Kitah Hey (5th-grade) Update



HEY Susie’s Letter:

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


I hope you all enjoyed a Happy Passover and were able to reunite with family and friends for the Sedarim.

In our Torah classes, we have been discussing family relationships, personalities of the various characters and what character traits we want to develop in ourselves to make us good ethical children to our parents, siblings and friends.

One ongoing topic is the evolution of the main character now, Jacob. The students didn’t approve of how he deceived his brother and his father in the previous chapters and now we are watching him as he is on the receiving end of deception and notice the tough time he is having and how he is maturing into a better person. In the coming weeks we will watch him leave his father in law Laban’s house and become more independent and accountable.


We will also be learning about Israel and many of the towns and places that our students hope to visit when they go on Israel trips in the coming years.


As always, if you have questions or concerns about anything in class, please don’t hesitate to text me or call me at 612-916-8799. Please identify yourselves in a text first so I will enter you in my directory and accept your call.


Happy Spring! I thank you for entrusting us to be your partners in educating your child!

Keep healthy and happy!


Susie Chalom


HEY Mary’s Letter:

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


I hope that all of you enjoyed a wonderful Pesach. We spent much time prior to Pesach preparing for this important holiday and I hope that your children were engaged and participated in your sedarim.


I asked my students why they thought Pesach was the most celebrated Jewish holiday. Many said that it was their favorite Jewsh holiday. We also discussed the pros and cons of being a slave and the price of freedom.


My students enjoyed reviewing and delving into key selections from the Haggadah. They particularly enjoyed looking at depictions of the 4 children and choosing their favorite one.

They were so thoughtful and creative with their responses.


We began a new story about a Mezzuzah in Hebrew. This provided us with an opportunity to learn about why we put a mezuzah on our doorposts as well as to take a tour of the mezuzah at the JCC.


It’s hard to believe that our year is winding down.


It continues to be a joy working with your children.


L’hitraot,

Mary


HEY 3:

Dear Hey 3 (5th-grade) Families,


I hope that all of you enjoyed a wonderful Pesach. We spent much time prior to Pesach preparing for this important holiday and I hope that your children were engaged and participated in your sedarim.


I asked my students why they thought Pesach was the most celebrated Jewish holiday. Many said that it was their favorite Jewsh holiday. We also discussed the pros and cons of being a slave and the price of freedom.


My students enjoyed reviewing and delving into key selections from the Haggadah. They particularly enjoyed looking at depictions of the 4 children and choosing their favorite one.

They were so thoughtful and creative with their responses.


We began a new story about a Mezzuzah in Hebrew. This provided us with an opportunity to learn about why we put a mezuzah on our doorposts as well as to take a tour of the mezuzah at the JCC.


Our Torah studies have taken us through the story of Jacob and Esau. We will now begin the story of Jacob as he leaves his home, marries Leah and Rachel and has 12 sons and one daughter who will become the 12 tribes and the beginning of the nation of Israel.


It’s hard to believe that our year is winding down.


It continues to be a joy working with your children.


L’hitraot,

Mary


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