It was such a pleasure to meet you at the Hero Convention and to share with you your children’s learning in Hebrew! We ended the semester learning about life in the desert, comparing it verbally and in writing to our life here, in Brooklyn. Students read texts describing life in the Negev, and then wrote and discussed about what people can and cannot do in the desert.
I wish you a Happy Hanukkah and a relaxed vacation,
This week we learned Mishnah and Gemara about Hanukkah. Students did a wonderful job remembering key terms and structure from our last Rabbinic unit.
Students are starting to explore the human body systems. Our first system of discovery is the digestive system. Students had two hands on activities in order to explore this system. First students used different color string in order to learn about the overall length of the digestive system parts. They discovered their small intestine is amazingly long, more than 4 times their height. During the next activity we used different zip lock bags to see how a cracker is digested. This activity allowed students to focus on the function of the individual digestive system parts, including mouth, esophagus and stomach. When we get back from break we will continue our exploration of the digestive system.