Welcome to Third Grade Hebrew at Or Chadash Religious School!
3rd Grade Hebrew
It is time to begin to learn to read Hebrew words!
Our Hebrew curriculum includes four main components which work together to provide a complete program for our students as they move from our younger grades to our older grades. We want to teach our students basic Hebrew language, reading and prayer skills while also providing them with a living experience and meaningful connection to the Hebrew language.
Hebrew Through Movement is a program through which students learn Hebrew by sharing and responding to Hebrew commands. Hebrew through Movement introduces language in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive link between children and the Hebrew language. The Hebrew through Movement curriculum starts by laying a foundation of modern, spoken Hebrew and it builds toward the goal of making our prayers, Jewish vocabulary and Hebrew decoding more accessible to students. The Hebrew through Movement program is supported by the latest brain research on learning, providing an aural foundation for Hebrew that opens the door to Hebrew reading and decoding. Student in Grades K – 5 will take part in weekly Hebrew through Movement activities.
Jewish Life Vocabulary is the component of our program that provides our students with the key Hebrew words and phrases (such as shalom, mazel tov, tikkun olam and more.). By learning, using and exploring Hebrew terms, our students will experience the world through Jewish values as they develop a greater connection to and understanding of the Hebrew language. Weekly vocabulary words will be integrated into classroom teaching for students in very grade level.
Hebrew Reading and Language Program starts by building a foundation in recognizing letters and reading simple Hebrew. With each year of learning students will be able to acquire further language and prayer skills while also building confidence in their ability, proficients and knowledge.
Tefillah (Prayer Service) is an opportunity for building community, making meaning and learning prayers. Tefillah is one of the ways in which Jews celebrate Shabbat and holidays, connect with the larger Jewish world and take part in synagogue life. We believe the best way to learn Tefillah is to participate in Tefillah.
3rd Grade Jewish Studies
The 3rd-grade curriculum focuses on how to be a mensch. A mensch literally means “a person” in Yiddish, but figuratively it means something much deeper. A mensch is a person whom you would be happy to call your friend. Through activities, stories and a special book called, A Kid’s Mensch Handbook, this curriculum invites us to explore timeless Jewish values in an accessible, modern, and exciting way. Through real-life examples, interactive activities, and a wealth of Jewish wisdom, we will make ethical choices, take positive action, and learn to treat all people – including oneself – with integrity and respect. It is my goal to share knowledge and understanding to help foster Jewish values in your everyday life by enriching your Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish community while we are all having lots of fun!
Homework: Bring tzedakah, your book, and school bag.
Recent classroom topics:
Proverbs 27:17 “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” The Torah tells us that we need one another and that we are better when we work together.
The Golden Rule is universal and considered so important because it includes all other mitzvot.
A person who is willing to do good without any reward is capable of saving the world.
See You On Sunday!