3 Things We Did Today

3 Things we did at Religious School on Sunday December  9

Pre-Gan Sherry
We learned about latkes and sufganiyot and mad them.
We had Mazal Tots and sang songs about Chanukah.
We learned about the first Chanukah and Judah Maccabee

Pre-Gan Vicki
We learned a new letter.
We went and sang at Mazal Tots.
We painted and made our own dreidels.

Gan: Kindergarten Debbie
We learned the Hebrew letter mem with song, sign language and yoga forms.
We went to the library and got to pick out books.
We reviewed what we learned about Chanukah and played dreidel.

Alef: 1st Grade Deena
We read Chanukah Cookies with Sprinkles.
We met with Chaverim and learned about a fun game they play in Israel.
We learned nun and gimel to play Dreidel.

Bet: 2nd Grade Allison
We went to Chaverim and played Chanukah Games.
We went to the library and read about latkes.
We learned about new Hebrew letters.

Gimel: 3rd Grade Zahava
We explained morning prayers and what they mean.
We reviewed the customs and traditions of Chanukah.
We made sentences in Hebrew with weather words.

Daled: 4th Grade Zak
We learned about a kibbutz  in Israel and made a map on the floor.
We can now say I have and I don’t have in Hebrew.
We practiced writing with vocabulary using white boards.

Hei: 5th Grade Michael
We learned about Joseph and his brothers doing teshuvah.
We learned that Amidah means standing prayer.
We learned the word in Hebrew that means miracle or banner.

Vav: 6th Grade Rand & Leslee
We researched elements of Tanakh.
We reviewed Hebrew vocabulary.
We played dreidel.

Zayin: 7th Grade Brett
We went to the Kosher Food Pantry and helped stock shelves and learned about food insecurity in our community.

3 Things we did at Religious School on Sunday December 2

Pre-Gan Sherry
We learned what the letters on the dreidel mean.
We made a pan of a plate and drew oil and made paper latkes.
We learned how to make latkes with stuffing pompoms and cardboard paper.

Pre-Gan Vicki
We decorated Chanukah cookies, read books about Chanukah, tried a latke and learned the dreidel game.
We learned the letter hey and traced it with sand paper and shaving cream.
We went to music and sang Chanukah songs.

Gan: Kindergarten Debbie
We learned the Hebrew letter Chet with sign language and yoga forms.
We read Judah says No and learned the story of the Maccabees.
We made our own Chanukah candles for the first night of Chanukah.

Alef: 1st Grade Deena
We made Chanukah cards and gifts.
We read Hershel and the Chanukah Goblin.
We reviewed the holidays by twirling, skipping and hopping.

Gimel: 3rd Grade Zahava
We learned Chanukah vocabulary and how to tell if a menorah is kosher.
We learned vocabulary for colors and different objects.
We learned the words big and small and used them in sentences.

Daled: 4th Grade Zak
We discussed the meaning of keeping and observing Shabbat.
We read and discussed the meaning of the Amidah and when it is read.
We completed our Hebrew book 1.

Hei: 5th Grade Michael
We told the story of Chanukah.
We read a Chanukah story.
We studied the Parshah.

Vav: 6th Grade Rand & Leslee
We learned what siyum is and how to organize one.
We began planning a siyum.
We continued research on sifrei kodesh.
Zayin: 7th Grade Brett
We discussed why Jewish people observe mitzvot.
We made latkes.
We learned about our Jewish Journeys we will experience in our lives.

3 Things we did at Religious School on Sunday November 11

Pre-Gan Sherry
We learned to be grateful for everything we have.
We learned how to say yes please and no thank you.
We continued our color learning while learning about being grateful.

Pre-Gan Vicki
We went to Mazal Tots and talked to Rabbi Ben.
We went outside and then learned about kindness.
We did some sensor activities with the Hebrew letter gimel.

Gan: Kindergarten Debbie
We learned the Hebrew letter Gimel with sign language, song and yoga forms.
We read books about Shabbat and Havdalah, and did a music activity about them,
We made a rainbow quilt of the words to the Shema & V’ahvtah to give to Mitch to hang in his room.

Alef: 1st Grade Deena
We learned about different Jewish values like tzedakah and tikkun olam.
We heard from everyone 5 mitzvot they performed during the week.
We played the compliment game and practiced different types of compliments.

Bet: 2nd Grade Allison
We played around the world.
We stared our Israeli Scavenger Hunt.
We reviewed Hebrew words with games.

Gimel: 3rd Grade Zahava
We learned a lot of Hebrew words and worked on worksheets.
We read a book about Judaism.
We learned how to introduce ourselves in Hebrew.

Daled: 4th Grade Zak
We crossed the sea into Israel to make aliyah.
We learned the story of the Tower of Babel, and how hard it is to communicate without words.
We labeled a map of Israel in Hebrew and introduced rules about Hebrew adjectives.

Hei: 5th Grade Michael
We read out of the Etz Hayim.
We went otside and talked about Yakov.
We did alef-bet yoga.

