Today, we reviewed the Torah story we learned about last week. Students worked on creating sculptures of the characters in the Torah portion and seemed to really enjoy this activity. We ended the morning talking about Tu Bishvat and creating clay pots that we will decorate and plant in next week.
We spent the morning learning about the Torah portion Va’eira, which talks about the first 7 plagues that were sent from god to pharaoh. We started making the plagues and characters out of art supplies and next week we will finish the characters and then create a play of the story.
This week in 4th grade, students learned about Shalom Bayit (peace in the home). We talked about what it means to have Shalom Bayit, and brainstormed ways in which they can have peace in their homes.
We had a great morning learning about Sukkot! As a class, we learned about the traditions of Sukkot and our class had the opportunity to go to the Sukkah and shake the lulav. Working in partners, students completed a few Sukkot building challenges.
We spent much of our class outside today. We talked about things that we have done wrong in this past year and ways we can make it right. Finally, we wrote letters to ourselves with goals we have for this upcoming year.
We had a busy morning learning about and getting ready for Rosh Hashanah! We made cards and talked about the meaning of Rosh Hashanah and how different people celebrate the holiday.
We had a great first day. We spent some time talking about our goals for the year as well as a preview of what we will be working on in class this year. We ended our Judaic studies time by asking some questions about god and exploring one of our resource books, "I Have Some Questions About God".