education – daled wed

Today in class:
5/11-
1) We began looking at our next prayer, V’Shamroo that we say on Friday night at services. We discussed the history behind the prayer and why Shabbat is so importance to us and cherished.
2) We discussed why certain prayers are in the Torah and why.
3) Students read aloud Page 85…A’Havat O’lom also said on Friday night.
4) Lastly, we ended with Shalom Aleichem hymn which speaks of angels of peace we let in our homes after lighting candles for Shabbat.
5) We listened to the prayers on U Tube. Friday night prayers are so special and beautiful!
6) Rabbi Prass spoke with the entire group in order to wrap up the year and present Morim appreciation gift.
7) We ended the day enjoying some pizza
8) Dear Parents, It was a pleasure working with you children this year. They re-ally made me feel my teaching career was a great choice. I loved every mo-ment with them. You should all be proud of your kiddos. Remember to have them practice reading over the summer. Morah Fox

Today in class:
5/4-
1. Participated in T’fillah led by Rabbi Bellows.
2. We began looking at our next prayer, L’Cha Dodi, that we say on Friday night at services. We discussed the history behind the prayer and the reason we stand with the last verse welcoming Shabbat.
3. Today was Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day. We watched a YouTube video for this important day and how it is celebrated in Israel.
4. Today we also watched a video as to how and why we celebrate Israel’s Independence Day, Yom Ha”Atzmaut.
5. Students took their last Alef-Bet quiz for this year.
Homework:
5/4-
1. L’Cha Dodi, page 68 read English and as much Hebrew practice as allowed for next week.

Today in class:
4/27-
1) We began the day with our all school t’fillah.
2) We finished chapter 6 and discussed Yom Ha’Shoah:
3) Finished working on Friday night prayer Oseh Shalom
4) Discussed Friday night services and prayers
5) We began looking at our next prayer, L’Cha Dodi, that we say on Friday night at services
6) Today was Yom Ha’Shoah. We read age appropriate pamphlets and watched a U Tube video for this important remembrance day of the Holocaust. Held discussion.
Homework:
4/27-
1. L’Cha Dodi, next prayer, page 68 read English and as much Hebrew practice as allowed for next week.

Today in class:
4/20-
1) We had an all school t’fillah
2) We continued chapter 6:
a. Started another prayer for peace…Oseh Shalom and discussed Why is peace better than conflict? Why do we have so much conflict today?? (Countries, family, friends, and yourselves)
3) Learned about the Tanach which is an acronym for Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets) like Isaiah and Ezekiel and Ketuvim (writings) like Proverbs and Megillah Esther
4) Discussed our Sedars and the best parts of their Sedar
5) Sang Oseh Shalom and listened to many tunes. We all decided on our favorite.
Homework:
4/20-
1) Next week we will work on a word art with Shalom Byit…Peace in the home.
2) Please have your kiddos bring a device to work on.

Today in class:
4/13-
1. We continued chapter 5.
2. Students listed and shared 4 things that make their home a peaceful place.
3. Students sang the Torah blessings for before and after the Torah reading and the meaning including root words found in the blessing. They did a great job!!!!!
4. Practiced Passover story presentation for today!
5. Performed a play the students wrote about the Magid section. during our Model seder. You can check out their performance on the CBA youtube channel
Homework :
4/13-
1) Enjoy the Sedars and be ready to share next week
2) Happy Passover to all!!

