Dear Dalet Parents,
We have had a wonderful year with our Dalet students. On Sundays we have focused on our Hebrew acquisition, reading, and writing in cursive. The students have enjoyed learning cursive and are finally seeing the ease of it as they construct their own sentences. We have also worked our way through our Hebrew textbook where we read stories, learned about the prayers, and had activities to continue solidifying the language. Lastly, we have also taken a trip around Israel every week with our Israeli passports. We have learned about different places in Israel such as The Galilee, The Judean Desert, and both Modern Jerusalem and The Old City.
On Wednesdays, Dalet has been looking at relationships with God. We have explored ideas like what it means to be close to God, and how we each personally connect with God, as well as Judaism. It has been an eye-opening experience. We also discussed ways in which daily prayer is helpful, and different Jewish traditions in regard to how we respond to bad news and good news. There was also plenty of Torah text study that helped us understand Jewish responses to tragedy. We used the video of the book called "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" to further explore the topic.
One of the highlights of our year was out Attitude of Gratitude program. We talked about what "gratitude" meant to each person in a big round circle as a large discussion, and parents were able to hear the perspective of their children. Then we went and created our own “Birkat HaBayit” (House Blessing) accompanied by snacks and refreshments, after which we ended singing songs of gratitude with a whole room full of parents and students. It truly was a special day!
The Kitah Dalet Team
Photos above show:
- Dalet students at the 4 Children Arts Program Passover
- Students singing purim songs
- Class birthday celebrations