more Hebrew vocabulary 
  1. We also joined Rabbi Prass for tefilah and for Hebrew thru Movement. 

Homework:  

  1. Practice the Hoda’ah prayer and its meaning on page 36 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

Practice the G’vurah prayer picking 2 different lines to read next week. After this practice, they should be ready to read the whole prayer. 

Today in class we worked on: 

11/30-

  1. We continued to work on the Kiddusha page 31, third part of the Amidah 
  1. Discussed and read the vocabulary and the meaning of the different sentences in the prayer 
  1. Worked on the movement in the prayer 
  1. Discussed the meaning of G-d’s glory and greatness 
  1. Discussed the meaning of “From generation to generation we tell of your greatness” and how do we do this in everyday life?? 
  1. Worked on fluency 
  1. Worked on worksheets together 
  1. Played a Hebrew game 
  1. We also joined Rabbi Prass for tefilah and for Hebrew thru Movement. 

Homework:  

  1. Practice the Kedusha prayer page 28 to be ready to read to me next week 

Today in class we worked on: 

11/9-

  1. Continued reading practice of the G’vurot prayer 
  1. Last week, students created a fruit tree with acts of kindness that they personally do in their lives. Today, we discussed and wrote compassion and mercy on the trunk in Hebrew. 
  1. We worked on pages 24-26 and discussed what makes a good name.  We also talked about Heroes and what makes them powerful to us. 
  1. We also joined Rabbi Prass and the rest of the school for tefilot and for Hebrew Through Movement. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Practice the G’vurah prayer picking 2 different lines to read next week.  
  1. After this practice, they should be ready to read the whole prayer. 

Today in class we worked on:

11/2-

  1. Participated in all school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass
  2. Continued the G’vurot prayer and it’s meaning.
  3. Talked about acts of kindness they themselves do each day.
  4. Students created a fruit tree with acts of kindness that they personally do in their lives.
  5. We had a great discussion about what are kind acts and why it is important to always be kind and how we sustain life.
  6. Practiced reading and worked on vocabulary.
  7. We ended class with the other Hebrew classes and watched a video about OSRUI summer 2023 and Rabbi Prass led Hebrew Through Movement.

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Practice the G’vurah prayer picking 2 different lines to read next week.

Today in class we worked on:

10/26-

  1. Participated in all school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass
  2. Continued the G’vurot prayer and it’s meaning
  3. What makes you powerful in…. “G-d’s eyes”? Parent’s eyes?                   Teacher’s eyes?  Friends eyes?  And your eyes?
  4. Page 19 … discussion
  5. Reread page 16 lines 1-3 & 4-7
  6. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Practice the G’vurah prayer picking 2 different lines to read next week.
  2. For next week…come to school with a list of Acts of Kindness “With Kindness you sustain the living.”

Today in class we worked on:

10/19-

  1. Participated in all school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass
  2. Alef /Bet quiz
  3. Began reading G’vurah prayer second part of the Amidah. Students chose a line to read outloud. Nice job!
  4. We discussed the meaning of this prayer by discussing what makes one powerful
  5. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community led by Rabbi Prass and had a chance to taste an etrog

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Practice the G’vurah prayer picking 2 different lines to read next week.

Today in class we worked on:

10/12-

  1. We enjoyed an all-school t’fillah with Rabbi Prass
  2. Shared their Family trees and spoke about ancestors
  3. Worked on vocabulary
  4. Worked on Torah connection
  5. Worked on Acts of loving kindness
  6. Ended class with a word game in Hebrew
  7. Talked about inviting guests to the Sukkah
  8. We visited the Sukkah for shaking the lulav & etrog, and Hebrew thru movement.

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Students need to be prepared for class with supplies from the supply list sent to all families.
  2. Page 13, Families’ Acts Loving Kindness.  Students need to talk to the family to find out more information.

Today in class we worked on:

9/28-

Today in class we worked on:

  1. We enjoyed all grade T’Fillah with Rabbi Prass.
  1. Students’ family trees are wonderful
  2. Continued learning the meaning of the Avot V’Emaot prayer and its meaning
  3. Students discussed the number of blessings in the prayer and different names of this prayer
  4. We continue to work on Hebrew vocabulary
  5. We joined the 5th grade Gimmel class outside with Rabbi Prass for Hebrew Through Movement

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. No homework

Today in class we worked on:
9/21-

  1. Participated in Tefillah led by Rabbi Prass who also sounded the shofar.
  2. Continued learning the Avot V’Emaot prayer . This is the first part of the Amidah.
  3. Worked on their Family Tree and vocabulary
  4. Learned more Hebrew words from Hebrew Through
  5. Movement and enjoyed doing this outside
  6. Ended class with a word game in Hebrew
  7. Shana Tovah to all of you. Have a beautiful Rosh Hashanah
    Homework to be completed by next class:
    9/21-
    1) Students need to finish their Family Trees for next class.They might need your help with grandparents.
    2) Students need to be prepared for class with supplies from the supply list sent to all families.

Today in class we worked on:
9/14-

  1. We enjoyed an all-school assembly with Rabbi Prass where we heard the sound of the shofar for the month of Elul.
  2. Getting to know you games
  3. Started Avot V’Emaot prayer. This is the first part of the Amidah.
  4. We participated in Hebrew through movement to practice new vocabulary outside with Rabbi Prass
  5. Discussed expectations for class, bringing their book, homework, supplies, etc.
  6. It was a pleasure to meet your children
    Homework to be completed by next class:
    9/14-
    1) Students are to work on their ideas for Family Tree which will be completed in class. They might need your help with grandparents.