In the 5th grade classroom, we learned about the prayer, Ashrei, and about B'nai Mitzvot. We focused on the first five stanzas of the Ashrei, how to sing the psalm, and what the words meant. Students raised interesting observations regarding the prayer's interest in exalting and why we pray. After a snack break outside and music, we focused on B'nai Mitzvot. We started by getting all our ideas onto the board regarding what we already knew and then followed with a fun and educational video. We ended the class with group discussions about the different components of B'nai Mitzvot: the service, celebration, and mitzvah project. Some students considered what mitzvah project they would be interested in doing. Ideas about animal shelters, cancer research, prosthetics and more were pondered. We can't wait to see everyone next week!
In the 5th grade classroom, students reviewed all of the Hebrew they were taught in the first semester. We played three different games: we created fun acronyms, made and played checkers, and went head to head in a trivia/basketball competition. Each game incorporated vocabulary in order to improve students' understanding. For break, students got to run around and expend their energy outside. We ended the day by being introduced to the Jewish prayer, the Shema.
This week in the 5th Grade classroom we reviewed last week’s lesson on Rosh Hashanah and learned about the upcoming Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur—or The Day of Atonement. Students were introduced to the method of repentance (Tefilah, Teshuva, and Tzedakah), the concept and significance of fasting, and the 5 prohibitions of Yom Kippur. We played a trivia game called Zonk as well as a fast paced one called Around The World to review vocabulary, holidays, the Aleph-Bet and more! Ask your child about Yom Kippur and why we fast.
Have a good week,
Ms. Sabrina and Mr. Micah
5th Grade had a great class on Sunday. In Hebrew class, we reviewed the Aleph Bet, learned some new vocab words, and went over vowels. The students also got to make short dialogues with partners to reinforce our new words.
After coming back from music class, we delved into the Hebrew calendar. Specifically, we focused on Rosh Hashanah as it is coming up very soon. Students brainstormed what sorts of things could be associated with the Jewish New Year. We wrapped the class up with a fun game of hangman (using the new vocab words).
A quick reminder: students are certainly allowed to bring snacks with them and ample time will be given to them to eat, but any food with, or with traces of tree nuts or peanuts is strictly not allowed. We wash our hands every time after we eat, but we have several students and teachers with severe allergies whom we want to keep safe.
Thank you and see everyone next Sunday!
Mr. Micah and Miss Sabrina
Hello everyone! This past week in 5th grade we worked on reviewing the aleph-bet with a song and transliteration. We also did a worksheet about what the kids learned last year, and what they are interested in learning during the upcoming school year. Finally, we worked on a jewish-life related word search, and played hangman with some basic hebrew words. It was a great week, and we can't wait to work with the kids this year! - Miss Sabrina and Mr. Micah