education – gimel tues

                  Today in class we worked on:  

2/7-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents, Tuesday’s class was very exciting because the students took a “pre-test” on six of our flashcards (vocabulary) and did an excellent job.  On the 21st, we will take the actual test on ten words that we have talked about for the past three months.  I am confident that the students will do very well!       
  1. Our day began with Tefillah led by Rabbi Prass. Because of Tu B’Shvat, Rabbi asked the students how they have grown during the past year. The answers that were given were spot on! 
  1. When we returned to class, the students took their quiz. I reviewed the answers, graded the papers, and returned the tests to each student. 
  1. We worked on reviewing the assigned homework from our last class. Most of the students are becoming more comfortable reading orally. I consider that a sign of progress. This is also a good time to remind everyone that our students need to bring their books to class each week. Please help this happen. 
  1. We played a quick round of trivia, and lastly, attended a whole school assembly with Rabbi focusing on expanding our Hebrew vocabulary.  

 HOMEWORK TO BE STUDIED FOR NEXT WEEK:  

  1. (Our regular text) 
  1. Page 25 top section and line 1 lower section 
  1. Page 27 Purple section Review and complete if necessary 
  1. Page 28 top lines 1 & 2. Read the bottom section 
  1. Page 34 lines 1 & 2 Please give it a try 
  1. Thank you, Mr. Kerman 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/31-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents, Mr. Kerman here reporting to you about our Hebrew School experiences this week. 
  1. We began with Tefillah and Rabbi’s explanation of the importance of the Wailing Wall to all Jews. Because Rabbi Bellows is traveling to Jerusalem, all of the students were given the opportunity to write a prayer to be placed in the wall. Several of our classmates showed me their prayers, and they were beautifully written!  
  1. When we returned to class, we reviewed our flashcards. I told the students that in two weeks, we will have a test on reading the words and defining each term. Since we have been working on these words for the entire year, this should not present a problem. Also, parents, please remind your child to bring their books to class. We should not have to interrupt Rabbi Prass in order to get an extra book. 
  1. After working in our text , we talked about Tu B’Shavat and how Torah is a “ Tree of Life.” The students wrote about what that phrase means, and I added a few ideas as well. We finished up the class session with a game of trivia, based in part, on what Rabbi and I discussed in class.  
  1. The day ended with Madrich Charlie and Rabbi Prass leading Hebrew through movement. 

 Homework to be completed by next class: 

  1. Please review pages: 12, 14, 36, & 38. 
  1. Thank you. Mr. Kerman 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/24-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents, Mr. Kerman here reporting to you about our Hebrew School experiences this week. 
  1. We began with t’fillot led by 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. When we returned to class, we worked with flashcards to help our decoding skills. It is my hope that the students can read the words, remember their meanings, and provide some information about each word. We are making progress. 
  1. We worked in our textbook and practiced reading the Shema and V’havta.  
  1. Several weeks ago, we discussed many of the words we use to name God. Today, we talked about some of God’s attributes, such as slow to anger. The students then selected which attribute they thought was most important and why.  It made for an interesting conversation.  
  1. We played a quick round of Jewish trivia  
  1. We ended the session playing Hebrew in Motion with Rabbi and Charlie prior to dismissal. 

Homework:  

  1. Pages 34,35,36, & 38 in our main textbook. 
  1. Have a great week and a restful Shabbat, Mr. Kerman  

Homework to be completed by next class 

Students need to continue practice reading the prayers before and after the Torah. Also, in our workbook, page 5 at the bottom lines 1-3, page 11, bottom lines 1 -2 only, 

and in our book, page 13, lines 4 & 5… 

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday.  Mr. K. 

