We had a great day at the Cohen School, celebrating Israeli Independence day with many different activities. In Grade 2/3 we had 4 different stations, where kids could learn about and explore Israel. One station was learning how to make Israeli salad (yum!). One station was learning about and making the Israeli flag. One station was learning about the Wailing Wall (Kotel). Students actually wrote prayers that will be delivered to the Kotel by Allie when she goes to Israel. Finally, the last station was learning about Israeli cities and the Israel map. Through these activities, students got a taste of some wonderful things Israel has to offer.
We reviewed the Hebrew alphabet through different games, and students took an end of the year check. They will get these back next week so you know how to help them practice the letters they don't quite remember yet.
To help your children practice at home, they can go back to the tiyulim lessons, OR they can work with these online flashcards: http://quizlet.com/19148820/chapter-1-biblical-hebrew-alphabet-flash-cards/
We also got to have tefillah outside today! It was wonderful to show the students that we can pray in places other than inside a chapel or sanctuary.
I'm Sari Guttin, the Grade 2/3 Teacher and the Educational Director. I am thrilled to be here in this wonderful community to share my love of learning and Jewish values with my students!