Kitah Hey (5th-grade) Class Update


HEY:

Dear Hey 1 and 2 (5th-grade) Parents,


In Hebrew, we continue to practice reading on a regular basis. Our texts include modern Hebrew short stories as well as prayers. Some of the prayers we have worked on have been the Friday Night Kiddush, Torah Service, and Ashrei. We also work on the themes of these t’fillot as well as key words and phrases they are expected to know at this point in the year.


Adding to our modern Hebrew vocabulary is one of our grade-level goals, as are grammatical concepts. We continue to work on root words while introducing prefixes, suffixes, and some forms of past tense.


In honor of Tu B’Shevat, we spoke about the mitzvah of “Bal Tashchit”, do not destroy. Caring for trees, our environment, and animals were also part of our discussions. Students particularly enjoyed working on projects based on famous quotations from a variety of Jewish sources having to do with nature, our environment, and animals.


We will soon begin speaking about Purim, one of our most joyous holidays.


It continues to be a pleasure to work with your children.


Wishing you a wonderful President’s Day weekend.


L’hitraot,


Mary


HEY 3:


Dear Hey 3 (5th-grade) Parents,


In Hebrew, we continue to practice reading on a regular basis. Our texts include modern Hebrew short stories as well as prayers. Some of the prayers we have worked on have been the Friday Night Kiddush, Torah Service, and Ashrei. We also work on the themes of these t’fillot as well as key words and phrases they are expected to know at this point in the year.


Adding to our modern Hebrew vocabulary is one of our grade-level goals, as are grammatical concepts. We continue to work on root words while introducing prefixes, suffixes, and some forms of past tense.


We have been working on making oral Hebrew sentences with common verbs. Each of the students are already able to say up to 10 sentences.


In Torah, we have studied the Torah portions of Lech Lecha, Vayera and Chayei Sarah. We are now beginning Toldot.


We have been introduced to Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, and now to Jacob and Esau.


Brit (Covenant), defined the relationship between us and God and will be a recurring theme going forward.


We learn many important values from Abraham: pursuing peace, hospitality, honoring the dead, and more. We witness Abraham’s purchase of the Cave of Machpelah to bury Sarah. This is the first piece of land that Abraham (we) own/s in Canaan!


In honor of Tu B’Shevat, we spoke about the mitzvah of “Bal Tashchit”, do not destroy. Caring for trees, our environment, and animals were also part of our discussions. Students particularly enjoyed working on projects based on famous quotations from a variety of Jewish sources having to do with nature, our environment, and animals.


We will soon begin speaking about Purim, one of our most joyous holidays.


It continues to be a pleasure to work with your children.


Wishing you a wonderful President’s Day weekend.


L’hitraot,


Mary


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