Hebrew Classes

1st - 3rd Grade Hebrew Classes

Teacher: Haviva Dror

 Week 10 2010-2011

3rd Grade

Dear Families,

Today we reviewed Tzadde and Koof, and learned Yud and EE sound 

The students really worked hard in their books; writing, reading, and word find activity.

We added the words Mitzvah, Tzizit and Hatikvah and the vowel EE to our cards ring.

We also practiced VeAhavta and Veshamru for Shabbat Kodesh. Your kids are really working hard and they want to show you how much the learned already in just 3 months. So, please join us this Friday for Shabbat Kodesh. it is going to be great!

Thank you for your support!

Haviva

 

2nd Grade

Dear Families,

Today we learned the letter Alef. We worked in our workbooks; reading and writing. Then we created our own matching game with the letters we learned until today.

We also practiced the Shema for Shabbat Kodesh. Your children are really working hard, and this will be your opportunity to come, see, support and be proud of them!

So, please join us this Friday for this special event.

Thank you for being wonderful supporters!

Haviva

 

1st Grade

Dear Families,

Today we learned the letter Alef. We worked in our workbooks; reading and writing. Then we created our own matching game with the letters we learned until today.

We also practiced the Shema for Shabbat Kodesh. Your children are really working hard, and this will be your opportunity to come, see, support and be proud of them!

So, please join us this Friday for this special event.

Thank you for being wonderful supporters!

Haviva

 

Week 9 2010-2011

First Grade

Dear Families,

Today your children learned two new letters, chet and tet. They practiced writing, recognizing and coloring them. They also found words that begin with these letters, for example Challah and Talit.

We also played Telephone game, and did yoga stretches and breathing exercises.

Thank you,

Haviva

 

Second Grade

Dear Families,

Today we learned the letter Vet. We practiced writing and recognizing the letter. We also worked in our workbooks. We played a game where we had to find words that begin with letters we learned so far. We also played letter matching and a memory game. The kids put all the Alef-Bet cards in order.

We also played Simon says; naming our body parts. We finished with the song Shalom Chaverim.

Thank you,

Haviva

 

Third Grade

Dear Families,

Today your children learned the letters Alef and Vav, and the word Veahavta. We did lots of reading exercises! We also practiced the Veahavta prayer.

We added the new word and letters to our flash cards chain.

Your children really worked hard today!

Haviva

 

Week 8 2010-2011

1st Grade

Dear Families,

Today your children reviewed all the letters we learned so far, by creating their own Sefer Otiyot (The book of letters). Each one of the children made the letters with straws and glued them on construction papers.
Then, they tied all the papers with a nice ribbon and decorated the front page. I hope you enjoyed looking at this beautiful creation. I was very proud of them!

Haviva

 

2nd Grade

Dear Families,

Today we learned the letter Resh. We also added a new word to our vocabulary; Rosh. To reinforce that we learned a song about our body parts, Yadaim Lemaala Al Harosh. We also worked in our workbooks; writing and reading.

The kids are doing a great job remembering all the letters and vowels we learned so far.

I am proud of them!

Haviva

 

3rd Grade

Dear Families,

Today we added the word Bracha- blessing,  the letters Resh and Chaf, and one new vowel  to our flash cards ring.

We also worked in our books; reading, writing,  and matching rhyming words.

I am so proud of their hard work!

Thank you for your support!

Haviva

 

Week 7 2010-2011

1st Grade

Dear Families,

Today we learned the letter Zayin and the word Zebra. We practiced writing and reading.
We also played a game when the kids were walking around the room, and when I said a name of a letter, they had to stop and make the sound of the letter. That was really fun.

The kids worked to put together a big puzzle "In the Farm".  After they finished we learned the different names of the animals in Hebrew.

Last but not least, we did Yoga, and created the letter Zayin with shiny sparkly stickers.

Haviva

 2nd Grade

Dear Families,

Do you remember the big puzzle we started last week? well, we finished it today! The kids worked together as a team and when they were done, we had all the Alef-Bet right in front of us!

Today we also learned the letter Hey and the word Hagadah. We worked in our books; reading and writing.
They all did very well in spelling test!

