Moses and Joseph and more!
Last week our Second graders learned about the stories of Moses and Joseph!
Saturday Jewish Studies
Last Shabbat we started our study of Exodus – – through pantomime. Using our bodies and facial expressions, we explored the up and downs of the “children of Israel” as they thrived in Egypt … until “a new king arose over Egypt” who turned against the Israelites. Next week, we will learn about how Moses and the children of Israel confronted Pharaoh in a fight for their freedom.
This past week my class learned about Moses and the burning bush. They learned about different kinds of communication and how important it is to listen through a game of telephone. Together as a class we talked about why God chose to speak to Moses through a bush and how they would have tried to get Moses’s attention. We also made dioramas of Moses splitting the sea.
Tuesday Jewish Studies
There was no class this week in observance of Lunar New Year!
Wednesday Jewish Studies
Hebrew Through Movement
This past recent Tuesday, there was no Yachad/HTM. Next week we will practice responding to the following infinitive verbs:
להרים – l’harim – to lift
להוריד – l’horid – to bring down
לשים על – lasim al – to place on
and these body parts:
יד – yad – hand
רגל – regel -foot/leg
לב – lev – heart (as a nod to Valentine’s Day)
This week we have continued focusing on the difference between: Big – gadol – גדול and, Small – katan – קטן.
And started talking about directions: Front – kadima – קדימה, Back – achora – אחורה, Left – smola – שמאלה, Right – yemin – ימין.