This past Sunday was particularly festive for grade 3 as we celebrated the last day of Chanukah by making our own 3-D paper dreidels! While doing so, we took the time to learn the Hebrew letters that are written on every side of the spinning top. The morning got more exciting as we watched some of our classmates perform in the choir during Tefilah. After which, we decorated Chanukah cookies that were shaped like menorahs. It only made sense that the day culminated in various dreidel tournaments! We made sure to get some Hebrew games in that involved reviewing counting the numbers 1 through 6, as well as various sounds and letters of the alphabet.
This Sunday was all Chanukah themed for grade 3, as it was the morning just before we lit the 1st candle! We wrote our own Chanukah stories, played dreidel games, and some students even begun writing their very own Chanukah play! In Hebrew, we experimented with a running game, involving memory and teamwork to help us practice the letters of the alphabet, and various vowel sounds.
We had a delightful day on Sunday welcoming grandparents, uncles, aunts, and even some parents for our annual Intergenerational Day. Our students and teachers were all so happy to have these wonderful visitors in school. Classes were buzzing, our service was exciting, and everyone left our building with broad smiles.
Thanks to all the grandparents and others who joined us. You are always welcome to be with us. We are proud of our students so showing the wonderful attribute of welcoming guests to our classrooms! Kol hakavod to all!
In grade 3 this week we began getting real excited for Channukah! We started off the day creating our own Channukah themed comic strips, and ended off by acting out the story of Chanukah, playing a human menorah and all! It was especially fun to have a visit from our school wandering minstrel, Avishai, who taught us some interesting new tunes! Somehow, we fit some Hebrew letters and sounds in the mix, and charades just always creeps in on us, as it is a clear favorite activity amongst this group!
We are looking forward to Intergenerational Day next week!
Through Hangman and a matching word game, Grade 3 developed clear definitions for life cycle events such as, Bar/Bat-Mitzvahs, Baby Namings, & Brises. We also began getting excited for the upcoming holiday of CHANUKAH! It falls early this year! We are beginning to use our Hebrew names more, and we played a name game to become more familiar with them. We practiced reading Hebrew letters, and focused on the different dots that produce different sounds when placed beneath a letter. Next week, we will ensure that each student knows which older adult they will be bringing to participate in INTER-GENERATIONAL DAY which is coming up at the end of the month!
This past week all students brought in their Hebrew names and we decorated the class with them. We also looked up the English meaning of all our names, which was fun! We continued discussing the timing of celebrations after birth for brit milot and baby namings. And ended with off with learning about the Hebrew calendar and created individual weekly planners.
See you next week!
This Sunday we began our journey into the Grade 3 life cycle program and discussed the celebration of birth: including baby namings and Brit-Milah. It was fun to share stories from when we were all babies that our parents have told us. We also spent some time thinking about how we can fulfill the mitzvah of Tzedakah (charity) without giving money. And Hebrew class was a real treat this time as we had a visit from the Shinshinim, and they taught us new Hebrew words through a memory game!
See you next week!
This past Sunday was a blast as we spent most of the morning working on a collaborative decoration for the Sukkah. We made an Ushpizin/Ushpizot board to acknowledge the “invisible” guests that visit the Sukkah each day of Sukkot- the biblical forefathers, as well as the female prophets from the Talmud. Once completed, we all headed down to the Sukkah to mingle with families/volunteers, and to put up our grade 3 Sukkah decoration. Next we spent the last part of the morning learning new Hebrew vocabulary through a series of games such as pictionary, and charades.
Hope to see you all at Chudleigh’s this Sunday!
Karina Milech, Grade 3 Teacher
Yesterday was an exciting day, as I met the grade 3 group for the first time! We began with a Rosh Hashanah Scavenger hunt, where apples and honey were found. We also took the time to write out New Year’s resolutions in the spirit of celebrating the Jewish New Year, reviewed the Hebrew Alphabet, and ended the morning with a student blasting the shofar! Next week, we will be decorating the Sukkah, talking about Yom Kippur and the 10 days of awe, and playing some more Hebrew games.
See you next week!
Youth Education Centre
Our last Sunday together…….
Thank you all so much for a beautiful day together. Our teachers were so excited to share one last moment with our children. It was a lovely day of memories and favourite things. Thanks to all of our parents who were able to join us for our final service with David. Our Junior Choir performed beautifully, David shared a great story and our students as always shared exquisite brachot, blessings for one and all.
Our Shinshinim had the opportunity to share a final “L’hitraot” – see you soon – as they will be finishing their stint at Holy Blossom and venturing off to camp for the summer. Ido will be at Camp George, and Noa will be at Camp Ramah. Join us on Shabbat, June 9th at 10:30 AM in the Family Service, as we say our own L’hitraot to Ido and Noa and thank them for a great year together. (If you are interested in being a host family for our Shinshinim for the coming year, please let me know….)
On behalf of all our teachers, madrichim and assistants, we thank you again for your commitment to Jewish education as we bring our 2017-2018 school year to a close. It takes all of us together to educate our children.