Haviva

3rd Grade

Dear Families,

Today our main focus was on reading, and adding words to our vocabulary. We also practiced Ein KeEloheinu and The blessings of the Torah.

Their homework is to go over what we have learned so far.

Thanks,

Haviva

 

Week 6 2010-2011

1st Grade

Dear Families,

Today the first graders learned the letter Vav. We colored and circled the letter, and also reviewed all the letters we learned until today.

We sang the Alef-bet song, and  created the letters with our body, using Yoga poses. We love it!

The students had a spelling test today. They did a great job; not even one mistake!

In art the kids created the letter Vav with foam shapes.

Haviva

 

 

2nd Grade

Dear Families,

Today we learned the letter Kaf. We worked in our books; writing and reading. We also learned how to say yes and no in Hebrew. We played a game when I asked the questions and they had to answer in Hebrew Ken, Lo.

We added a new word to our vocabulary; Kipah. Speaking of Kipah, your children created a kipah in class.

The students also enjoyed working on a giant Alef-Bet puzzle together. We ran out of time, so we will continue next week.

Joy and happiness!

Haviva

 

3rd Grade 

Dear Families,

Today your children learned the letter Kaf. We focused on reading today, and on learning the Ein KeEloheinu prayer.

We also reviewed all the letters we learned so far, and we also had a spelling test. They did an excellent job!

We learned a new word Kalah, which we added to our flash cards ring.

The students also created the letter Kaf with glue and foam shapes.

Haviva

 

Week 5 2010-2011

First Grade

Dear Families,

Today the students in first grade learned the letter Hey. We practiced writing the letter, we colored and recognized it among other letters. We learned the word Havdalah because it begins with the letter Hey.

In art we created Hey in two different ways; with play doh and with paper chains.

We all had lots of fun!

Haviva

 

Second Grade

Dear Families,

Today your children learned the letter Lamed. We wrote, read and circled it. We also learned words that begin with this letter; Lulav and Limon (lemon). The students also had a spelling test with all the letters and vowels we learned so far. They did excellent! I am so proud of them!

In art: we learned the song Shalom Chaverim and as a learning activity the students had to recognize and circle all the letters and vowels we learned so far. We also created Lamed with play doh, and a Challah cover with the word Shabbat (in Hebrew, of course) on it. Some students took it home, some left it in the classroom to dry.

Yoga Alef Bet was a blast! It is always good to finish the class with relaxation.

I love teaching your children! They are amazing!

Thank you,

Haviva

 

Third Grade

Today we learned a new word; Shamash. We learned what it is, when do we use it, and in which holiday we use it.
We  also practiced writing and reading in our books. Then, we created flash cards with the words we learned so far; Shabbat and Shamash. Every time we learn a new word we will add it to our flash cards ring.

In art your children created a Challah cover with the word Shabbat on it.

For homework the students need to review the materials we learned so far.

Week 4 2010 - 2011

First Grade

Today your children worked very hard learning a new letter, and new words. The letter of the day was Daled. We practiced writing, recognizing and coloring it. Then we reviewed all the letters we learned so far by writing and reading them.

The children  practiced writing their names, singing, and they even learned the words Degel-flag, and Dag-fish.

Since it is almost Erev Sukkot we discussed the holiday, and the Mitzvah of building a Sukkah, eating and welcoming guests to your Sukkah.

Today in art, the children created the letter Daled with pom poms, and we also played Simon Says in Hebrew learning our body parts.

Because I wanted them to enjoy the holiday, they did their homework in class!

Happy Sukkot, Chag Sameach!

Haviva

 

Second Grade

Today the students in second grade learned the letter Mem, and the words: Matza, Mezuzah,  and Magen David.
We worked hard  in our work books; writing and reading.

If your child came home and told you that in Hebrew class we did Yoga, believe him, that is true.
When discussing Mezuzah,  we learned about the Shema, so we practiced the prayer and we did it with all of our hearts and souls; we took a deep breath, and we said each one of the words with a lot  of Kavanah (intention). It sounded beautiful!!! We also worked with the word Shabbat, creating many words from the letters Shin, Bet and Tav.

