I hope you're enjoying the mild weather for this time of year.
Our Sunday School class is moving along beautifully. Attendance is strong, and all of the children contribute their ideas and strengths to our community.
We have studied chapters 1 through 5 in our textbook. At present, we are concentrating on learning the Hebrew vowels. I have attached the most concise guide to vowels, and have also given your child a copy. In the process of learning to read Hebrew, a working knowledge of the vowels is essential. I would like to request that you go over the attached vowel sheet several times each week with your student. Thank you so much for helping with our reading!
In Torah studies we learned about how Isaak's wife was chosen. A messenger was sent to Abraham's home town to find his son Isaak a wife. Of the young women gathered at the well, Rebecca was the one who showed kindness to the messenger by giving him water. Beyond that, Rebecca brought water for each of the messenger's camels. The story led us into a discussion about generosity and noticing character traits.
I told a story about the prophet Elijah. Elijah comes upon an unhappy young fisherman, and tries to give the young man a gift of having any profession he wishes for. Please ask your second grader to retell the story.
I'm looking forward to our next class!
Mindy Elins, M.Ed
CREATE WITH MINDY