Shalom Families of Kitah Dalet (4th grade) 1 and 2,
(Please note that students see both teachers regularly as classes switch each class session and we also do activities together)
A Note from Noa:
Hello everyone! My name is Noa Rosenzweig and this is my first year at the Talmud Torah. It has been a pleasure getting to know your kids and the year is off to a great start! This month we are focusing on the Hebrew letters, their sounds and how we can recognize them in various words. As you can see by logging-in to your FACTS Parent Portal, I wrote that we will be having short assessments weekly (not graded) about the vocabulary that we have been learning in class. Everything from colors, animals, classroom items, etc. It has been great using these assessments because it gives us an opportunity to practice using words and writing Hebrew in preparation for jumping into our textbook.
A Note from Niza (Morah Schear):
We are continuing to work on the Unit of Zichronot (Remembrances) and are doing many inspiring lessons in this unit. After reviewing names in Hebrew for Dad, Mom, Grandma, Grandpa, Sister, Brother, Aunt and Uncle, students took their best guess at spelling them in Hebrew and then corrected them (if needed) in their journal. We then began writing family members’ names on leaves for our Family Branch that was attached to create a bigger classroom Family Tree.
Journal: Who should be at the roots of our family tree? Mishpachat B'nai Israel could be the answer. (Our family consisting of the children of Israel that include our Matriarchs and Patriarchs): We did an activity with clue cards to find out which person from the Bible we became and tried to guess who our relatives were. We then assembled together as a Human Family Tree which consisted of our Biblical Family. We look forward to reading family stories from our Bible and are beginning with a story of an argument Abraham and his nephew Lot needed to work through.
This month our Dalet classes had a great music session with Mr. Zadaka. We talked about Yitzhak Rabin’s memorial day which took place this month. We talked about respecting others’ opinions, even if they aren’t the same as ours. This month we started digging into identifying and using the roots of various Hebrew words. Please make sure your students are practicing their letters at home when they have the chance.
It was a beautiful Multi-Generations Day as we welcomed our guests into our classroom for introductions and family tree sharing. Where are you on your child's family tree? How many people on your child's family tree went to Talmud Torah? We then enjoyed activities throughout our school which included writing special Inspirational Hebrew words on our Talmud Torah Rocks!, Jewpardy, reception, and more. From Generation to Generation....We are truly blessed! TT Rocks!
We love joining together as a classroom community on Sunday mornings at 9am sharp for Mifgash. Please make every effort to be on time for singing, prayer, discussion and Havdallah.
Also keep in mind that our time is short in the classroom, so please make sure your kids are present and ready to go when class starts. We are always available for any questions or support when needed to ensure everyone has a very successful year!
Happy Heshvan 5780!
N&N: Noa Rosenzweig and Niza (Morah-Teacher) Schear