Shalom Dalet (4th-grade) Families,
We are together again, but not in the way we ever would have expected. Technology has brought us back together through Zoom and we are so grateful to see you again. We pray you are all feeling well and have many new stories that you are creating together. We have been busy already...
We are beginning to share the projects that you have worked on over vacation through our Zoom meetings. It is lovely to learn about and from our family members that have come before us. These art projects help us remember the person that is no longer with us (the person learned about in the interview). Samples of our projects and interviews are linked to our Dalet Blog page. Although some interview pages were turned in, we encourage you ro do your best to share the stories from your interviews/memory and we can remind you about details of your story during our Zoom sessions if you did not keep a copy.
Ivrit-Hebrew and Practice:
We had a great start with our distance learning. We are working with a new packet (please ensure your kids have them printed and ready for class). We’ve been focusing on our reading and spelling a group of new words and things are going very well. We talked about Yom Ha’Zikron and I (Noa) shared my personal story of army service, along with the story of one of my friends. We also discussed Yom Ha’Atzmaut and I shared how the holiday is celebrated in Israel, including a discussion about Israeli foods. We encourage you to continue to practice Hebrew reading for at least 20 minutes a week from our books, Siddur, or other Hebrew texts that we email to you, or from additional Hebrew sources that you may have.
We sang the Shehecheyanu, Shema Blessings, and answered a series of questions in Hebrew. As part of our learning about Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorisl Day), we viewed a video about the song Eli Eli that highlighed the heroism of Hannah Senesh as we commemorated the Shoah.
We will continue learning about Berakhot as we make blessing cards, in addition to watching the video “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. We also turned to our holy texts in which we found inspiration from blessings recited during times of trouble.
Shavua Tov -- Counting Our Blessings,
Noa Rosenzweig firstname.lastname@example.org
Morah Schear email@example.com