In art the students created the letter Mem with pom poms. We also learned two new songs incorporating body parts in Hebrew.

We had lots of fun today!

Chag Sameach.

Haviva 

 

Third Grade

Dear Third Grade Families,

Today I introduced to your children the book that we are going to study this year; Lots of letters, vowels, words, and long sentences. They were very excited about it! We also reviewed all the letters and vowels we learned so far by playing a card game. They did pretty good!

We worked in our books; writing and reading Shin, Bet, Tav and Ah vowel.

Your children also got to decorate their own folders. In these folders you will find their homework, and the activities we did in class.

We had fun!

I wish you Chag Sukkot Sameach!

Haviva

 

Week 3 2010-2011

1st Grade

Dear Families,

Today your children learned the letter Gimel. We wrote and recognized it in our work books. The children practiced writing all the three letters we have learned so far, and they also created their own Gimel with foam stickers.

We also talked very briefly about Yom Kippur, and what do want to do differently this year.

Homework is due next week. Please make sure you see and check your childrens' folders weekly. It is really important for them to know that you care about what they do and learn in Hebrew school.

Thank you,

Haviva

2nd Grade

Dear Families,

Today your children were busy learning a new letter, two new vowels and one new word. Wow! We started by reviewing the letters we have learned so far. Then, we added the new letter; Shin. The kids worked in their work books; they wrote, read and circled the letter. Right after that we learned the A sounds, and when we put all the letters and vowels together, we got the word Shabbat.

The kids were really excited about it, so we practiced writing the word, and we even created the word with foam stickers.

Homework is due next week. Please make sure to check the folders weekly. It is really important you show them that you really want to know about what they are learning in Hebrew school. And, please praise them!

They are really working hard!

Thank you,

Haviva

3rd Grade

Dear Families,

Today we focused on the Shema and Ve'Ahavta prayer. We discussed  the meaning and the purpose of it. We also learned that we can find this prayer on a special scroll in our Mezuzah.

Then, we also learned to chant it, and some other prayers, from our Sidurim.

Thank you for your support,

Haviva

 

Week 2 2010-2011

First Grade

Dear Families,

Today your children learned the letter Bet. First we reviewed what we learned last week, then we talked about the sounds the letters make, and we also practiced writing them.

We worked on our letters folders, when the students had to recognize, circle and sound the letters.

In art we created the letter Bet with beautiful, colorful buttons.  Since tomorrow night is the eve of Rosh Hashanna we learned just a little bit about the holiday, and each student decorated a card that says Shannah Tova.

Please check their folders, and tell your kids that they are doing a wonderful job! Because they really are!

Shannah Tova!

Haviva

 

Second Grade

Dear Families,

Today your children learned the letter Tav. We reviewed what we learned last week,  and we worked in our books.

We practiced writing both letters, Bet and Tav. We sang two versions of the Alef Bet song and we also created the letter Tav with buttons.

Since tomorrow night is the eve of Rosh Hashannah , we discussed the holiday and we also created Shannah Tova cards.

Thank you for your support.

Shannah Tova!

Haviva

Week 1 2010-2011

First Grade
Dear Families,

Today your children had their first class in Beth Israel Hebrew School!

We began by introducing ourselves and by looking at and studying our materials. I told the kids a little story about Israel and the language the people in Israel speak. We talked about the differences between English and Hebrew. We learned that the letters in Hebrew and in English make the same sound, but we write Hebrew right to left and English left to right.

We colored the letter Alef, we learned two words that begin with the letter Alef; Aron Kodesh and Arye.

The kids also  sang the Alef Bet song, created the letter Alef with straws and wrote their names in Hebrew!

Today your children brought home folders. In these folders you will find their homework and a few pages that they did in class. Please take a look at their work and praise them, because they really worked hard today!

Thank you for sharing your amazing children with me!

Haviva 

 

Second Grade

Dear Families,

What a great first class we had! Today I introduced the book we will be studying from. I also showed the students their folders which they decorated. These folders will go home every week with your children. Please check the folders and make sure homework is done by the following week.

