ChaiLights – Neomi Nemanim

Neomi Nemanim – 2nd/3rd Hebrew and 6th/7th Hebrew/T’fillah

SEPTEMBER 2017

Shalom Parents,

It’s been almost a month since we started the school year, and I would like to share with you what we have been learning in our class so far.

Since we are in the middle of the holidays, we have learned many Rosh Hashanah songs and Hebrew words and meanings like : Shana Tova (happy new year), Tapuach b’ dvash ( apple and honey), Chag Sameach (happy holidays).

We started teaching the kids simple letters and vowels like: Shin, bet, tav and the vowel a. The kids were very exited when they were able to read the word Shabbat and Abba. They were also excited when they learned the Hebrew letters Alef and Bet. And this is just the beginning………

I also use an educational computer program as well as reading games to make the class more fun.

With the third grade class we reviewed all the letters and vowels. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we are going to start learning how to read actual Hebrew prayers.

Every month we are going to learn and practice one Jewish value. This month the Jewish value was Tzedakah – learning to appreciate what we have and learning how to give, to the less fortunate and to understand the joy of giving. Just a friendly reminder to kindly encourage your students to bring Tzedakah to class every week.

For my 6th/7th grade private students, who started their education late at KM, are receiving individualized tutoring utilizing a computer game with myself and Madrichim. Already, we can see so much progress and growth. Please encourage your students to practice in between sessions so that they can get caught up as quickly as possible.

I am sure we are going to have a great year ahead and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or requests, I would love to hear from you.

Shana Tova,

Neomi Nemanim