Mr. Kerman 

Today in class we worked on:  

1/17-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents, Today. we had Tefillah led by Rabbi Bellows.  
  1. We then completed these activities in class: 
  1. We worked on reading our flashcards and defining each word as well… 
  1. We read and reviewed the Shema, 
  1. We reviewed the V’Ahavta and began reading and discussing Yotzer Or.  
  1. A few of our students seem to be out of practice because of vacation. Please remind your child to work on our homework at least three days a week. Also, please check to see that your child brings their Hebrew Textbooks to class each week. I really appreciate your help in these matters 
  1. The day ended with Madrich Charlie and Rabbi Bellows leading Hebrew through movement. 

 HOMEWORK TO BE STUDIED FOR NEXT WEEK:  

  1. (Our regular text) Page 34 all, page 35 all, and page 36 all… 
  1. Thank you parents, for sending us your talented students every week! 
  1. Have a wonderful week and Shabbat Shalom, Mr. Kerman 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/10-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents, Mr. Kerman here reporting to you about our Hebrew School experiences today.  
  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. We then spent our time reviewing vocabulary with our flashcards followed by reading various prayers that we have worked on during the first half of the year.  
  1. Next we took a 10 -question general quiz about the holidays we will be studying during the second half of the year.  
  1. Finally, we worked with Charlie and Rabbi Prass on Hebrew thru Movement.  

Homework to be completed by next class: 

  1. Using are main textbook, please study: 
  1. Page 18} all, page 19 all, page20 all,& page 26 all… 
  1. I am looking forward to seeing everyone next week.  Have a great week and Shabbat Shalom, Mr. Kerman 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/20-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents, Mr. Kerman here reporting to you about our Hebrew School experiences today. 
  1. We began with Tefillah and Rabbi’s discussion of Chanukah and heroism.  
  1. When we returned to class, we continued with Rabbi’s Chanukah review. 
  1. We played a game using our flashcards and a dreidel giving the students several options they could choose as they were asked to read and define the words we have been working on. 
  1. Working in groups, we created newspapers that highlighted the events and lessons of Chanukah. 
  1. Lastly, we joined all the students for pizza. 
  1. As the first half of our school year ends, I again want to thank you for sending us such talented students. I hope you have a Happy Chanukah, a wonderful winter break, and a happy and healthy secular new year. 
  1. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in 2023. Mr. Kerman  

Homework to be completed by next class: 

  1. While we are on break, it would be helpful if each student reviewed the Hebrew alphabet and vowels. Also, please review page18, page 26 lines 1 – 3, and page 34 lines 1 – 3. Thank you… 

Today in class we worked on:  

12/13-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents. I know everyone is looking forward to Chanukah and winter break, but we do have class next Tuesday with something special at the end of the day.  
  1. Today, we had an all school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass where we talked about the gifts we have given and can give to our parents.  
  1. We began class working on our flashcards to help foster sight reading and phonetic analysis.  
  1. We worked on reviewing the assigned homework from our last class. 3. We talked about Chanukah and the  miracles that helped our people remain free from religious oppression. 
  1. We read several prayers and worked on understanding the meaning of the key words in each prayer. 
  1. We played a quick round of trivia. 
  1. Lastly, attended a whole school assembly with Rabbi focusing on Hannukah and Hebrew Through Movement. 

 HOMEWORK TO BE STUDIED FOR NEXT WEEK:  

  1. Using our workbook: Page 8 The whole page; Page 10 The whole page; Page 14 lines 1-4 (give it a try);  Page 16 The whole page 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/6-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents, Mr. Kerman here reporting to you about our Hebrew School experiences today. 
  1. We began with Tefillah. 
  1. Today we took a repeat test of the Hebrew alphabet and vowels. The majority of the students did very well. 
  1. We spent about ten minutes working on a brief creative English writing assignment, an interview with the Shamash candle, while I graded the Hebrew alphabet tests. The interviews were very clever!  
  1. We worked with our flashcards and did a survey of Hebrew reading in our main activity book. 
  1. We ended class with a brief trivia game centered around Chanukah. 
  1. The last ten minutes of the were spent with Rabbi working on our Hebrew in Motion activities. 

