Dear Kitah Bet (2nd-grade) Parents,
It is hard to believe the school year is ending. It is even harder to believe that we have been doing our classes on Zoom for 2 months! This took a lot of work and patience for everyone: especially our parents and students. I appreciate the students who came to class with a smile and ready to learn. I appreciate the parents, my partners in learning more than ever. Thank you for printing out materials so that your child could do the written work, providing extra materials, such as markers and notebooks, providing a quiet place for your student to work, often while caring for the student’s siblings. I know it was not easy or convenient.
During this time of learning on Zoom, the students added new reading skills and began to understand the language, using their new vocabulary to read short stories in their textbooks, to write sentences using the vocabulary, and to use the vocabulary to communicate verbally. In addition, they completed a unit about Israel and learned about Mitzvot with HaMorah Michelle.
During the summer, it would benefit all of the students to read Hebrew. If your child does not have a textbook at home, consider printing out part of the textbook that was sent as an attachment to an email in April. If that is not possible, please contact me and I will send it to you again. Your children are very curious about all things Jewish. If you would like additional materials, let me know and I will send you the link or attachment.
It has been a privilege to teach your children. Have a wonderful, safe summer.
Bet/Gimel (2nd/3rd Grade):
Dear Kitah Bet/Gimel (2nd/3rd grade) Parents,
This has been a great year, in spite of the challenges of the last two months. During this time, the students improved and built upon their Hebrew reading skills, learned vocabulary for reading the material in their textbooks, and added to that vocabulary for conversation skills. We finished a unit of ETGAR for Shabbat and completed one for Shavuot. The students learned that when we, the Jewish people, received the Torah at Mount Sinai, we had to make a very important promise in return - to teach the Torah to our children. We added to our prayer skills, using the textbook and additional enrichment materials. Even though recent events created new challenges, it also created opportunities to learn and use technology to enhance our lessons in exciting new ways.
Thank you for supporting your students as we made the transition to working from home. Students had to make many adjustments, including having less interaction with classmates as they learned in class. You helped your students by providing a place to learn, downloading and printing textbook materials, and providing other tools they needed, such as notebooks, markers, and pencils. They were successful, in large measure, because of parental support
Your students are incredible. May they continue to go from strength to strength.