Vav: 6th Grade Rand & Leslee
We focused and learned about Jewish history and sifrai kodesh.
We learned with Rabbi Ben about what it means to be Jewish.
We worked on our independent and group projects.
Zayin: 7th Grade Brett
We made blankets for Bethany House homeless shelter and talked about homelessness.
We talked with Rabbi Ben about telling the truth.
We reviewed the different volunteer and tzedakah projects we have done so far this year.

 

3 Things we did at Religious School on Sunday November 4

Pre-Gan Sherry
We learned the Hebrew words for purple, pink & blue.
We learned the body parts in Hebrew.
We learned the importance of keeping our body healthy.

Pre-Gan Vicki
We went to the library.
We learned about keeping our bodies healthy.
We learned about the letter vet.

Gan: Kindergarten Debbie
We learned the Hebrew letter Shin with sign language and yoga forms.
We talked about G-d and what the Shema means, and made a craft with the Shema.
We went to the library and checked out books.

Alef: 1st Grade Deena
We broke up into groups to do skits on preforming different mitzvot
We played alefbet basketball
We met with Rabbi Ben and got to him and each other a little bit better.

Bet: 2nd Grade Allison
We worked on the walls and roof of our ark.
We had a visit from Rabbi Ben.
We learned Hebrew.

Gimel: 3rd Grade Zahava
We read a story about a family in Hebrew.
We learned Hebrew family related words.
We practiced writing Hebrew letters on the iPads and on whiteboards.

Daled: 4th Grade Zak
We studied the kedushah and the real meaning of the prayer and why we say it.
We talked about the meaning of Herzl’s famous quote and made our own quotes to match.
We created our own Israeli flags using symbols of what Judaism means to us.

Hei: 5th Grade Michael
We learned that Ha Shem means The Name.
We played Torah Feud to review what we have learned from the Humash.
We did Hebrew yoga to the alef-bet.

Vav: 6th Grade Rand & Leslee
We played Kahoot about Mishnah.
We learned that Mishnah was based on Jewish law.
We worked on the Torah trope and the Haftarah blessings.
Zayin: 7th Grade Brett
We reviewed what we have learned so far this year.
Talked about how we should observe obligations in different situations.
We discussed  the benefits and consequences of our actions.

 

3 Things we did at Religious School on Sunday October 28

Pre-Gan Sherry
We practiced sharing in Mazal Tots.
We learned the colors red and blue in Hebrew and practice the Hebrew words.
We learned mixing colors to make new colors.

Pre-Gan Vicki
We went to Mazal Tots and sang.
We learned the letter bet in the Hebrew alphabet.
We played in the muscle room.

Gan: Kindergarten Debbie
We learned the Hebrew letter nun with sign language and yoga forms.
We talked about G-d and what G-d and humans make separately and together.
We split into centers of B uild a Torah, apple tree, and a holiday game.

Alef: 1st Grade Deena
We learned the tree of life song and practiced it.
We worked on new letters in our primers.
We played our picture chase game after we practiced from the word wall.

Bet: 2nd Grade Allison
We made progress on the ark.
We learned the Hebrew letters bet/vet.
We read a story about G-d.

Gimel: 3rd Grade Zahava
We formed sentences in Hebrew.
We practiced writing Hebrew letters and script Hebrew on the iPads.
We talked about David Ben Gurion and what he did for Israel.

Daled: 4th Grade Zak
We practiced our Hebrew vocabulary by telling about our past week in Hebrew.
We read through different books relating to the Torah portion.
We created our won skits to teach different Torah Stories to each other.

Hei: 5th Grade Michael & Chelsea
We learned some pronouns playing Zip Zap Zop.
We went over this weeks Torah portion and talked about love.
We tried learning propositions.

Vav: 6th Grade Rand & Leslee
We worked on new independent projects.
We talked about the Pittsburgh incident.
We worked on projects and presented.

Zayin: 7th Grade Brett
We reviewed what we’ve learned this year through the game of Jewpardy.
We learned medieval games that were played by Jews in Bilbays.
We discussed what tzedakah and gimilut hasadim we did this past week.

 

3 Things we did at Religious School on Sunday October 21

Pre-Gan Sherry
We learned about colors by painting with cars and making a rainbow.
We punched color that was spun on a spinner.
We pretended we were on Noah’s Ark and got all the stuffed animals on the ark.

Pre-Gan Vicki
We went to the library.
We learned the letter Alef.
We listened to the Alef-Bet song.

Gan: Kindergarten Debbie
We learned the Hebrew letter Bet/Vet with sign language and yoga forms.
We went on a nature walk and discovered all the things that G-d made.
We went to the library and heard a story, an then picked out books to borrow.

Alef: 1st Grade Deena
We worked in Berman House with words.
We did Alef yoga.
We started visiting 7th grade for prayers.

Bet: 2nd Grade Allison
We learned what animals came on Noah’s Ark.
We made animals out of clay.
We learned a new song in Tefillah.

