January 31, 2023 |
Posted on September 19, 2017
Kitah Bet is off to a great start. We have been playing games to get to know one another. We learned that one of has a pet snake and another really likes skunks, some of us love winter and some prefer summer. Best of all, most of us are really looking excited about learning to read Hebrew this year!
Before heading out to the Apple Olympics midweek we decorated our apples and learned that the new Jewish year begining this week is 5778. The students had fun using these personalized apples for different sports competitions, such as basketball, hockey and archery. Many of the students then donated their “penny prizes” to one or more of our charitable causes; hurricane relief, A Place to Turn Food Pantry or the JNF.
On Sunday it was great to see so many of you at our opening assembly. Once we headed upstairs we had a peek at our Hebrew materials, decorated our binders and began to formulate our class rules. As we discussed the symbols of Rosh Hashanah the enthusiasm in the room grew with anticipation of the holiday. I can’t wait to hear about all the special food, family and traditions that were shared in your homes over Rosh Hashanah.
We read two books this week, Gershon’s Monsters and Yettle’s Feathers. Both books deal with the theme of “being our best selves” and about how we treat others. We were able to make connections between the stories and Rosh Hahanah.
I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at Temple Israel over the holiday and at Lake Cochituate on Sunday morning.
Shanah Tova-Have a Happy and Sweet New Year