Kindergarten: What You Need to Know
1 day per week: Sundays 9:30am – 12:30pm
SUMMARY OF KINDERGARTEN EXPERIENCE:
This year, our kindergarten class will be learning about Judaism through a series of deep dive units spanning 4-5 weeks each. The units will each be based on one primary text, one mitzvah/value and one long term project to engage the students and foster understanding. These experiential lessons will be connected by an annual theme of COLORS IN JUDAISM. Our program also has many other exciting activities each week such as, Hebrew Through Movement (interactive Hebrew), Community Building activities, play time, snack time, t’fillah (prayer) time, music, art, dancing, stories, occasional fieldtrips, opportunities for parent involvement and MORE!
BY THE END OF THE YEAR, KINDERGARTENERS 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 COLORS IN JUDAISM
• Know 20-30 Hebrew words and their meaning
(HIP) OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL HEBREW :
Interested in a stronger focus on Hebrew reading, language and Israeli Culture? Consider adding our Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP) to your child’s experience at CBB. HIP is an optional class ($600), taught by Hebrew expert, Yifat Nahmias.
HIP has new meeting times! The class will meet before (8:45 – 9:25am) OR after (12:15 – 12:55) the regular Sunday program AND one afternoon per week, either Wed. or Thurs. afternoon (4:00 – 5:45). We work to comply with your busy schedules.
Kindergarten parents are expected to make every effort to participate in:
• Opening and Closing Day assemblies and family activities (Sept. 18th, 2016 & June 4th, 2017)
• Kindergarten Family Shabbat
• Kindergarten Family Education Day/Consecration
• There are also MANY other optional opportunities in which parents can get involved!