The first letter we  learned is the letter Bet. The kids completed a few pages already! They circled the letter, read and wrote it. We sang the Alef - Bet song, we danced to the Boker Tov Rap song and we created the letter Bet with straws. We had a lot of fun!

Thank you for your support! Your children are amazing!

Haviva

 

Third Grade

Dear Families,

Today we had our first class, and it was great. I introduced the book to the students, and we took a look at the different activities and lessons in it. I also showed them how the book starts with familiar things, and how it gets a little harder. But by the time it gets harder they will gain the knowledge to be able to complete these activities.

We also practiced some of the blessings and prayers for Friday night service.

Remember, we will not have Hebrew next week in observation of Rosh Hashana.

Shanah Tova,

Haviva

 

Week 23 2009-2010

Dear Families,

Today in the second grade class we started by playing a matching game with the Hebrew Alef-Bet. Then we learned a new letter; Fay and a new vowel; Ay.
In order to understand the sound it makes, we practiced by saying letters with this vowel. We also worked in our workbooks; we read, wrote and colored. I also let the students go over the books and complete any work they have missed from any reason.

The third graders warmed up by playing the Alef-Bet memory game. Then we worked on our books and learned the letter Fay. We added a few more Hebrew words to our vocabulary too.

We finished the lesson by reading from the Sidurim. We went over Erev-Shabbat service; the students are really doing great! Thank you Ben Dror for helping us with Veahavta!

More than your children love to learn, I love teaching them.

Thank you for your support!

Haviva

 

 

Week 22
Dear Families,

The second graders learned the letter Samech. We worked in our workbooks: reading and writing. We also made a smiley Samech. The students are doing very well in class and I really enjoy my time with them.

The third graders learned two letters; Peh and Samech, and also the key word, Pesach. We discussed Pesach briefly, since we are going to learn more about it in Sunday School. After working in our workbooks, we practiced our blessings and prayers. Their homework is to learn "v'eahavta" and "ein k'elohaynu", of which they know most of it already.

Thank you,
Haviva

Week 21

Dear Families,

The second grade class learned the letter Pay. Each student thought of a word that starts with this letter. We completed a few pages in the workbooks and then they had time to design a Pay. I also let the students go over the book and check if they missed any pages due to an illness or other reasons.

The third graders are working really hard on learning how to read from the sidurim. We are very excited to announce that they mastered the Eim K'elohaynu and VeAhavta. I am so proud of them.

Thank you for your suport!

Haviva

Week 20

Dear Families,

The students in second grade learned two new things today. They learned the letter Tet, and the vowel O. We practiced putting together the letters and vowels we learned already. And by doing that they were actually creating words. We also completed a few pages in our books, and for art, they designed their own Tet. Homework due next week.

The third graders worked very, and I mean very hard! For one full hour we went over Shabbat morning service and then reviewed Friday night service. All from the Sidurim. You know what this means. It means that your children are reading HEBREW! No Homework for them this week! Way to go! I am so proud of you!

Peace and Love,

Haviva

 

Week 19

 

Dear Families,

Despite the cold weather, the ice and the snow, with warm hearts and enthusiasm we had lots of fun in class.

The second graders learned the letter Yud. They practiced writing, reading and pronouncing words. As always we finished with a song.

The third graders learned the letter Tet. They practiced writing, reading and we also chanted from the Friday night service.

Thank you for your continued support.

Have a great weekend.

Haviva

 

 

 

Week 18

Yesterday the second graders learned the letter Chet. We also learned that Chalah and Chanukah begin with this letter. We practiced writing and reading. We sang some songs and learned about Tu B'shevat. In art the kids drew Shkediya.(almond tree).

The third graders were busy learning the vowel O. We practiced reading and writing. We also practiced chanting prayers with our Sidurim.

Here are also some new words we added to our vocabulary: Rosh HaShana, Torah, Kadosh, Shalom.

I hope to see you all on Sunday. It is going to be fun!

Love and peace to all,
Haviva

 

Week 17

Dear Families,

Yesterday the second graders learned the letter Nun. We worked in our workbooks; reading, and writing. We also practice writing our Hebrew names.We sang some songs and we talked a little bit about Tu B'Shevat.

