PLEASE NOTE: Our Jewish Studies class blog gets updated early on Sunday mornings . It’s a great way to keep up with what we’re doing in our Jewish Studies class. If there are questions, even after reading the blog, please contact us!!! NO STRESS!! We want everyone to enjoy this wonderful time!!!
We have been singing and learning lots this week. The letter א Alef is at the beginning of words like:
אריאות ariyot (our Hebrew letter lion)
אבא abba (dad)
ארון aron (cabinet)
אדום adome (red)
אני anee (I)
We also have many proud students who have names that begin with א —–
אורה איתן אליענה Orah, Eitan and Elianah
See their picture below!!!
We have made the letter א alef and various vowels that sound like AHHHHH with our bodies, on the board and even out of Twizzlers!!! What’s not to like about Kitah Alef????
Please note once again that the pages that are circled in Ariyot are the ones to practice with your child for homework. Those are the pages that we have completed in class and these pages should seem somewhat familiar to your child. Enjoy!! Please don’t worry if you don’t see the orange Ariyot workbook coming home on Thursdays. That’s because there is no HW on Thursdays—that’s the day we, the teachers, check the work in Ariyot!!
We pray once a week on Tuesdays with Rabbi Tilman and it already has been a pleasure for all of us! We also pray on Thursdays with Hazzan Holzer in the chapel and will be taking part in the Torah service there.
On Thursdays, after praying, we have הפסקה Hafsaka or recess with our friends in 2-5 grades!! Can’t wait to see our siblings and make new friends outside!!
On Friday afternoons at about 3:25 PM in the chapel, we would love to have “Mystery Readers” read in ENGLISH OR HEBREW to Kitah Alef. If you are interested, let us know a date that works for you and we will try to work it out. It’s a great opportunity for parents or grandparents to be with us!
Also, we have a fabulous library in our classroom and the students occasionally get to check out a book and matching CD. PLEASE read and listen with your child and then RETURN the book and CD the next day. That way, everyone will get a turn to read the books!! These books are a great way to learn along with us.
It’s been a great first week and we’re looking forward to more fun ahead!!! !