Last week our 6th graders got to enjoy practicing the Amidah prayer as well as as a song we will preform at the school wide Shabbat coming up in about 10 days. It was great, I think everyone enjoyed the practicing and is getting a great grasp of both the song and the prayer - I certainly enjoyed it. I am asking that students who would like to bring hand shakers or small not too loud hand instruments to use in our song bring them next class just for a final practice before the Shabbat dinner. I hope all that can make it enjoy and support all the class presentations/performances and all! Then we moved on to wrapping up our unit on "Pikuach Nefesh" to save a life as an important unit in the Jewish values and morals class. Then the students split up for Hebrew class, specifically in my class we took a short Hebrew quiz together and the students did great! Finally in our Art from Jewish communities around the world we finished our Tzedakah boxes and made some posters for the upcoming school wide Shabbat.
This last Sunday our 6th grade class spent more time learning the Amidah prayer, the words and tune. We also went over the song we will presenting at the school wide shabbat on March 9th. We are very much looking forward to sharing this prayer and song with you all. We also may be lucky enough to have one of our very own 6th graders accompany us on guitar! We then spoke more about morality and the class discussed what other situations might be considered saving another person's life or not. Students added many ideas and perspectives to the discussion and respectfully disagreed or supported one another's ideas. It was great and I'm very much looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday!