Wow! what a great week we have had in Kitah Bet. We learned all about the things we have to prepare to get ready for Rosh Hashana (new years cards, apples and honey, pomegranate, machzor, and round challahs).
We also learned that MOST IMPORTANT of all is to do תשובה and to say "סליחה".
We are also working hard on welcome words in Hebrew.
We wish you all a Shana Tova - a Good New Year!
Morah Eta and Morah Rivka
We made honey cakes for Rosh Hashanah. We eat foods with honey for a sweet new year. Honey cakes are yummy-yummy.
To bake honey cakes you need: 3 eggs, a cup of tea, one and a half cups of honey, three-fourths of a cup of sugar, one and a half cups of flour, a half teaspoon of baking powder and three-fourths of a cup of oil. You have to stir everything together and put the batter in the cake pans. First you have to grease the pans. Then you bake them at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes (for the small cakes. If you bake a large honey cake, it should bake for about 45 minutes.)
We want to say todah to the eemas and abbas who came to join us. We felt really happy about making the honey cakes! We wish everyone a Shana Tovah U'metukah.
Last week was a fun, busy, and educational first week of school! We enjoyed getting to know your children, and we are looking forward to a productive year.
In Jewish Studies last week, the students learned to welcome each other in Hebrew, studied the Hebrew months, and started to prepare for Rosh Hashanah.
In General Studies, the students also worked hard. They began by doing several "Get-to-Know-You" activities in order to build a sense of Classroom Community. In Math, they reviewed basic addition and subtraction facts by writing number sentences. In Reading class, they read a story called "Iris and Walter" which integrated our Spelling words and Grammar lessons. The story compared and contrasted living in the country with living in the city; and discussed the importance of making new friends. Finally, the students practiced proper handwriting, emphasizing letter slant and letter & word spacing.
We are now posting the upcoming week's Spelling List here on our Blog. Please see the page entitled "Spelling Lists" next to the "Home" and "Teachers" pages. We will do our best to have the information posted each Friday so that your child can get a head-start by studying on Sunday, if desired.
On Thursday, Sept. 2nd we will be baking honey cakes for Rosh Hashana. We will be baking from 1:30 to 2 in the gym. We would LOVE to have some parent volunteers. If you can help us, please let us know.
Morah Eta and Morah Rivka
We would like to ask that you all treat silly bands like toys and not allow your child to bring them to school. They are proving to be quite a distraction. Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Morah Eta, Morah Rivka, Mrs. Stein and Mrs. Bernard
This is Mrs. Bernard, Miss Stein, Morah Rivka, and Morah Eta. Welcome to a brand new school year! This is our first blog, and we will be using this new and exciting communication platform to let you know what's happening in each of our classrooms. We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces, bright and early Monday morning at 8:15 AM! It will be a terrific school year!