Today in class:
4/6-
1. Participated in T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass.
2. We continued chapter 5:
3. We continue to practice… Sim Shalom and Shalom Rav.
4. Questions asked: “Why do we ask G-d to bless us?” Why do we pray in a communi-ty?
5. Why do we need to gain peace in our home, communities and then the world?? How is prayer like a goal?
6. Worked on Passover story presentation for next week
Homework :
4/6-
1. Please practice fluent reading of Sim Shalom and Shalom Rav

Today in class:
3/30-
1. We had an all school t’fillah
2. We continued chapter 5
3. We continue to practice… Sim Shalom and Shalom Rav.
4. Next week : “Why do we ask G-d to bless us?”Why do we pray in a community?
5. Next week: HoHow is a prayerWhy do we need to gain peace in our home, communities and then the world?? How is prayer like a goal?
6. Worked on Passover story presentation
Homework :
3/30-
1. Please practice fluent reading of Sim Shalom and Shalom Rav

Today in class:
3/16-
1. We had a special tefilah with Rabbi Prass discussing Purim and the synagogue’s megillah.
2. We continued chapter 5
3. We began Sim Shalom (Grant Peace) pg 50
4. We worked on the word match pages 51-53
5. Great discussion of “Why do we ask G-d to bless us?”
6. Played our word game
7. HAPPY PURIM!!!
Homework :
3/16
1. Please practice fluent reading
2. Have a wonderful spring break! See you when we are back on March 30th.

Today in class:
3/9-
1. Participated in all school T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass
2. We continued chapter 5 : Berchat Shalom/Shalom Rav last blessing in the Amidah.
3. Graded prayer dictionary and shared
4. Students discussed how they would create peace, if a situation arose. They were to keep a log if they can’t remember and how did they change the situation ?
• We read and worked on pages 48 & 49 together
5. We reread and sang Shalom Rav.
6. Played our word game
7. HAPPY PURIM!!!
*Homework :
3/9-
1) Practice fluent reading

Today in class:
3/2-
1. The entire school had t’fillah.
2. We began chapter 5 : Berchat Shalom/Shalom Rav last blessing in the Amidah.
3. I asked the students if they had only one wish what would it be?
4. We read and sang Shalom Rav. Talked about words that were important in the prayer and talked about peace and the world today.
5. Worked on “prayer dictionary” in text
6. Played our word game
Homework :
3/2-
1. Practice fluent reading on page 46 and 48
2. During this coming week, I asked students to decide how they would create peace, if a situation arose. Try to keep a log if they can’t remember and how did they change the situation ?

Today in class:
2/23-
1. We joined the rest of the school for tefilah with Rabbi Prass.
2. Students shared their designed drawings, poems, songs to illustrate miracles in the world and their own lives.
3. Students shared thinking answers on page 44
4. Students’ fluency was checked today from homework on page 45
5. We began chapter 5: Berchat Shalom/Shalom Rav last blessing in the Amidah
6. Played our word game
Homework :
2/23-
1. Practice fluent reading on page 46

Today in class:
2/16-
1. Participated in T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass where we looked at 2 prayers about love.
2. Students repeated another Alef Bet quiz.
3. Students finished the Hoda’ah portion of the Shabbat Amidah.
4. Students designed some drawings, poems, songs and games to illustrate miracles in the world and their own lives.
5. We discussed the difference between the words thank and acknowledge.
6. On page 44 there are thinking questions the students needed to answer and share. Please ask them to share with you!
Homework:
2/16-
1. Practice fluent reading on page 45

Today in class:
2/9-
1. Participated in a school wide assembly led by Rabbi Prass learning about Jewish par-ticipants in the Olympics.
2. Students read the lines they practiced in the Hoda’ah prayer.
3. We discussed, “We shall tell of your praises”, which is the Hallel prayer, and the root word Hey, Lamed, Lamed.
4. Students read the prayer together and then individually.
5. We discussed which of nature’s gifts they are thankful for??And why?
6. Students watched a Youtube video as a Soferret ( lady scribe) showed them how to write a Torah. Fascinating!
7. Ended playing a game with Siddur words.
*Homework:
2/9-
1) Practice reading…pages 40,41,42
2) Practice reading this new prayer page 36

