?מה נשמע (How are you?) .לילה טוב (Good evening)
Just some quick announcements:
(1) Sunday, April 22 there is class that morning. I will not be there because I will be away with my family for April vacation, but Alissa will be the substitute and she’s very excited to be with our class.
(2) Sunday, April 29 is the day we will present our gemilut chasadim projects. Please bring in anything you might want to present to the class. We will also have a special visitor that day— I will be bringing my dog to class. His name is Bagel. He is a Bichon frise and is hypoallergenic.
(3) Sunday, May 6 is our last day of Sunday school. Time sure flies!
Now onto the class update: This past week we finished up our study of Israel by learning more about Northern Israel. After Hebrew and music, we dived into learning about the terrain, history, and communities that are in Northern Israel. Below are the main ideas we decided on as a class.
The big topic of interest was learning about Kibbutzim. The students read about the history of Kibbutzim, read about the structure of one, and we played a game called Candy Cooperative that was only successful if they all worked together. We also watched a video that explained how Kibbutzim have transformed to work in the 21st century. We asked ourselves: What is a Kibbutz? Why do people have one? Why are they important? Do they work? Take a look at the marker talk the students had answering these questions,
We closed up the study of Kibbutzim with the students creating their own Kibbutz. They couldn’t do this individually, they had to work together, just like people on Kibbutzim do, to create their own kibbutz. It was fascinating to see their kibbutz take form because the students had to decide what their Kibbutz would produce, whether there will be a school, doctors, farm or other important things on it. How many people will be able to stay on the Kibbutz – this needed to link in to the number of workers they will need. They also had to remember, that on a Kibbutz, workers will live on the Kibbutz and earn their food and keep rather than earn lots of money for doing a job. Everybody helps everybody by using their skills. Below is a model of the students’ Kibbutz. I think they named it something like the Orchard Dairy Kibbutz.