5th-Grade (Kitah Hey) Class Update



Dear Hey 1 and 2 Families,

We wish to update you on what we have been learning.


Ivrit

  • Ongoing reading practice with emphasis on Ashrei and Alenu

  • New story about prayer from the heart

  • Discussion about when, where, how and why we pray. What is most important in prayer.

  • New vocabulary and verbs, oral drill

  • Suffixes, possessives


Tu B'Shvat

  • More than just a holiday about trees

  • Care for our environment and living things

  • Stories

  • Jewish sources on trees, the environment and living things

  • Law of “Bal Tashchit,” (Do not Destroy)

  • Projects

Israel

We have been studying about Israel for a few weeks and each pair of students chose a certain area of Israel to study and write about on their Israel Project. We have an Israel lesson intermittently with our Torah lessons, and after the projects have been prepared, students will teach about their area to the rest of the class in a peer teaching situation.


Torah

We have been studying about Abraham’s life. Many Torah texts and midrashim have been helpful to explain how unique a person he was. This past week we have been reading about the “Akedah” (the Binding of his son Isaac), the most profound personal experience in the history of our Patriarchs. We are in the midst of it this week, and this troubling and fascinating text has made for some very good discussions in class. I will say more on that next blog.


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Please join us for our Grand Opening Reception on Sunday, March 1, at 10:30 am.

Bring your entire family!


B’shalom,

Mary Baumgarten and Susie Chalom


Dear Parents of Hey 3,

It is my pleasure to provide you with an update about what we have been learning.


Ivrit

  • Ongoing reading practice with emphasis on Ashrei and Alenu

  • New story about prayer from the heart

  • Discussion about when, where, how and why we pray. What is most important in prayer?

  • New vocabulary and verbs, oral drill

  • Suffixes, possessives


Torah

  • Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah- discussions about justice and collective punishment

  • Binding of Isaac--testing Avraham and Avraham’s complete faith

  • Death of Sarah and purchase of burial ground – connection between binding of Isaac and Sarah’s death? First piece of land owned by Avraham in Canaan


Tu B'Shvat

  • More than just a holiday about trees

  • Care for our environment and living things

  • Stories

  • Jewish sources on trees, the environment and living things

  • Law of “Bal Tashchit” (Do not Destroy)

  • Projects


We are so excited about our upcoming Living Museum. Please join us for our Grand Opening Reception on Sunday, March 1, at 10:00 am. Bring your entire family!


L’hitraot,

Mary

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