    Homework to be completed by next class 

  1. Students need to review the Chanukah prayers, and practice chanting them as well.  
  1. Also, the students can work on pages 26,27,28, and 29 in our main textbook. Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday.  Mr. Kerman 

Today in class we worked on:  

11/29-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents,I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday. It was wonderful having perfect attendance today. 
  1. We had Tefillah with Rabbi  
  1. We began class working on our flashcards to help foster sight reading and phonetic analysis. 
  1. We worked on reviewing the assigned homework from our last class. 
  1. We worked on The Shema and V’Havta. 
  1. We read the English translation of the V’havta, and each student wrote one behavior we could add to the prayer to show our love for God. 
  1. We played a quick round of trivia,  
  1. and lastly, attended a whole school assembly with Rabbi focusing on Hannukah and Hebrew Through Movement. 

 HOMEWORK TO BE STUDIED FOR NEXT WEEK: (Our regular text) 

  1. Page 25 top section and line 1 lower section 
  1. Page 27 Purple section Review and complete if necessary 
  1. Page 28 top lines 1 & 2. Read the bottom section 
  1. Page 34 lines 1 & 2 Please give it a try 


Today in class we worked on: 

11/15-

  1. Hello Gimmel Parents, Mr. Kerman here reporting to you about our Hebrew School experiences today. 
  1. We began with Tefillah and Rabbi’s discussion of current events. 
  1. When we returned to class, we worked with flashcards to help our decoding skills. It is my hope that the students can read the words and remember their meanings as well. We are making progress. 
  1. We worked in our workbook and textbook and practiced reading words from the Shema and V’havta. 
  1. We discussed the Jewish aspects of Thanksgiving, and what we are thankful for. You will be happy to know that each student expressed how thankful they are for their parents and family. 
  1. We played a quick round of Jewish trivia and ended the session playing Hebrew in Motion with Rabbi and Charlie prior to dismissal. 

 Homework to be completed by next class 

  1.  Students have a handout they received today. They can work on reading the entire page. They can also review workbook pages 5.7.and 11. 
  1. I would like to wish you all a happy and joyous Thanksgiving…Mr. Kerman  

Today in class we worked on:

11/8-

Hello Gimmel parents, Mr. Kerman here reporting to you about our Hebrew School experiences today.

  1. We began with Tefillah and Rabbi’s discussion of the Hebrew word of the day
  2. In class, we worked with flashcards in order to test everyone’s reading skills. The students did a great job.
  3. We talked about Abraham and his journey to the land of Canon.
  4. The students were tested on reading the prayers before and after reading the Torah. Those who were present did a great job.
  5. We also worked on chanting those prayers.
  6. We played a quick round of trivia before joining the other classes for Hebrew Through Movement.
  7. All in all, we had an excellent day.

Homework to be completed by next class

  1. Students need to continue practice reading the prayers before and after the Torah.
  2. Also, in our workbook, page 5 at the bottom lines 1-3, page 11, bottom lines 1 -2 only, and in our book, page 13, lines 4 & 5…
  3. Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday.  Moreh. K

Today in class we worked on:

11/1-

Hello Gimmel parents, Mr. Kerman here wanting to thank you for sending us such super kids! They are a joy to work with. Today we:

  1. Took part in all school Tefillah,
  2. Studied the Hebrew letter and word(s) of the day.
  3. Studied Torah with Rabbi and continued discussing the portion after his great introduction.
  4. Worked on reading the prayers before and after the Torah,
  5. worked on a textbook activity to support the reading of the prayer,
  6. attended an all school assembly to see the OSRUI camp video and play Hebrew in Motion with Charlie and Rabbi.