The third graders learned the letter Mem Sofit. We also added three new words to our vocabulary. We continued to work in our workbooks, and practice our blessings and prayers. When we sang Adon Olam, the kids created their own dance and it was so much fun!

The kids are doing very well, and I am so proud of them!

Thank you for your support,

Haviva

 

Week 16

Dear Families,

 The second graders learned the letter Ayin and the vowel EE. The students worked in their workbooks, they practiced reading and writing. They also decorated the letter Ayin. Lastly we learned a new song called Yadaim Lemala Al Harosh that teaches us the body parts in Hebrew.

The third graders learned the letter Yud. We practiced reading and writing. They also had a reading test, at which they did great.
We also practiced our blessings and prayers, and the songs for Shabbat Kodesh.

As usual it is a pleasure teaching your children.

See you on Friday!

Haviva

 

Week 15

Dear Families,

Happy New Year everybody! It was so good to come back and see you and your children today.

The second graders learned a new letter today - Tzadee. We also counted how many letters we know already - 15 letters and 2 vowels! They had a spelling test which included letters and words. They did very well! We also created a Tzedaka box, well not really. it was Tzedaka bag, but it turned out beautiful.

The third graders reviewed all the letters and vowels we learned so far. We also learned the letter Chet. We completed some pages in our workbooks. We also made Challah! With play dough;) I promised them that we will make a real one during Sunday School.

Thank you for your support,

Haviva

 

 

 

Week 14

Dear Families,

Today the second graders learned the letter Vav. We discussed the sound this letter makes and we found that it makes the sound of V just like Vet does.We practiced our reading and writing. The students had a spelling test with all the letters we learned so far. They all did great! We danced to the Latke song, and of course finished with the memory game.They love it!

The third graders also worked hard studying the letter Ayin. We found that Ayin is similar to Alef with the sound they make. They practiced their reading and writing. We also played a game called Forward/Backward, where one student is starting to read and the others have to follow with their finger and with their ears, because at any point I can ask another student to continue from this point backward or forward. This activity is a great exercise for listening and paying attention to what is read.

We also learned two new words: Ivrit and Shema. Ask your children what they mean. This led us to say the Shema prayer and other prayers too, such as: Adon Olam, Ein KeEloheinu and we also learned the blessings for Hanukkah. We discussed miracles, and we read a story about Hanukkah. We finished with the memory game!

Homework due next week. I promise no homework during winter break!

A friendly reminder, next Tuesday sessions will be 45 min. long. 4:00-4:45 , and 4:45 -5:30.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with me.

Peace and Love,

Haviva

 

Week 13

 Dear Families,

Today the second grade class learned the letter Alef. As always we reviewed all the letters we learned until now. Then we had 3 stations; in each one of them the students had to complete a mission. In one station they had to work on their work books, in another one they had to create three of the Hebrew letters with edible materials, so they can eat it after, and the last station was their favorite one, they played the Alef-bet memory game that we created by ourselves, that was really fun for everybody.

The third graders reviewed the letters and learned the letter Yud and the vowel ee. We also had two stations. In the first one they made flash cards, and in the other one they played the memory game. They practiced their reading and writing and of course the blessings.

This was a truly fun and enjoyable day for everyone.

Let me know if you are interested in the memory game, it is easy to make and we can make more next week. Some of the students thought you would like to play with them. I think it is a great opportunity for those of you who would like to learn the letters, and it is a great game for cold, snowy days.

With much respect,

Haviva


Week 12

Dear Families,

This week the students in second grade completed the letter Dalet.We practiced writing and reading. We played Tic-Tac-Toe with Hebrew letters. We also created a Degel (flag) with the letter Dalet. For Thanksgiving we made a thank you card counting the many things we are thankful for.

The third grade class learned the letters Kuf and Tzadee. We also learned three key words; Tzedaka, Kabalat Shabbat and Matza. We talked about Tzedaka, and how each one of us is performing the act of tzedaka. We practiced writing and reading a lot. The students also made a thank you card. To conclude our session we read the book In God's Hands. Ask your child about it.

I hope you all will have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have lots to be thankful for.

