First Grade Jewish Studies

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Parshat Lech-Lecha introduced us to Avram (Abraham) who is considered the first Jew.  We discussed what we would take with us if we were told to leave our home and go to a new country.  The ten tests of Abraham seemed to be a really difficult way to prove one’s faith.  For Parshat Vayera we wrote in our journals how we would make a guest feel welcome in our home.  Parshat Chayei Sara honored the wife of Abraham and how a wife was chosen for their son, Isaac.  Most recently, in Parshat Toldot we spoke of the sibling rivalry between Isaac and Rebecca’s twin sons Esau and Jacob.    Our Tefillah practice included Modeh Ani Mah Tovu, La’asok b’divrei Torah, Barchu, and the Shema including V’havta using a Siddur.  We also had an opportunity to listen to parts of Hallel in celebration of Rosh Hodesh Kislev and are looking forward to the 25th of Kislev to celebrate Chanukah.  On Fridays we practice the Shabbat blessings over the candles, wine, washing hands, and challah.