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Hello Families, In Hebrew this week, we learned the letters tzadik and tzadik sofit and we kept practicing our reading and writing. We read the book “Maddi’s Fridge” and had a conversation about the importance of helping other people in need. In Tefilah, we continued working on our siddurim and learned a new prayer from the amida called mevarech hashanim. We spoke about the importance of taking care of our Earth and what can we do to keep it a clean and safe place. In Parasha we learned about Parashat Bo, which is when Pharaoh tells the Israelites to leave Egypt and they pack up quickly and go. We spoke about how God told...
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Hello Families, In writing this week, students chose a writing piece that they would like to share with the world (publish).  We revised our writing to make sure it made sense and that we included elements to make our stories come alive for our readers.  We then put on our editing hats and checked for finger spaces, punctuation, snap word spelling, and that we used all our sounds to spell tricky words. We put our stories to the test by having a friend read our stories which produced many giggles in all 3 pods.  Lastly, we fancied up our stories...
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Hello Families, In Hebrew, we learned the letter dalet. We added new words to our word wall like: delet (door), devora (bee), dov (bear), devek (glue) and dag (fish). The first graders were so proud to write full sentences in Hebrew for the first time using the action words kana (to buy for boy), kanta (to buy for a girl), raah (to see for a boy) and raatah (to see for a girl). We continued to practice our reading with all the letters that we have learned so far. In Yahadut, we continued working on our siddurim and learned a new prayer from the amida called hael hakadosh, which we thank God...
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Hello Families, It has been really wonderful to start meeting with parents and sharing all the growth we have observed in your children! In Hebrew, we learned the letter hey. We added new words to our word wall like; har (mountain), hadas (myrtle) and hegeh (steer wheel). We also practice writing so many words with the letters that we have learned so far like; atah (you), milah (word), ayalah (deer), he (she) and lavi (lion). The first graders were so proud to be able to read and write so many words. We also spoke about the life of Hannah Senesh and each student...
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Hello Families, In Hebrew, we learned the letters yod and lamed. We kept practicing our reading and writing with all the letters that we have learned so far. We added new words to our word wall like: yahm (ocean), lechem (bread), lashon (tongue) and lev (heart). We also read and write so many words like: mayim (water), bayit (house), kal (easy, light), ayal (deer) and balam (stopper). In Yahadut, we learned about the amidah prayer. We learned about the meaning of the prayer, when to bow, and how we stand. We talked about our forefathers (Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov) and our foremothers (Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel and Leah) and we...
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Hello Families, In Hebrew, we learned the letter alef as well as a new vowel, which makes the “Ee” sound. We also went over all the letters that we have learned so far and realized how much we have learned in such a short amount of time! Then we practiced our reading and writing. We were able to read and write lots of words like; aviv (spring), kir(wall), ima (mom) and kara (read).We added more words to our word wall like: aryeh (lion), aron (closet), ohel (tent) and arnav (rabbit). In Tefilah, we started learning the Amidah. The Amidah has 19 parts, and we are going to learn all of...
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Hello Families, In Hebrew, we learned the letter kof and what sound she makes when we add the “Ah” sound. Then we practiced our reading, and we were able to read and write lots of words with the letters that we have learned so far like; kar (cold), barak (lightning) and kam (waking up for a boy). We added more words to our word wall like: keshet (rainbow), koubiya (dice) and kasdah (helmet). In parasha (the weekly Torah portion), we continued to learn about the story of bereshit (creation), focusing on what God created on each day of the week. We continued to work on our special project where we...
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Hello Families, In Hebrew, we learned the letters bet and vet and what sound they make when we add the “Ah” sound. Then we practiced our reading, and we were able to read and write lots of words with the letters that we have learned so far like; bat (a girl), bar (wild) and tar (searching). We added more words to our word wall – bakbouk (a bottle), batzal (onion), bayit (house), balon (balloon) and barvaz (duck). In Yahadut, we learned about the V’ahavta prayer. We worked on learning the words of the prayer and what they mean, and that the prayer can be found inside of the mezuzah and inside...
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Hello Families, In Hebrew this week, we learned the letters reish and what sound she makes when we add the “Ah” sound. Then we practiced our reading and we were able to read and write lots of words with the letters that we have learned so far like; mar (bitter), tamar (date) and ram (high). We added new words to our word wall like; rimon (pomegranate), rakevet (train) and raashan (grager). In Yahadut, we learned about the holiday of Sukkot. We spoke about the four species and how they are similar in shape to parts of the human body (lulav – the spine, etrog – the heart, hadas – the eye and arava – the mouth). We...
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Hello Families, It was lovely seeing your (unmasked!) faces last night during our back to school night. In Hebrew we learned the letters mem and mem sofit and we were able to learn a lot of new words which we added to our word wall like; menorah (lamp), melech (king), mechonit (car), matanah (gift), magafayim (boots) and michnasayim (pants). We also practiced reading and writing with the letters that we have learned so far. In Yahadut, we learned about Yom Kippur and that it is a day where we reflect on the year and we say that we are sorry. We learned about Tashlich and we...
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