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As you know, Schechter students learn Hebrew - their second language - throughout elementary school and in middle school. But did you know they acquire a THIRD language - Spanish - beginning in 6th grade?! Recently, our Bogrim Spanish students (8th grade) had an assignment to demonstrate mastery of both regular and irregular verbs in the present and future tenses, adjectives, adverbs, and interrogatives. To do this, the students created an original illustrated children's story to share with elementary students as a culminating project-based oral and written assignment. Click HERE to see and hear a video of one of the stories!
Throughout the year, Parparim students (grades K-1) have been studying the Parashat Hashavua (Weekly Torah Portion) with Sarah Montag, Director of Teaching and Learning. The students have each created a special book that reflects their learning and thinking about each parasha. They began the year by looking at the Torah itself - seeing how it is made and written, learning about the cover for the Torah, and how it is placed in its home inside the aron (Torah closet, aka “ark”). After the holiday of Simchat Torah, they switched gears and began to study the weekly Torah portion. Most weeks the students completed an artistic component to go along with their learning. Other weeks, they played games or did class activities focusing on the Parashat Hashavua, primarily discussing the books of Breishit (Genesis) and Sh'mot (Exodus).
Since the book of Vayikra (Leviticus) deals mostly with the laws that are given to the Israelites in the desert, Parparim will shift gears and embark upon a variety of Judaic Studies topics including the holidays of Yom Ha'atzmaut and Shavuot, learning about Israel, and preparing for their siddur ceremony.
Click HERE to view a selection of pages from these special books!