Today in fifth grade we worked on the Passover Haggadah. We spent a lot of time on the order of the seder, and next week at the model seder we can put to use all that we have learned. History folders went home to parents today, and as the year winds down it is clear to see that it has been a productive one. Everything continues on schedule and we are completing our agenda in style. We are all looking forward to next week's seder in the classroom.
In anticipation of the upcoming celebration of Passover the fifth grade began work on the Passover Haggadah. We reviewed the Four Questions, sang the traditional Passover songs and discussed the significance of the holiday and its traditions. We did word searches, reviewed history and completed our History Journals. It was a day of much learning and singing, and we ended up with a game of Hebrew Bingo. It is a busy and exciting time of year and we are enjoying it all.
Today in fifth grade we discussed the time of the Holocaust in Europe. In this regard We stressed the importance of having a Jewish Sate, and we learned about the contributions of Eliezar Ben Yehuda, the man who created the modern Hebrew language. We also reviewed the order of the Jewish holidays and talked about their significance in our lives as Jews. We worked on our history journals, did worksheets, sang songs and continued on with Hebrew sight reading, which is noticeably improving. All in all it was an exciting and productive day of learning. Students brought home the Purim cards that they made, and we eagerly await next week's Purim Carnival celebration.
oday in fifth grade as part of the continuing discussion of TuBiShvat, we continued with our study of the early days of Zionism and the purchase and development of land in Israel. We talked about the role of the Shomerim, kibbutz guards on horseback, and we drew pictures for our folders. We began our study of the upcoming holiday of Purim and made Purim cards which will be given to parents after the February break when we celebrate the holiday. Hebrew continues on course, and the class did word searches, sang songs and prayers. Much was been accomplished in anticipation of the holiday break.
Today in the fifth grade we read about the influence of Theodor Herzl on the founding of the Modern State of Israel and how the Alfred Dreyfus case in France affected him. We wrote essays, drew pictures and talked more about the holiday of TuBiShvat, and are almost finished with the history journals which are growing each week. Dori came in for a visit and we sang our Hebrew songs for her. Hebrew reading and prayers are continuing on schedule and it was a busy morning during which much was accomplished.
oday was a busy day in the fifth grade. We continued our discussion of the early days of Zionism, and how the first Jewish pioneers came from Europe in the 1800's to buy back land in Israel and develop kibbutzim, farms. We learned how these brave pioneers bought land and worked hard to clean up a place that had been neglected for centuries. Most were happy to escape from Europe, where they had experienced persecution for so long. The students wrote essays and drew pictures for their history journals, and we did more Tu B'Shvat worksheets. We sang our songs and prayers and continued on with Hebrew sight reading. It was a great morning!
This Sunday the fifth graders began the second semester at Sunday School with a discussion of the Jewish Immigration Experience in America. After the ghetto walls in Europe came down, many Jews decided to leave for the New World and a better life in America. Many Jews went to Palestine, as Israel was called at that time, but most came to America. The class was divided into four groups and each was given a short story to read about the Jewish Immigration Experience, which they then related to the class. Essays were written about how it might feel to leave your country for a new home in another country , and we had a lively discussion. In anticipation of the upcoming celebration of Tu BiShevat, the holiday for trees, the class went around the school to collect all the tzedakah money the school has raised for trees in Israel this year. Thanks to the generosity of students and parents a check in the amount of $175.00 was sent this week to the Jewish National Fund. We are very proud of our school and our parents and students. Congratulations to you all!! We continue on with our Hebrew and our prayers and songs, and the new semester has begun on an encouraging and exciting path.
Our last day before vacation was an opportunity for us to summarize the fall term's work and accomplishments. We reviewed the history of the Jewish journey from Ancient Times through the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. Students were able to identify names and facts from each of the three historical eras, and we had a lively discussion of the Jewish journey we have studied thus far. Today's study included a discussion of the French Revolution in Europe in 1789, which brought democracy to Europe and the dissolution of ghetto walls. The Jewish entry into the secular world and its results will begin our discussion for the second term, as well as the Jewish immigrant experience in America. We reviewed Hebrew prayers and blessings, and continued with sight reading, the writing of our Hebrew names in script and Hebrew counting. At morning's end we played a game of dreidle, and now anticipate a well earned vacation from our studies. Much was accomplished during the first term, and the upcoming spring term promises to be an exciting and productive one. Enjoy the holiday!!!!
This Sunday was an exciting and a busy one. We read Hebrew, went to music, and attended a Chanukah assembly where candles were lit and songs were sung. Afterward we returned to our classrooms, where we played dreidl, ate sufganyot and made beeswax candles. At morning's end the students left for home with Chanukah cards for their parents, as well as beeswax candles. It was a great morning!
Today in class we discussed the holiday of Chanukah, and we are looking forward to next Sunday's holiday festivities. We continued on with our study of Judaism as it entered modern times in Europe when ghetto walls came down and Jews were permitted to join mainstream society. The class did worksheets, added journal entries with written work and illustrations, sang Hebrew songs and prayers and continued on with Hebrew sight reading. We ended the day with another game of Hebrew Bingo.