Today in class:
2/2-
1) It was so wonderful to see all the students in person today!!
2) We began the day with an all school t’filah
3) We reviewed the Hoda’ah, (thanksgiving), the 6th blessing in Shabbat Amidah (Modeem Anachnu are the first words). Students read a few lines that they practiced from last week.
4) We discussed appreciation and giving thanks to others
5) We read page 38, the Modeh Ani, the prayer we say when we rise in the morning. We are all thankful to be here.
6) We discussed who are the rocks, (Tzur), in our lives and why.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/2-
1. Practice reading this new prayer page 36

Today in class:
1/26-
1. We had a great assembly with Rabbi Prass and learned about this week’s Torah par-shat, Mishpatim, which tells us to stand tall and do the right thing, even if others around us do wrong.
2. We had a reading quiz on the Kiddusha, which was their homework.
3. We began the Hoda’ah,(thanksgiving), the 6th blessing in Shabbat Amidah (Modeem Anachnu are the first words)
4. Students wrote and then discussed all things of appreciation in their lives
5. We read the prayer in English and Hebrew and discussed the meaning of this prayer
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/26-
1. Practice reading this new prayer page 36

Today in class we:
1/19-
*We played a Hebrew word game with Hebrew Through Movement vocabulary and graded homework
*We worked in our text with the reasons why Kiddusha is so important to us
* Students answered and discussed two questions in chat…..1) How does each generation pass along our heritage to the next generation?
2) During Passover…why should each generation feel as they had gone forth out of Egypt??
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/19-
Practice reading page 35 for a reading quiz next week

Today in class we:
1/12-
1. We then talked about some holy events that they have experienced and shared for quite a while. We practiced the Choreography for the Kiddusha.
2. We discussed how we can repair the world, Tikkun Olam, kindness, caring for others and respect.
3. We worked on page 31 together.
4. Participated in a school wide Tu B’Shevat assembly led by Rabbi Prass
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/12-
1. Practice reading, the Kiddusha
2. Remember to bring Tzdekah to next class.

Today in class we:
12/15-
1. Started day with T’fillah
2. We then talked about some holy events that they have experienced and shared for quite a while. We practiced the Choreography for the Kiddusha.
3. We discussed how we can repair the world, Tikkun Olam
4. We worked on page 29 together
5. We played “Around the World” with Hebrew Through Movement words!!!!
6. We voted on our tree of compassion
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/15-
1. Practice reading, even once, the Kiddusha over break. Must have the page signed from a parent.
2. Remember to bring Tzdekah to next class.
3. Have a great Winter break!!!

Today in class we:
12/8 –
1. We tool an Alef-Bet Quiz
2. We began Kidusha part of the Amidah which is the 3rd blessing proclaiming G-d’s holy presence which comes from the Prophets. We imitate the angels in the prophet Issi-ah’s visions when we recite the prayer. We need a minyan for this prayer. So what is a minyan?
3. What are some holy events and experiences you have encountered?
4. Since we were created in the image of God, we strive to be good by our kindness to-wards others, caring, repairing the world, respecting others, praying and studying.
5. Page 28 in text together. Kedusha….We will learn the choreography too.
6. We wrapped up the day playing our review game, “Around the World”
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/8 –
1. Practice reading Kedusha for next week.
2. Remember to bring Tzdekah to class.

Today in class we:
12/1 –
1. Today the students met with Rabbi Prass in T’fillah where we prayed parts of the Ami-dah, to light the chanukiah, and to talk about Chanukkah. During T’fllah we talked about ways that we can spread light.
2. We began the afternoon checking and discussing homework.
3. We worked on two crossword puzzles for Hanukkah.
4. Students listened to a story about the characters in the Hanukkah drama. Good dis-cussion.
5. Played “Hangman” with the vocabulary from Hanukkah
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/1 –
1. Practice reading.
2. Remember to bring Tzdekah to class.
3. Happy Hanukkah to you and your families.

Today in class we worked on:
11/17 –
1) Started day with all school T’fillah
2) We began the afternoon checking and discussing homework
3) Class presented their tree of compassion and kindness
4) Continued with G’vurah prayer and discussed Jewish heroes and Jewish villains’ traits. Related all this to Hanukkah story.
5) Played Hebrew Around the World with Hebrew Through Movement words.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/17 –
1) Practice reading
2) Happy Hanukkah to you and your families.

