Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fun, productive, silly day at TBTRS

This coming Sunday, the 18th of November, we will begin planning for Parent/Teacher conferences for Sunday, December 9th, by asking parents to come in during drop off, prior to the start of Tefilah at 11:30, or during pick-up to sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences.  If you are unable to come in at this time, please email me at on Sunday afternoon or later to arrange a time to meet with your child's teacher.  Thank you!  We look forward to seeing you at conferences.

If you will be unable to attend conferences on the 9th, please arrange another time to meet with your child's teacher by emailing or speaking with him/her.  I am happy to help facilitate times to meet as needed.

This Wednesday was another great day at TBTRS.  Students were working diligently, positively noisily, and enthusiastically on their Hebrew!  This Sunday, we will have a student led Tefilah service in which the 3rd through 7th graders will lead various prayers during our service and the 7th grade students will share a short play on this Shabbat's Torah portion, Toledot, the story of Jacob and Esau.  Please consider attending Tefilah to see your youngster in action and enjoy this student centered service.

Fifth grade students practiced working on the V'Ahavtah as they will present this prayer on Sunday.  Working in small groups and with the help of their teacher, Mr. Singer, students were able to prepare for Sunday.  Students also worked in their Hebrew workbooks searching for vocabulary words in big jumbles of Hebrew letters.  They also went to the Library and heard the story, "Tell me a Mitzvah" by Danny Siegel.

Sixth graders were hard at work on the Avot V'Imahot and G'Vurot for Sunday.  Not only did they practice their Hebrew, but they were also able to read and discuss American Jewery and Reform Judaism while still finding time to work on the roots that they have been studying in class.

The seventh graders were dedicated in their preparation for their Toledot skit, reading the portion and working in the sanctuary to get their lines and positions just right.  They will present their play on Shabbat this Friday night, November 16th and again this Sunday morning.  As an additional reminder, the 7th grade will have their class dinner prior to Shabbat this Friday night, starting at 6:15.  If you haven't already signed up to bring something in for the dinner and would like to participate, please contact Gayle Alpert for more information.

Third and fourth graders are preparing to share the Sh'ma and Barchu this Sunday and spent time practicing the prayers, taking careful notice of the vowels and letters that they have been learning in class over the last few weeks.  Students also spent time learning the Hebrew words for Grandmother, Grandfather, Mother, Father, Daughter, Son, Cat and Dog.  Students reviewed and read the vocabulary words, played games with the words and shared their knowledge.  Students also learned a new song for the Hebrew alphabet (video below) and sang it to me!  Homwork for 3/4 is to practice the names of the family members (pages 54 and 55) and practice reading lines 4-7 on page 158.

Thanks for another great Wednesday!  See you Sunday!!!

-Miss Nancy Kahrimanis

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