3A Class Information

2016-2017

Teacher: Arinn Polansky

Madrichim: Eden Ravech, Ava

Contact Information: apolinsky@brandeis.edu; (805) 453-8610

3.26.17

Hello families,

Today in class we talked about Passover and made some seder plates out of felt. Ask your kids to tell you what each thing on their plate is! For Hebrew we learned a new letter and a new vowel. The kids really enjoyed the game where we raced to see who could write the Hebrew words on the board fastest.

See you next week,

Arinn

3.5.17

Hello families,

Today in third grade we discussed Purim. Each kid got to make a mask (maybe one to incorporate as part of their costume for our carnival next week!) and a mishloch manot (a bag in which one puts gifts and presents to give to their friends and family members during this holiday) We also learned one new Hebrew letter, a new vowel and a final letter. Below is a transliteration of their homework for you to help with them as they need when reading this week. If anyone needs a larger or PDF version of this please feel free to email me. See you all next week where we will do some Hebrew review and have some Purim celebrations!

Best,

Arinn

12.4.16

Hello Families,

Today in third grade we learned a little bit about Joseph. Each kid got to draw in a picture of Joseph’s coat to their interpretation and do a fun worksheet about some of the words they learned in the story. If any of your kids did not get the answers at the end of the class, feel free to reach out and I can send them to you. For Hebrew, we discussed two new letters. They were given a handout asking them to continue to read and practice their letters at home over the next week.

I am so excited to see you all at our Hannukkah celebration!

Arinn

11.6.16

Hello Families,

Today we finished making sun catchers as an art project. The trees in the art project are meant to begin a conversation about the creation story which we will go into more detail on next week. This week we also learned two new letters in Hebrew. Each kid got a review paper sent home with them to practice reading throughout the week. We will be doing a lot more Hebrew reading next week so it will be very beneficial if they bring this handout back with them.

See you next week,

Arinn

10.30.16

Hello Families,

Today in class we talked about the things that we are grateful for in our lives. The kids made mini skits that explained the ways they are grateful for things. In our Hebrew lesson we reviewed two more letters. We also focused on being able to read the letters together and form words. I gave each student a handout that quickly reviews what we did in class today for Hebrew in order to keep them prepared for next week.

See you next week,

Arinn

10.23.16

Hello Families,

I loved getting to see each family at our family education program! During the first half of our class today we talked a little bit about Sukkot and how it is a holiday of giving. During our Hebrew Unit today we talked about alef, bet and gimmel. Each student was given a worksheet that reviews the same letters and sound patterns that we learned. They should work through this at home. It may be a little difficult for some and on the easy side for others.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or thoughts, feel free to reach out to me!

See you next week!

9.18.16

Hello Families,

Today in third grade we went to art and started to make circle of life art projects that we will finish next time we have art. For our Hebrew unit today, we worked on reviewing the Hebrew alphabet. If you want your kid to practice at home, they can do so using this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiCzoTs1AdE We also wrote the names of the body parts in Hebrew on a worksheet that they should have brought home to show you. Next week, we will focus on some specific letters in Hebrew and learn about Rosh Hashanah in preparation for the holiday. See you in a few weeks after the High Holidays!  

9.11.16

Hello Families,

Today in third grade we made shofars! The kids learned about Rosh Hashanah and then we made paper shofars to help understand the meaning behind having them. They each got to go to their electives for the first time. We took a really quick Hebrew placement assessment so that we can focus in on their specific learning levels. We wrapped up the day with some music from Leah, which was super fun! Also, if any of you have any questions or just want to talk, feel free to reach out at any time. My email is: apolinsky@brandeis.edu.