Today in class we:
11/10 –
1. We started the session making Chanukah cards for US active Jewish military person-nel.
2. We began the afternoon checking and discussing homework
3. Class worked on their tree of compassion and kindness and shared with the class
4. Continued with G’vurah …mercy ( B’ruchim )
5. Mi Chamocha : Who is like you?
6. We had a discussion on healing the sick ..Rofeh Cholim …lifting spirits and asking for a speedy recovery. We had a very interesting discussion.
7. Played Hebrew Around the World with Hebrew Through Movement words.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/10 –
1. Practice reading page 27.

Today in class we:
11/3 –
1. Started day with T’fillah led by Rabbi Prass. It was great to be with the whole school in the sanctuary.
2. Then we began our time in class checking in and discussing homework
3. Students worked with a partner on root words from the G’vurah part of the Amidah.
4. We sang a song called “Am Yisrael Chai”
5. We created a fruit tree and added words and acts of kindness ie., Tzdekah!! Great discussion!!
6. Played Hebrew Around the World with Hebrew Through Movement words.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/3 –
1) Be ready for next weeks discussion performing acts of loving kindness G’ milot Hasadim (Kind deeds)

Today in class we:
10/27 –
*We reviewed together the G’vurah, second part of the Amidah… this was their homework to practice
* Each student read a prayer line or two from page 16
* We talked about, what makes one powerful?
* We discussed page 19 rereading lines 1-3 in the G’vurah prayer
* We worked on pages 21 reading to a partner and checking for mistakes.
* Played Hebrew Hangman with the Prayer words
* We did Hebrew thru Movement outside with Rabbi Prass, kitah gimmel
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/27 –
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:
10/20 –
Today in class we:
1. We read together the G’vurah, second part of the Amidah
2. Each student read a prayer line or two from page 16
3. We worked on page 17.. Missing words..go back to prayer and find the word.
4. We discussed Nefesh..soul .. beliefs that your soul lives forever. What do you think? Great answers.
5. We worked on pages 18 vocabulary
6. Page 19 was started and students are to work on this at home
7. Played Hebrew Hangman with the Prayer words
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/20 –
1. Practice fluent reading G’vurah on page 16

Today in class we:
10/13 –
1. Discussed one good thing they have done or would like to do in their lives to become worthy of G-d’s blessing and also it would make their families proud.
2. Each student read a practiced prayer line or two from page 15
3. Played Hebrew Hangman with the Prayer words
4. Students worked on a worksheet with short answers from the V’Emaoat
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/13 –
1. Practice fluent reading G’vurah on page 16

Today in class we worked on:
10/6 –
1. Shared our Family Trees and learning about our family’s ancestors
2. Checked homework page 10
3. Worked on the choreography for the Amidah and discussed the blessings in the pray-er
4. Worked on page s 11-13 together
5. Played a Hebrew word game
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/6 –
1. Page 14 in text
2. Practice fluent reading on page 15 …each student will have one line. To read to me next week

Today in class we worked on:
9/29 –
*Sharing our Family Trees and learning about our families ancestors
* Reviewed the Avot V’Emaot in English and Hebrew
* Worked on the vocabulary work pages
* Played a Hebrew word game
*Each class rotated outside with Rabbi Prass to look at the Lulav, etrog, and Torah in cele-bration of our 3 holidays: hoshana rabba, shemini atzeret, and simchat Torah.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/29 –
*Page 10 in text

Today in class we worked on:
9/22 –
1. Getting to know you games
2. Started Avot V’Emaot prayer . This is the first part of the Amidah. Discussed our Biblical ancestors.
3. Went over expectations for class, homework, etc
4. Visited Sukkah with Rabbi Prass
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/22 –
1. Students are to work on their Family Tree