2nd-Grade (Kitah Bet) Class Update



BET

Kitah Bet (2nd-grade) students are having fun as they start the adventure of online learning.

For your child to have a great experience, it is important that he/she has the materials needed for class when sitting down in front of the computer. We are exploring ways to make the experience enjoyable and informative. We want to see that each student demonstrates learning while keeping a sense of community. We are using the technology tools that are available to us, discovering new ways to learn and to teach, such as turning a PowerPoint presentation into a game. In addition, we are using low tech tools, such as drawing paper and markers, to do activities. There are even opportunities for the student to step back from the computer to do learning activities with movement.


In Hebrew, students have learned the letters and vowels. We do frequent review activities, as they are the building blocks of the written language. Students continue working with reading and writing pages in their textbooks. Now, they are also reading for comprehension. Recently, the students have read and learned vocabulary for foods they like. We also approach the language auditorily, through short conversations based on the short stories in the textbook, songs, and prayers. Knowledge of the language facilitates reading acquisition and knowledge of phonetic reading skills facilitates learning Hebrew language and prayers.


We have divided the class into two groups, in order to make Zoom learning more effective. While I teach Hebrew skills, Michelle Parks is currently teaching a unit about Israel. So far, she has presented lessons about Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, and Eilat.


It continues to be a pleasure teaching your children,

Morah Etta



BET/GIMEL

Kitah Bet/Gimel (2nd/3rd grade)


The students are embracing our adventure with online learning. For your child to have a great experience, it is important that he/she has the materials needed for class when sitting down in front of the computer. We are exploring ways to make the experience enjoyable and informative. We want to see that each student demonstrates learning, while keeping a sense of community. We are using the technology tools that are available to us, discovering new ways to learn and to teach, such as turning a PowerPoint presentation into a game. In addition, we are using low tech tools, such as drawing paper and markers, to do activities. There are even opportunities for the student to step back from the computer to do learning activities with movement.


In Hebrew, the Bet students have been working this year to master the basics of phonetic reading (decoding) by learning the sounds of all the letters and vowels and the rules for how to read them. The Gimel students have continued working on their reading skills (Lesson 8 in the textbook), learning more advanced reading rules and reading more complex words. In both Bet and Gimel, the students apply their reading skills to learn prayers and vocabulary.


Prayers: Bet students are learning daily prayers and prayers for Kabbalat Shabbat.

Gimel students are learning longer and more complicated prayers. Every lesson in their textbook highlights a different prayer. Students are currently working on Modim Anachnu Lach.


Vocabulary and Conversation skills are based on the stories that accompany each lesson.


It continues to be a pleasure teaching your children,

Morah Etta


26 views

Contact Us

Tel: 952-381-3300

Email: contactus@talmudtorahmpls.org

Talmud Torah of Minneapolis

4330 Cedar Lake Road

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Address

  • White Instagram Icon
  • White YouTube Icon

© Copyright 2019 by Talmud Torah of Minneapolis