Second grade is doing such fun and fantastic things in Jewish Studies class! Our main focus has been an integration project to go along with Ms FrazeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s communities unit. We learned all about what a Kibbutz is – what types of buildings they have, the jobs people do, and most importantly, that everyone is equal on a Kibbutz. Each group chose their own specialty for their Kibbutz to Ã¢â‚¬Å“exportÃ¢â‚¬Â – we have everything from baked goods to gold necklaces! The students have mapped out their communities and are now in the construction phase. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to see what they look like when theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re finished!
We have also been hard at work learning new parts of the prayer service! We are learning short prayers for the Ã¢â‚¬Å“HallelÃ¢â‚¬Â service which is said on festive days such as Sukkot (where we practiced in the Sukkah) and Rosh Chodesh, which is the first day of the new month. We are also gradually transitioning from saying the Morning Blessings – Birkot HaShachar – in English to being able to recite them in Hebrew! It is a long but rewarding process, and I am so impressed with how hard Second Grade is trying to learn these new prayers!
Looking ahead, we will soon begin the story of NoahÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ark, which is very exciting! We will learn new Hebrew vocabulary words such as ark and flood, and we will even keep a diary of our journey with Noah. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait for the rest of the year with 2nd grade!