Peace and love,

 

Week 11

Dear Families,

What a fun time we all had this week in Hebrew! We played games, practiced our Alef-Bet yoga poses, and we even danced the Mayim Dance.
The second graders learned the letter Vet. We also had a spelling test;they all did great!

The third graders learned the letters Alef and Vav. We did lots of reading and writing. The key word for this lesson was VeAhavta, so we practiced the Shema and VeAhavta prayers, along with Mode Ani and other blessings. As always we finished with HaTikvah.

Thank you for your support,

Peace and love,

Haviva
 

Week 10

Dear Families,

Today in both classes we mostly reviewed all the letters we know so far. We played a game when I called a word and they had to recognize the first letter in the word and point to it on the Alef-bet poster. They also created the letters with Popsicle sticks, sang the Alef-bet song and learned the yoga poses for some of the Hebrew letters.

The third graders, in addition to reviewing the letters also learned the letter Daled and the key word Havdalah. We practiced our reading, writing and pronunciation. As always we finish with Tfilot and today we also learned Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem.

Thank you for sharing your children with me.

Haviva

Week 9

Dear Families,

Every week I look forward to Tuesday to meet your children. Each week I am fascinated with the great progress they make!

How do I know they love coming to Hebrew? When a student calls me and tells me that she misplaced her homework, and she really wants do do it.
When a parent tells me that even though their child has one week to complete Hebrew homework he wants to do it first, and when I hear that a student uses Hebrew materials we learn to help with his English studies! Please keep sending me this great feedback, they really make my day!

The second graders learned the letter Chaf. They read , wrote and said it.We also reviewed all the letters we learned so far. They all passed a test which included all the letters and vowels that we learned since the beginning of the year. They all got A's. After that they created their own words with the letters and the vowels.

The third graders learned Vet. We reviewed all the letters and they had a spelling test. They did very well. Their test included words like Havdala, Malka, Kala, Shabbat. They didn't have even one wrong answer! I am so proud of them! As always we learned new blessings, and reviewed the ones we already know.

Parents, please, when you check your child's folder, make sure to acknowledge the hard work and the great job they did, and how proud you are for that!

Thank you for your unconditional support!

Peace,

Haviva

Week 8

Dear Families,

Today the 2 grade class learned the letter Resh. We played detectives and we went on a Resh hunt in the classroom. We found the letter on walls, on the chairs' legs, in the corner of a table, on the edge of the blackboard and on a shelf. We also matched Hebrew letters with the English one. We expanded our vocabulary and learned 2 more words Rosh (head) and regel (Leg). We also played Simon Says in Hebrew.

The third grade class learned the letters Hey and Resh and the vowel Shva. We played a game, where I called a letter and they had to find a Hebrew word that begin with the letter. Some examples are: Shin - Shabbat, Hey - Havdala, Samech- Sidur... We also worked in our books and practiced the Shema and Veahavta, Ein Keelohaynu and more.
Both classes created the letters they learned with foam shapes.

Thank you and have a great rest of the week.

Haviva

Week 7

Dear Families,

Today we added the letter Hey and the words Hagadah and Havdalah to our vocabulary.
The kids traced the letter, wrote, recognized and read it. They also made colorful paper chains and created the letter Hey. It is on the table in the classroom, come and look! The kids are really working hard, they do their homework every week and come to school prepared and with a smile on their faces. I really appreciate your help and support, parents! We couldn't do it without you!

Stay healthy!

Shalom,

Haviva

 

Week 6

The first and second graders learned the letter Kaf today. We also learned the words for Yes and No in Hebrew. We played a game when I asked some questions and they had to answer Ken or Lo .
We also discussed why Jewish people wear a kipah. We listened to and sang the song Hine Ma Tov. In Art we created the letter Kaf with glue and yarn, come and look! We also read, wrote and sounded all the letters we learned so far.

The third graders worked hard too! we reviewed all the letters we learned in the past few weeks. I told the students that we are going to play a game, when I call a letter or word and they had to write it down. That was actually a test, and they did great! The key word today was Kalah (bride). We discussed why the Shabbat is called Shabbat HaKalah. Some of the answers were, we welcome both of them, they are both white, clean and pure. We also practiced the blessings Shema and Ve Ahavta.

