education – gimel 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. Warmed up with a letter and vowel review  
  1. Began our next unit on the Shema  
  1. Learned what the Shema means and why we say it  
  1. Translated all the words from the Shema and practiced reading each word 
  1. Read and sang the Shema individually and together 
  1. Had a good discussion about standing up for what we believe in 
  1. Practiced reading phrases from the Siddur 
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community. Today we added on Tu Bishvat words. 

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. To reinforce what we did in class, students should complete the activities listed below in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.  
  1. Family Letters (Page 18): Students should read the words at the top of the page. In the middle, students should make each letter into a Shin or a Sin and then practice reading the words. At the bottom, students should try reading the tongue twisters. 

Today in class we worked on: 

1/25-

  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. Warmed up with a letter and vowel review  
  1. Finished our unit on Yotzair Or and Ma’ariv Aravim  
  1. Reviewed what each prayer means and practiced reading them 
  1. Learned about the blessings before the Shema 
  1. Had a great discussion about the Torah  
  1. Reviewed the numbers 1-10 in Hebrew 
  1. Practiced reading with a variety of activities and games  
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Students should complete the activity listed below on page 13 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.  
  1. Ending Letters: Students should fill in the missing letter and then read each word. Students should then use the words

Today in class we worked on: 

1/18-

  1. Participated in Tefillah led by Rabbi Bellows 
  1. Warmed up with a letter and vowel review  
  1. Reviewed what Ma’ariv Aravim means and practiced reading it  
  1. Began learning about Yotzair Or  
  1. Learned the difference between both of these prayers 
  1. Practiced reading vocabulary from Yotzair Or 
  1. Read the prayer individually and discussed what it means 
  1. Learned what a “double-duty” dot is and practiced reading words containing it 
  1. Played Bingo to practice the words from Yotzair Or  
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on page 11 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.  
  1. Reading Rule: Students should rewrite the words combining the two dots into one. Then students should read lines 1-4. 
  1. Siddur Phrases: Students should read the phrases, circle the “double-duty” dot, and answer the question in the blue box. 

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. Warmed up with letter and vowel review  
  1. Began learning about the Ma’ariv Aravim prayer including what it means and when we say it  
  1. Practiced vocabulary from the prayer 
  1. Read the Ma’ariv Aravim prayer individually  
  1. Learned the root for evening and practiced reading words containing this root  
  1. Played Bingo to practice the words from Ma’ariv Aravim  
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on page 10 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.  
  1. Recognizing the Root: Students should write the word erev in Hebrew on each of the lines and then read each phrase they have made. 
  1. As Evening Falls: Students should answer each of the holiday questions. They should write the answers in English. 

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. Warmed up with letter and vowel review  
  1. Continued learning holiday blessings  
  1. Reviewed what the Shehecheyanu is and practiced saying it 
  1. Practiced reading holiday blessings with a variety of activities 
  1. Took a letter/vowel assessment  
  1. Lihitaot (good-bye). Have a wonderful Chanukah, Happy and Healthy Secular New Years! See you all back on Wednesday, January 11th

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  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 

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. Warmed up with a review of all letters and vowels  
  1. Began a new unit on holiday blessings  
  1. Practiced the Chanukah blessings and learned what the blessings mean 
  1. Discussed the Shehecheyanu including what it means and when we say it 
  1. Learned holiday vocabulary 
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on page 48 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.  
  1. A Special Blessing (Page 48): First, students should fill in the ending of the blessing. Next, students should read the blessing. Last, students should write what the blessing ending means in English. Students can use page 81 in their textbook to help. 

Today in class we worked on: 

12/7-

  1. Participated in Tefillah with Rabbi Prass 
  1. Warmed up with more review of look-alike letters  
  1. Reviewed the Shabbat blessings for candles, wine, and challah  
  1. Learned all about Havdalah including what it means and why we celebrate 
  1. Practiced the Havdalah blessings using a Havdalah kit 
  1. Played Havdalah Bingo to practice all the words from the blessings  
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community  

   Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on page 41 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.  
  1. Saying Goodbye to Shabbat (Page 41): Students should use page 75 in their textbooks as a reference to help complete the Havdalah activities. Stude

Today in class we worked on: 

11/30-

  1. Participated in all school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass 
  1. Warmed up with a review of look-alike letters  
  1. Reviewed the blessing for lighting the candles  
  1. Continued learning Shabbat blessings for the wine and challah 
  1. Had a great discussion about Shabbat customs 
  1. Learned about different mitzvot including welcoming guests  
  1. Played Bingo to practice Shabbat vocabulary 
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on page 46 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.  
  1. Just for Fun (Page 46): Find the hidden English meanings of each Hebrew word hidden in the puzzle. Use the glossary in your textbook for help if needed. 

