Kitah Bet (2nd Grade) Update


Kitah Bet enjoyed snacks for Tu Bishvat (dates, grapes, and more).

Bet 1

Dear Bet 1 Parents,

It is difficult to believe that we have reached the midpoint of our school year. With winter vacation behind us and snowy days upon us, we deeply appreciate the time we have together with your child. This is a brief letter to update you on what's happening in the Bet classes.


There has been excellent progress in Hebrew reading. The students in Bet classes are ready for volume 2 of their textbook, Z’man Likro. The second book continues teaching the letters, vowels, reading rules, and endings through the use of meaningful keywords. In fact, the students have already started learning the concepts of lessons 11 and 12. They are excited about having learned so much. When your child brings the new book home, please take the time to look at the material together. Your child will want to share it with you.

We just celebrated the holiday of Tu B’shvat this past week. Among other things, we learned why Tu B’shvat is called the birthday of the trees. Trees are very important in Judaism - so much so that a holiday was dedicated on the Jewish calendar as a way to show our appreciation of what trees give to us and to appreciate the beauty they add to our surrounding environment. We also learned about the customs, symbols, meanings and traditions of the holiday.


Students have been learning prayers and blessings. So far, the students have worked on Modeh Ani, La’asok B’divrei Torah, Shema, and Adon Olam in the classroom and in music. They will be adding more blessings and prayers each month. In Mifgash, the weekly assembly, the students are learning the Havdalah blessings and rituals. In addition, they have been introduced to the Blessings for Rosh Chodesh, the new month. For both Havdalah and Rosh Chodesh, the students actively participate in the service.

The second half of the year promises to be as action-packed as the first half. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions and/or comments.

HaMorah Nechamit


Nechamit's class planted seeds for Tu Bishvat

Bet 2

Dear Bet 2 parents,


I am so impressed with the students in Bet 2. They clearly love to learn. During the most recent month of instruction, students have:


  • Completed the material in their first Hebrew reading primer! They are looking forward to learning new things - letters, vowels, and words - in their second book.

  • Learned about Tu Bishvat. Students discovered:

- What the name of the holiday means.

- Why the holiday is important.


Students also ate fruit and planted seeds while learning about some of the things we get from trees and plants.

  • Students have started learning blessings.

- Daily blessings – thanking G-d for a new day and the blessing for studying Judaic topics.

- Blessings for Kabbalat Shabbat


  • Students have learned about Joseph (Yosef) and Moses (Moshe) as part of their Bible Stories curriculum.


Parents often ask what they can do to help their children be successful, especially in Hebrew.

  • Regular reading practice. Reading assignments can be found on homework sheets in the back of the textbook and on the Parent website.

  • Bringing materials to class – the textbook and a folder for loose papers.


It is a pleasure to teach your children!


B’Shalom,

HoMorah Etta


Bet 3

Dear Bet 3 Parents,

It is difficult to believe that we have reached the midpoint of our school year. With winter vacation behind us and snowy days upon us, we deeply appreciate the time we have together with your child. This is a brief letter to update you on what's happening in the Bet classes.


There has been excellent progress in Hebrew reading. The students in Bet classes are ready for volume 2 of their textbook, Z’man Likro. The second book continues teaching the letters, vowels, reading rules, and endings through the use of meaningful keywords. In fact, the students have already started learning the concepts of lessons 11 and 12. They are excited about having learned so much. When your child brings the new book home, please take the time to look at the material together. Your child will want to share it with you.

We just celebrated the holiday of Tu B’shvat this past week. Among other things, we learned why Tu B’shvat is called the birthday of the trees. Trees are very important in Judaism - so much so that a holiday was dedicated on the Jewish calendar as a way to show our appreciation of what trees give to us and to appreciate the beauty they add to our surrounding environment. We also learned about the customs, symbols, meanings and traditions of the holiday.


Students have been learning prayers and blessings. So far, the students have worked on Modeh Ani, La’asok B’divrei Torah, Shema, and Adon Olam in the classroom and in music. They will be adding more blessings and prayers each month. In Mifgash, the weekly assembly, the students are learning the Kabbalat Shabbat blessings and rituals. In addition, they have been introduced to the Blessings for Rosh Chodesh, the new month. For both Kabbalat Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh, the students actively participate in the service.

The second half of the year promises to be as action-packed as the first half. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions and/or comments.


HaMorah Nechamit


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