Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Last Wednesday before Spring Break!

We've had another busy and wonderful day at TBTRS!  

Our sixth graders were able to meet with fellow sixth graders from St. George's Catholic Church in Guildford.  Students met with Rabbi Offner, spoke about their experiences and shared and asked questions of one another.  Students from both religious establishments seemed to have fun and learn about one another.

The seventh graders continued their work with their Israel projects and began to present their final digital projects.  Their power point slides and work were great!

Third and fourth graders practiced their Hebrew vocabulary words, practicing pronouncing their words, and reviewing their meanings.  Many students completed their quizzes from Sunday.  The students reviewed vocabulary words from their Hebrew Primer on page 38 (pictured below).  Students practiced the Shema and V'Ahavtah then learned about Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaot.  Homework is to write a personal version of Modeh/Modah Ani, practice lines 6-9 in the Hebrew Primer and review vocabulary from the quiz if you still need to study.

Fifth graders were able to visit the library today and heard about Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaot in class.  While in their regular class, students continued their work in the lifecycle by talking about marriage.  Students learned about the chuppah, ketuba, throwing sweets and various traditions related to Jewish marriage.  For Hebrew, the kids continued working with the Mi Chamocha and talked about the dagesh.  Not sure what a dagesh is?  Ask a fifth grader!

Students were lucky to see Cantor Margolius in the halls and classrooms as he came to visit and see our Religious School.  He had a wonderful time and I was proud to show off the wonderful work that our students are doing in class!

Religious School will be on Spring Break on Sunday, April 14th, Wednesday, April 17th, and Sunday, April 21st.  I will not be in the office during break, so if you have questions or concerns please contact the main office.

Seventh grade has a field trip to the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York on Sunday, April 28th.  Please contact Dr. Stein for more information or if you have questions about the trip.  Also on the 28th, the sixth graders will present during Tefillah, so please join us at 11:30 in the Sanctuary after the Annual Congregational Meeting.

Be on the lookout for next year's Registration form in the next few weeks.  Early registration will take place through the end of May, so get your registration in early!  

Have a wonderful break!  We look forward to seeing our 3rd-7th graders when we return on Wednesday, April 24th and all of our students on Sunday, April 28th!

-Miss Nancy Kahrimanis

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