This week in Hebrew, we reviewed our Hebrew letters and did a fluency read. We also practiced the Ein Keloheinu אֱין כֱּאלֹהֱינוּ. It’s been great to see the students Hebrew fluency grow and to see them become more confident and comfortable with the Hebrew letters and vowels. After music and snack, we learned about the history of Chanukah. We read about the story of the Maccabees and the oil that lasted for 8 nights. We also talked about what gelt is and why we eat foods fried in oil, like latkes. I showed the students this video to get them into the holiday spirit and summarize the meaning of Chanukah. Feel free to listen it at home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSJCSR4MuhU Afterwards, we learned about two more coastal cities in Israel: Caesara and Haifa.
Our Chanukah celebration will be this Sunday, December 17th. There will be a school wide talent show and chanukiyot competition. We will also have a special treat in class, play games, and listen to songs to celebrate the holiday. Our class is in charge of the school’s chanukiyot competition, so if your child is able to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to arrival to help organize the chanukiyot that would be great. They have all been amazing leaders so far and are showing much responsibility with their duties.
And as always, please bring in tzedakah if you are able. B’vakasha!