Today in class we worked on: 

11/9-

  1. Participated in all school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass 
  1. Warmed up with a review of 5 letters and vowels  
  1. Began learning about blessings of mitzvah 
  1. Learned the 10 words these blessings start with along with what the words mean 
  1. Practiced reading these words with a variety of activities 
  1. Reviewed the roots we have already learned and learned the root meaning holy and the root meaning command 
  1. Learned reading rules for the letter vav 
  1. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community  

Homework to be completed by next class:  

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on pages 36 and 37 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.  
  1. Blessings of Mitzvah (Page 36): Write the 10 words that begin a blessing of mitzvah and then read the words. 
  1. Reading Rule (Page 37): Practice reading the words containing the letter vav. 

Today in class we worked on:

11/2-

  • Warmed up with a review of 5 letters and vowels with whiteboard games and went over the letter/vowel assessment from last week
  • Reviewed the first six words that most blessings start with and reviewed the meaning of these words
  • Reviewed the blessings for fruits, vegetables, bread, wine, and sweets, practiced saying the blessings, and practiced identifying which blessing is which
  • Continued reading the Birkat HaMazon and played Bingo to practice all the words
  • 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. Students should complete the activities listed below on page 36 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.
  2. Make Believe (Page 36): Read each word and write the sound alike word next to the Hebrew word.
  3. Letters into Words (Page 36): Read the words and circle the word meaning fruit.

Today in class we worked on:

10/26-

  1. Participated in all school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass
  2. Warmed up with a letter and vowel review
  3. Reviewed the first six words that most blessings start with and reviewed the meaning of these words
  4. Learned the blessings for many different foods including fruits, vegetables, bread, wine, and sweets
  5. Began learning the Birkat HaMazon and talked about when and why we say it
  6. Took a letter and vowel assessment
  7. Participated in Hebrew through Movement with our school community

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on pages 34 and 35 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.
  2. Count Your Blessings (Page 34): Students should write their own blessing.
  3. Pick a Fruit (Page 35): Students should fill in the missing word and then practice reading the blessings.

Today in class we worked on:

10/19-

  • Warmed up with a review of 5 letters and vowels with whiteboard games
  • Learned the first six words that most blessings start with including what these words mean
  • Reviewed what roots are and learned our next root meaning ruler
  • Practiced reading words built on this root
  • Read a variety of blessings with different reading activities

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on page 35 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.
  2. Recognizing the Root (Page 35): Identify root letters in the words and try reading them.

Today in class we worked on:

10/12-

  1. Participated in all school Tefillah with Rabbi Prass
  2. Warmed up with a review of 5 letters and vowels with whiteboard games
  3. Reviewed what the Barkhu means and why we say it
  4. Learned what a Hebrew root is and learned the root meaning bless
  5. Practiced spotting roots and figuring out what a word means from its root
  6. Learned many different ways to read and write G-d’s name
  7. Practiced reading in our text books
  8. Celebrated Sukkot outside in the sukkah with Rabbi Prass and had the opportunity to shake the lulav and etrog

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. Students should complete the activities listed below on page 5 in their workbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.
  • Recognizing the Root (Page 5): Students should follow directions as written.
  • Siddur Phrases (Page 5): Students should circle all words built on the root for “bless” and then practice reading the phrases.

Today in class we worked on:

9/28-

  1. Participated in Tefillah with our school community led by Rabbi Prass
  2. Warmed up with a review of 5 letters and vowels
  3. Reviewed the Barkhu and focused on what it means
  4. Reinforced the Barkhu vocabulary
  5. Practiced reading with a variety of activities
  6. Went outside for Hebrew through Movement with Rabbi Prass

Homework to be completed by next class:

  1. If students didn’t get a chance to finish yet, they should complete the bottom of page 8 in their textbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.
  2. Discover the Prayer: Students should cross out every other letter and then read the remaining letters to discover the hidden prayer.

Today in class we worked on:
9/21-

  • Participated in Tefillah led by Rabbi Prass who also sounded the shofar.
  • Warmed up with a review of 5 letters and vowels
  • Learned all about the Barkhu including what it means, when we say it, and why we say it
  • Practiced the prayer vocabulary with a variety of activities
  • Practiced reading the Barkhu independently and together
  • Went outside to practice vocabulary with Hebrew through Movement
    Homework to be completed by next class:
    9/21-
  • Students should complete the bottom of page 8 in their textbook, The New Hebrew Through Prayer.
  • Discover the Prayer: Students should cross out every other letter and then read the remaining letters to discover the hidden prayer.

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. We had icebreakers for classmates to reconnect
  3. We reviewed 5 Hebrew letters and vowels with a variety of activities and whiteboard games
  4. We participated in Hebrew through movement to practice new vocabulary outside with Rabbi Prass
  5. We had an overview of the textbook we will be studying
  6. We began learning about the Barkhu
  7. We had a terrific first day!