Gimel: 3rd Grade Zahava
We formed full sentences using temperature such as, I am hot.
We learned 2 new script letters; mem and lamed, and practiced writing them in script.
We learned Adon Olam, Modeh Ani and the Ma Tovu.

Daled: 4th Grade Zak
We searched for the place G-d gave us.
We read further in our study of the Amidah.
We used flashcards to play a game.

Hei: 5th Grade Michael & Chelsea
We reviewed Hebrew vocabulary using yoga poses and the eraser game.
We learned about the different definitions of stranger in Parshat Vayera.
We performed skits for Abraham, Sarah and the angels, and when Hagar and Ishmael are sent away.

Vav: 6th Grade Rand & Leslee
We worked on our independent projects.
We did six different Mishnah challenges.
We learned about different aspects of Mishnah.

Zayin: 7th Grade Brett
We learned what it was like for Jews in the Middle Ages.
We taught first graders the Modeh Ani.
We learned about the mitzvah of Pidyon Shivuim – redeeming captives.

 

 

 

Three things we did at Religious Shcool on Sunday October 14

Pre-Gan Sherry
We began learning our colors and sorted pom-poms by color.
We learned bout Noah and his ark.
We made rain shakers to continue learning about the long rain in Noah’s story.

Pre-Gan Vicki
We talked about Noah’s ark.
We talked about colors in Hebrew.
We finger painted.

Gan: Kindergarten Debbie
We learned the Hebrew letter lamed with song, sign language and yoga forms.
We learned the Hebrew word bvakasha which means please and your are welcome.
We learned that G-d is all around us even though we cannot see G-d.

Alef: 1st Grade Deena
We practiced writing our name in Hebrew.
We read a book called A Bad Case of the Stripes about being respectful to people who are different.
We traced, cut out and colored stripes on paper resembling our hands.

Bet: 2nd Grade Allison
We talked about the truth of the story of Noah’s Ark, and what the symbolism is.
We created an ark and animals to go in it.
We made a flood and rain for our ark.

Gimel: 3rd Grade Zahava
We studied the days of the week and todays weather.
We read in Hebrew a story about a family.
We learned vocabulary words for our family.

Daled: 4th Grade Zak
We learned vocabulary words from Harry Potter.
We divided up into houses and learned spells in Hebrew to practice commands and verbs.
We created potions to practice our colors and asking for items in Hebrew.

Hei: 5th Grade Michael
We discussed that if Abram and Sarai traveled from Haran to Canaan (without stops) it would take approx. 11 days (walking).
We learned that Abram built an alter to thank G-d upon arriving in the Land of Canaan. Alters are connected to thanking G-d.
We discovered the difference between אל and על in Hebrew. (Hint: one means ‘To,Towards’ as in אברמ אל כנען and the other one means ‘on’ הספר על שולחן)

Vav: 6th Grade Leslee
We did the history Kahoot.
We practiced Simchat Torah
We watched the Israeli music video.

Zayin: 7th Grade Brett
We went to French Park and planted and worked outside for our second tzedakah project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Things we did at Religious School on Sunday October 7

Pre-Gan Sherry
We learned about different parts of the Torah.
We learned about Simchat Torah and decorated Torah Covers.
We unrolled a Torah and got to read it.

Pre-Gan Vicki
We learned about Simchat Torah and made a Torah and an Israeli flag.
We went to library and learned about Noah’s Ark.
We looked at a Torah and a yad in the Sagel Chapel.

Gan: Kindergarten Debbie
We learned the Hebrew letter Kof with songs and cheddar whales..
We learned some Jewish objects and what they are used for.
We talked about being a mench and mitzvot and made tzedakah box’s.

Alef: 1st Grade Deena
We explored the letter mem.
We learned about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
We did arts and crafts with the 7th grade.

Bet: 2nd Grade Allison
We studied the story of Noah, and the construction of an ark.
We divided into 3 groups; Ark builders, animal keepers and flood makers.
We began to build an ark.

Gimel: 3rd Grade Zahava
We talked about weather and days of the week in Hebrew.
We learned new vocabulary words; rain, coat, hat, umbrella and cold.
We reviewed the story of Abraham and Sarah.

Daled: 4th Grade Zak
We continued to create our verb sheets to increase our knowledge and ability to speak Hebrew.
We will compare our family tree to the family tree of the Torah.
We worked on our workbooks and learned some new vocabulary words.

Hei: 5th Grade Shmuel & Chelsea
We practiced conversational Hebrew by telling what we did this week.
We studied the Torah portion Noach and created at skit based on it.
We learned some new Hebrew vocabulary.

Vav: 6th Grade Rand & Leslee
We played a sifrei kodesh kahoot.
We worked on Hebrew projects.
We presented the projects we finished last week.

Zayin: 7th Grade Brett
We discussed ways in which we lie and ways we can be more ethical.
We learned about tzedakah and ways we can perform this commandment.
We worked with first graders to make Jewish themed art.