It is always a pleasure working with you and your children.

Peace,
Haviva

Week 5

Dear Families,

The students In second grade class were busy learning the letter Lamed. They wrote the letter and recognized it in words. They also created the letter with pom poms and Mosaic stones. You can find these wonderful creations on the table in our classroom. We also listened to Israeli songs and we even danced to the Boker Tov Rap song.

The students in third grade learned two letters Kaf and Lamed. We mainly practiced our reading today and we also reviewed all the letters we learned so far, and created as many words we could with these letters.

The students also practiced some Brachot and were creative with art too.

Moadim LeSimcha. (this is the traditional blessing for the interim days of Sukkot).

Haviva

 Week 4

Dear Families,

 

First of all, I would like to thank you parents for bringing your children every week to Bet Sefer. Thank you also for making sure they come ready with their folders and homework done. I really appreciate it!

In first - second class we learned the letter Mem and some words that begin with this letter. Some of the words are: Mezuzah , Matza and Menora. After exploring our classroom to find a Mezuzah we discussed what is inside it.(The Shema Prayer). We read, circled and wrote the new letter and we also reviewed the other letters and vowels we have learned already. At the end of the class we listened to and sang the song Shalom Chaverim.

The 3 graders also learned the letter Mem. They also learned the key word: Shamash. We practiced reading, writing and recognizing many words in our work books. We also reviewed what we learned so far, and we played a game with flash cards. Ask your children about it. We learned the Brachot for Sukkot and Ve'Shamru.

All the children are really working hard, and I can tell they are taking Hebrew class very seriously. I am very proud of them!

I hope to see you all on Friday for our special Shabbat. It is going to be fun!

Respectfully,

Haviva

Week 3

Dear Bet Sefer Families,

Your children have been working very hard today. In the 1st and 2nd grade we added one more letter and a vowel to create the word Shabbat. They practiced writing it, reading it, recognizing it, and they even drew a picture of Shabbat. We also learned the blessings over the candles, wine and challah.

In the 3rd grade class, the children also learned about Shabbat but in a different way. They had to find and write as many words they can in the word Shabbat. They also practiced the blessings, and we even chanted Ein Ke'eloheinu and Adon Olam. They did very well! I am so proud of all the students. They are really making good progress.

Thank you for working with your children on their homework every week. It is a pleasure working with you and your children.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if there are any concerns or questions.

Best regards,

Haviva

Week 2

Dear Families,

It was a great joy to have your children yesterday at Hebrew. They were listening, participating and doing their work very well. In the 1 and 2 grade class, we reviewed what we learned last week (the letter Bet) and we added the letter Tav. We created the letters with Play dough which you will find in the classroom on the display shelf. We have been practicing writing, reading, and sounding these letters.

The 3rd graders worked hard learning 3 letters and 2 vowels which created the word Shabbat. They read, wrote and pronounced the letters. We also played a game when one had to choose 5 flash cards letters, and the other one had to read them, and vice versa. We all enjoyed it!

The children brought Homework in purple folders. Please make sure to bring these folders and homework done next Tuesday. We know 1 hour a week is not enough, but with practice and homework added in, we can progress.

As always it is a pleasure having your children in my class.

Shanna Tova,

Haviva

Week 1

Dear Families,

What a great and productive day we had. The kids in both classes reviewed some of the materials after a long summer break. It was great to see how much they actually remembered.

Please make sure your child does his/her homework and brings it back next week. This is a very important component of our curriculum! For those of you who missed the first session, do not worry, we will have plenty of time to catch up and move on.

I thank each one of you for sharing your talented children with me.

I am looking forward to a great year.

Respectfully,

Haviva

 

4th - 7th Grade Hebrew Classes

Teacher: Josefa Briant

4th grade: Reading and writing Hebrew
5th grade level 1 - Reading and writing Hebrew.
5th grade level 2 - Saturday Torah service, Friday Maariv Service
6th grade - Saturday Torah service and musaf. Friday Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv.
7th grade B/M class - Saturday Torah service Musaf and Blessing before and after Haftarah. Friday - Maariv