FLEXIBLE MID WEEK SCHEDULE!
4th GRADE: What You Need to Know
2 days per week: Sundays 9:30am – 12:30pm,
AND Wednesday or Thursday / 3:30 – 5 or 4:30 – 6
SUMMARY OF 4th GRADE EXPERIENCE:
Our 4th Grade class learns about Judaism through a series of deep dive units spanning 4-5 weeks each. The units are based on one primary text, one mitzvah/value, and one long term project to engage the students and foster understanding. These experiential lessons are connected by the year-long theme, COURAGE IN JUDAISM. Our program also has many other exciting activities each week such as, Hebrew Through Movement (interactive Hebrew), Community Building activities, snack time, t’fillah (prayer) time, stories, occasional fieldtrips, opportunities for parent involvement and choice “chugim” (electives) for 3rd – 6th graders.
MID WEEK HEBREW (mandatory for all levels of Hebrew Students 4th -6th grades): With a flexible schedule, small reading groups and an incentive style in our mid-week program called “Golden Aleph”, your student’s Hebrew abilities will soar! Beginning with mastery of the aleph bet and all its sounds, through mastery of many Hebrew prayers, your student will enjoy learning to read Hebrew and Prayers that will prepare them for bar mitzvah and beyond! Go to Golden Aleph page to learn more about the program and schedule.
FLEXIBLE DAYS AND TIMES! All levels meet Wednesday OR Thursday, at (3:30 – 5) OR (4:30 – 6). Choose ONLY ONE FOR THE YEAR in addition to the Sunday class for all! There is also a “South Satellite” option that will meet in Montecito on Tuesdays. (No t’fillah included in this offering and spaces are limited).
BY THE END OF THE YEAR, 4th GRADERS WILL:
• Know the names of all their classmates, teachers and classroom helpers
• Feel that they are an important part of the class community
• Have a basic and lasting understanding of the 5 “deep dive” Judaic lessons focused on COURAGE IN JUDAISM
• Know 60+ Hebrew words and their meaning
• Have mastered the aleph bet – the names of the letters and their sounds
4th GRADE parents are expected to make every effort to participate in:
• Opening and Closing Day assemblies and family activities (Sept. 17th, 2017 & June 3th, 2018)
• 4th GRADE Family Shabbat
• 4th GRADE Family Education Day
There are also MANY other optional opportunities in which parents can get involved!