Grade 5 – Kitah Hey- Diana’s Update
Posted on September 20, 2017
We are off to a great start in Hebrew School! We kicked off the year last week with our Apple and Honey Olympics where students participated in a variety of activities involving foam apples (in the spirit of Rosh Hashanah). Activities included tennis, archery, basketball, parachute building, apple stacking, and painting among other things.
This week, we started discussing Rosh Hashanah. We reviewed what the students already know about the holiday and learned more about it. As Rosh Hashanah is all about becoming better versions of ourselves, the fifth graders participated in an art project where they were asked to create a goal they hope to achieve this year. The focus of these goals ranged from sports and music to helping friends and making an effort to get along better with siblings.
We also read a book called, Happy New Year, by Emery Bernhard. This book teaches about the ways people of various cultures celebrate the new year. Students were very interested hearing about the similarities and differences between these celebrations.
We wish you a happy holiday, a Shanah Tova, and a sweet new year! We look forward to seeing your children back in class next week.