3rd Grade: What You Need to Know

1 day per week: Sundays  9:30 AM-12:30 PM

Annual Tuition: $1,000

SUMMARY OF 3rd GRADE EXPERIENCE:

This year, our 3rd Grade class will be learning about Judaism together, 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 NATURE AND 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, stories, occasional fieldtrips, opportunities for parent involvement and choice “chugim” (electives) for 3rd – 5th graders.

*Note: Camp Ramah 3rd-8th grade retreat is scheduled for January 27th-29th, 2023.

BY THE END OF THE YEAR, 3rd 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 NATURE AND JUDAISM
  • Know 40-60 Hebrew words and their meaning

SUPPLEMENTAL HEBREW OPTION (For CONTINUING 3rd GRADE HIP STUDENTS):

HIP is a continuing option for 3rd graders who began in K or 1st Grade and continued in 2nd.  Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP) provides a strong focus on Hebrew reading, language and Israeli Culture. For continuing HIP students, HIP is an optional class ($750), taught by Hebrew expert, Yifat Nahmias.

HIP has new meeting times!  The class will meet

  • before (8:30 – 9:25 am) OR after (12:35-1:30pm) the regular Sunday program
  • AND one afternoon per week, either Wed. or Thurs. afternoon (4-6pm). We work to comply with your busy schedules when possible.

MID WEEK HEBREW OPTION (for Beginning Hebrew Students)

Is your child interested in learning to read Hebrew NOW? Does he/she have a sibling who comes mid-week anyway? NOW, your 3rd grader is eligible to join our mid-week Golden Aleph Program and get an early start on reading Hebrew!  No previous classes required.  The class is optional for 3rd graders. ($750)

Mid-week classes have new meeting times!

Classes meet for 45 minutes, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday.  For beginners, small group lessons (4 or less) are offered.  A variety of class times and days will be offered.

Click on Golden Aleph to learn more.

PARENT COMMITMENT:

3rd GRADE parents are expected to make every effort to participate in:

  • Opening and Closing Day assemblies and family activities

There are also MANY other optional opportunities in which parents can get involved, including a hike with Rabbi Steve Cohen and the annual Purim Carnival.