This past Sunday we wrapped up our study on southern Israel with a mini research project. The students and I read about Beersheva, Eilat, Arava, Timna Valley Park, Hai Bar Nature Reserve and the Machtesh Ramon (craters in the Negev). Afterwards, the students got to choose one of these places to do more independent research on. The students were given the freedom on how they wanted to do this project too, whether it be a poster, a written response, a pamphlet, etc. The main things they had to focus on were the history, importance, location, climate/ geography, and interesting facts. Next week, the students will get the opportunity to present their projects to the class so we can all learn a little bit more about Israel from each other. I really want to students to be in charge of their learning and collaboratively expand their knowledge.
We also worked more on our rap that we will be performing at the Shabbat dinner and service on Friday, March 9th. It’s really coming together and we’re getting excited to share it with you at this service. If you haven’t done so yet, please fill out this Google form about whether you’ll be able to attend. Thank you to the families who have done so already. Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZktbs80VWY87tuRqgYNo11l7GWjPRHp0IpDVGAYKQRc7b5w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Our class will also be in charge of leading the Ein Keloheinu אֱין כֱּאלֹהֱינוּ, prayer. Please practice singing this prayer at home so that your child feels comfortable with it. Here is a link that you can use to help get the tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V0LVzea11E
If you have any further questions about the dinner and service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or Dori.