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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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Hello Families, It has been very exciting to see our first-grade friends in person during the whirlwind of the first couple days of school. We are eager to gush over how responsible, safe, and generally amazing your children have been these past couple of days.  It is evident you prepared them for many of our new procedures and how to keep themselves and others safe and healthy. Thank you! Once everyone became a bit more settled in our new routines, students have jumped into building their pod communities.  We have learned some new greetings and games to play in the...
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Dear First Grade Families, Did you know, that collectively the first grade students have lost 95 teeth! Every time we loose a tooth we add it to our graph.  We have enjoyed comparing which class has lost more teeth. In reading we read aloud the book “Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky” and from our new book about space.  In phonics we continued our exploration of magic e.  We took a pretend example of student work and edited it to make sure the words had magic e.  We also learned that no words end with the...
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