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Welcome Second Grade!

Posted on September 12, 2017

September 10, 2017
Dear Second Grade Families,
Welcome to Kitah Bet (Second Grade).  I am very excited to be teaching Kitah Bet this year and getting to know your children!
On Sunday mornings Rachel Rogers will be helping in the classroom as an assistant, and our Israeli volunteer, Bar Argaman will be coming in on a regular basis. We also have two Madrrichim working with us during the week.  Ari Klowens, a recent religious school graduate will be in the classroom on Tuesdays and Justin Linden a Solomon Schecter graduate and current Natick High School sophomore will be with us on Wednesdays.
I am looking forward to a year full of growth, learning, and fun in Kitah Bet.  To help the students be successful in class please help your child to remember to bring his or her books to class on a daily basis as well as a nut free snack.  We have a short break for a snack on a daily basis; this provides time for “refueling” their bodies as well as an opportunity for some down time.
This coming week we will begin by getting to know each other, learning about the Jewish New Year and participating in the annual Apple Olympics. (Please have your children dress appropriately; there will be a station with non-washable paint.) We will also have a short introduction to our Hebrew program that we began using in our school last year. 
After the Jewish Fall Holidays, I will be assigning homework regularly.  This will most often be reading from the textbook or practicing with their Alef Bet cards (our new Hebrew alphabet cards).  It is important that the homework is completed in a consistent manner in order to reinforce what is being learned in class.  Everyone can help their children with this; if you are a Hebrew reader you can help your child correct any reading mistakes, if you are not a Hebrew reader your child can help teach you by reading together.  This work should not take more than 5-10 minutes and should be checked off in their notebook by you.  The goal is that this should be a quick stress-free review! Thanks in advance for your help in this important task.
During the course of the year if you have any questions or concerns you can reach me by calling the office and leaving a message or emailing me at margie.matross@gmail.com
Shannah Tovah (Happy New Year),
Margie Matross