Fourth grade is now deep into the major integration project with Jewish studies, technology, and general studies. We are taking the story of Jacob and Esau, and re-telling it from a different characterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perspective and using a specific theme. Your students are majorly impressing me with how well they connect with the characters and story, and how thoughtful they are about keeping the story in line with their fun theme!
We are also continuing to work on Adon Olam and making sure weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re pronouncing all the words correctly – not just the first stanza! WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re also putting it to fun tunes, such as Ã¢â‚¬Å“When IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m GoneÃ¢â‚¬Â and other favorites. In addition, we are building on our knowledge of the Havdalah ceremony, which will be Motzei Shabbat (after Shabbat ends) on Saturday, Jan 30th. I am really looking forward to 4th grade leading us in when is sure to be a beautiful ceremony. Your students have been working hard to learn this service every Monday morning; it has become a very special time for us!