Homework to be completed by next class

  1. Students need to continue practice reading the prayers for reading the Torah (before & after on a handout I have given them.
  2. The students can also practice reading page 13 in their textbook. I will be listening to each student reading individually next week.
  3. Have a healthy and happy week, Moreh Kerman

Today in class we worked on:

10/25-

  1. We had an school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass where we talked about the new month of Cheshvan.
  2. We talked about the word of the week.
  3. We took an alef/bet quiz
  4. We studied the Torah blessings
  5. We created our own prayers about how the Torah is important to our people.
  6. We looked in our book on page 10, and the workbook on page 2 & page 7.
  7. 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.

 Homework to be completed by next class

  1. Handout of the prayers before and after reading the Torah. We are working on the before prayer with chanting. I am aware that this is the same homework as last week, but we need to gain confidence in reading the prayer we are learning.

Today in class we worked on:

10/18-

  1. We had Tefillah with Rabbi. 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.
  2. Students took a test on the Hebrew alphabet and vowels.
  3. We continued to work on reading in our workbook and are to earning mastery on the prayers before and after reading the Torah. Parents please remind our students to read the words in front of them, and not rely on memory to read the materials we are studying.
  4. We had a short game of trivia.
  5. 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.

 Homework to be completed by next class

  1. Workbook page 5…Lines 1-5 at the bottom of the page
  2. Handout of the prayers before and after reading the Torah. We are working on the before prayer with chanting. I am aware that this is the same homework as last week, but we need to gain confidence in reading the prayer we are learning.

Today in class we worked on:

10/11:

  1. We had Tefillah with Rabbi
  2. We had a discussion about the Lulov and the Etrog, followed by Rabbi’s visit with both items
  3. We worked on reading and chanting the prayer before reading the Torah, and discussed Simchat Torah.
  4. We talked about what a Midrash is, and how the Rabbis teach us that all of our souls were present at the giving of the Ten commandments.
  5. We  practiced reading in our workbook ,and ended class with our trivia game.

 Homework to be completed by next class

  1. Workbook page 5…Lines 1-5 at the bottom of the page
  2. Handout of the prayers before and after reading the Torah. We are working on the before prayer with chanting.

Today in class we worked on:
9/27-

  1. We attended T’fillah,
  2. We reviewed some vocabulary for the High Holidays
  3. Our class joined the Daled class outside to work Rabbi Prass on “Hebrew thru movement”
  4. We read the Barchu and concentrated on the pronunciation and meaning of the key words in the prayer
  5. We reviewed our homework, and made corrections.
  6. We built upon our knowledge of the Barchu to begin looking at the prayer before reading Torah because they both share a lot of the same vocabulary.
  7. Each student received the workbook that accompanies our text.
  8. We received our homework ( pages 9 & 10 in our text).
  9. We ended class with our review trivia game.) 

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. The homework to be studied for the next two weeks is reviewing the Barchu page 4 and working on pages 9 & 10, the blessing before reading the Torah.
  2. I want to wish you all a Shana Tova.
  3. Thank you for sending us such awesome students. Moreh Kerman

Today in class we worked on:
9/20-

  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 warmed up talking about “Your Favorite Jewish Food is?”
  4. For Hebrew, we were in our textbooks working on “The Barchu”
    a. Reviewed homework pages 4-6
    b. Practiced reading and translating some of the words
  5. We walked about the Book of Life in preparation for the Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
  6. Lihitraot (good-bye).
    Homework to be completed by next class:
    9/20-
    a) Homework pages 7 and 8 at the top
    b) Begin looking at page 8 bottom
    c) Remember Tzedukah.

Today in class we worked on:
9/13-

  1. Hebrew Review
  2. The Barchu
  3. Our class was able to enjoy going outside for recess in Hebrew with Rabbi Prass and our madrich Charlie Schwartz.
  4. An Intro to Rosh HaShnnah
  5. Jewish Holidays and basic knowledge trivia
  6. What values each students wants to see develop during the new year.
  7. Final Hebrew Review before dismissal.
    Homework to be completed by next class:
    9/13-
    1) Using our textbook ,students are to review pages 4 & 5. If they have time, they can look at page 6,