Sunday, November 16, 2014

What Happened in Grades 3-6 on Sunday, November 16...

Grade 3

Today Mrs. Gabay couldn’t be here because she had a death in her family. To help us understand what Jewish people do in the event of a death, Rabbi Denker came in and explained what happens, and what we can do, even if we are not related to the person who passed away.

Then, we all made cards showing our sympathy for Mrs. Gabay. We hope these cards will make her feel better.

We learned that even if we have never met the person who has passed, it is important to be kind and thoughtful to those who've experienced a loss.

Ethan even made a paper swan for her! That was a real act of G'milut Chasadim, or an Act of Loving Kindness.

Grade 4

Our Grade 4 students took on a huge task today! Our teens had organized a Bake Sale to raise funds for the synagogue's scholarship fund. The only problem was that the teens were all gone today at a NFTY event. So, they turned to the fourth grade and asked us if we could help out. We worked together as upstanders to create signs, prices and organize the table. We raised over $90! In addition, Mrs. Milgrom played a game with us. It was a scavenger hunt with Hebrew letters where we had to first figure out the letter and then go find items at the boutique that started with that letter. The winning team got to pick a small treat from the bake sale.

Grade 5

In T'filah, Cantor Lawrence taught us a new tune! Ask your student which prayer was sung differently.

We had Kehillah in class today. After talking about tzedakah (did you know that the real meaning of the word tzedakah has to do with justice?) we brainstormed where we would like our grades' tzedakah money to go.

After Kehillah, we had Art.  Grade 5 is moving on to the G'vurot, so what better way to learn about it than with some art projects? We got a slip of paper with a line from the prayer, then we matched up with our partners to make superheroes out of our ideas from our part of the G'vurot.

When we finalized our superheroes' identities and powers, we got to draw them! Mrs. Schulgasser showed us how to properly draw bodies. 

Last but not least, we got to work in our Hebrew workbooks. We moved past the Avot v'Imahot and onto the G'vurot, where we read through the prayer and then correlated it with our art projects. It was an awesome day!

Grade 6

Grade 6 was at the Count Me In program today! This program was the culminating program for their Count Me In curriculum. While our Documentors weren't there to take pictures, we hope that they had a fantastic time!

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