Grade 3 – Gimel Happenings
Posted on September 28, 2016
It’s been an amazing week in the Gimel Class! Students are working very hard on reviewing their letters, vowels and decoding skills! This past Sunday, in morning meeting, we reviewed greeting each other in Hebrew (boker Tov). Students also went over some of the days of the week, the Hebrew date, different schedule words and the season. Of course our counting game is always a highlight!
This Sunday we enjoyed Tefillah with the 4th and 5th graders. This was led by 4th grade teacher, Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg, who went over some of the weekday morning blessings and prayers.
In Hebrew this week we did 3, 10 minute rotation stations: Hebrew Reading, Hebrew Reading Games and Letter Review. This will be done on a regular basis on Sundays. This week students will receive orange binders in which they will store their Hebrew Reading packets and prayers (which they will start working on next month). For now binders will be kept at school. After we begin to study the prayers, students will be asked to review at home what we do in class. More details to follow in a later update.
In our Holiday block we continued our study of the three main themes of Rosh Hashanah and how we can use these to make 5777 an even better year. In groups students were given examples of Tefillah, Teshuvah and Tzedakah and as a group decided which category their examples fit into. On the weekdays students used tissue paper decoupage to make beautiful apple/honey dishes to be used at their holiday tables. Other Rosh Hashanah activities included a High Holiday 4 in a row game and a Shofar puzzle game reviewing some of the things they learned/knew about Rosh Hashanah.
Wishing everyone a Shanah Tovah U Metukah!
Elana and Marc