We have had another wonderful week of learning and sharing information. In our general class we learned about the colonial era of anti semitism in America. Jewish settlers were not interested in reestablishing a new way of life as many christians did. Jewish settlers wanted to continue the same way of life as they had known in Europe.In class we made a comparison of how we are similar and how wseareso different in our thinking of our forefathers. What caused the differences and similarities of our colonial forefathers.
Homework: Jewish Proverb to be discussed with parents.
"Don't look for more honor than your honor merits."
Reviewed the first 4 lines of Ein Ka Mocha. Learn new Hebrew letters and vowels. We connected letters and vowels to make simple words.
Hebrew Homework: Review first 4 lines of Ein Ka Mocha
Shared family stories and findings. Went over new questions and relevance to us. We are delving into our pasts slowly from one generation to another. Went over faily charts.
Genealogy Homework: Each childshould bring in a loose leaf binder
16. What are/were your grandmother's best qualities?
17. Does/did she have some special talents?
18. How important is/wasshe to you? Do you think shas/had any influence on you?
19. If your grandmother died do you know what she died of?
20. If she died do you know where sheis buried?
21. What kind of work does/did your grandfather do?
22. Will you describeyour grandfather? What does/did he look like
What kind of personality does/did he have? Did/doesheinfluence you in any way? How?
Once again I thank you for sharing your children with me! They are truly an inspiration for our future.
We had a very fun filled day. We discussed the holidays of Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret. We discussed the reasonings and common sense of these holidays which are thousands of years old.The class then did fun worksheets on the holidays.
Homework: Discuss and write with parents the quote from Albert Einstein. "The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence, these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that Ibelong to it."
We reviewed the Hebrew alphabet and vowels and then preceeded to take a quiz on the Hebrew Alphabet and vowels. We went over the prayer Ein Ka Mocha and its meaning and relevance to us.
Homework for Hebrew: Review letters and vowels, Go over first 4 lines of Ein Ka Mocha.
At the end of class we had a wonderful Sukkot experience of singing, eating and hearing stories by Moses and Miriam! It truly was a wonderful ending of our classes.
Again thank you for sharing your wonderful children with me! Have a wonderful week.
We had another wonderful day! We talked and explored many
new things. We discussed why people would want to leave their loved ones for a new country. How did the laws of immigration work then...........how does it differ now. Stories of peoples experinces during the vast migration. We went on to talk about Yom Kippur and the reasons for Yom Kippur.
In the Hebrew section we learned letters,vowels and sounds. We played letter and word games. (No Homework--Holiday)
Mini Course on Genealogy
We had fun learning something about themselves and some of there close relatives. We are putting together a book of life! The children seem to be very excited to learn about their links to the past.
Homework for next week:
10. Where was your father born?
11. Do you know where your father's mother was born?(your paternal grandmother).
12. What about your father's father? Where was he born?
13. What country did your fathers ancestors come from?
14. What part of the country did your father's ancestors come from?
Once again,I wish you a continued New Year filled with only good health, happiness and appreciation of your loved ones. Your children give me much JOY! Thanks for sharing them.
Thank You for sharing your children with me! We had a fun day learning many things about ourselves and our world. We discussed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. How holidays teach us how to apply the wisdom of them to our daily living. We learned Hebrew Greetings for the holidays.
Homework is a Proverb "A righteous man falls down seventimes and gets up."(This assignment should be discussed over a meal together. Your children will write down the conclusion.
My Hebrew class worked on letters and vowels with charts.(handouts). There isno homework this week.
Our miniseries Jewish Genealogy was fun exploring links our past. How are we alike and yet different. Each child has to answer 9 questions.
1. How old are you now?
2. When were you born?
3. Where were you born?
4. Where was your mother born?
5. Do you know what her maiden name was
6. Do you know where your mother's mother was born?(your maternal grandmother)
7. What about your mothers father? Where was he born?
8. What country did your mother's ancestors come from?
9. What part of the country did your mother's ancestors come from?
I wish you and your loved ones a New Year of good health, happiness and inner peace. Most importantly cherish one another.