I hope everyone had a meaningful and easy fast. With Sukkot right around the corner, we will spend some time in class today creating decorations for our OJCS sukkah.
We will be competing amongst the middle school grades today to come up with the most creative decoration along with the longest paper chain!
Although we might not have all of the materials used in the activities below, feel free to choose an idea and adapt it. Check out these links for inspiration:
After students have completed the Brit Milah Source Analysis they will be working on the Shabbat Table Discussion: Admitting Mistakes. Please answer the questions with the red asterisk next to them. These packets will also be distributed in class.
Today we will be looking diving deeper into the covenant between G-d and Abraham as we discuss the brit milah. Students will be asked to read, highlight, annotate, and analyze verses from the Torah in order to comprehend the significance of the covenant.
We will read the text (Genesis 17: 1-27) together as a class and practice the following skills:
- Previewing questions prior to reading
- Highlighting key words/phrases
- Looking up unfamiliar vocabulary terms
- Taking notes/jotting down ideas while reading (annotation)
- Answering questions in complete sentences (referencing the text)
Your family history is important! Every family is filled with stories that you should learn about and record. In our Jewish Studies course, we are beginning the Jewish life cycle. We are currently discussing the process and traditions associated with naming a Jewish child. You are being tasked with conducting an interview of your parents/family members. The purpose of this activity is for you to explore your family history. As we begin our journey through the Jewish life cycle, students are being asked to engage their families in discussion.
Part 1-Interview due September 27th (Check-in)
Part 2- Hebrew Name Research due October 3rd (Check-in)
Part 3- Presentation due October 8th (Check-in)
Final presentations begin October 10th, 2019
- Final copies of videos, posters, presentations need to be shared with Mr. Washerstein by this date
Mr. Washerstein’s Example:
This week we have begun to launch into our Jewish Life Cycle! Students spent time brainstorming various events, moments, and holidays that could be incorporated into the Jewish Life Cycle.
The link below can be used to access the Google Slides Presentation that we will be using in class to take notes/participate in activities. Students should feel free to bookmark this page on their device. Please note that this document is a living tool, which will be changed and updated regularly.
Grade 6 Jewish Studies Notes
As we the end of the school year approaches, it is important to think about all of the memories, successes, and learning experiences that have occurred. Please respond to the following ten questions in complete sentences.
In the coming weeks, we will be diving into various topics within Jewish History. We are starting this week by looking at the life and stories associated with Joshua. Students are being asked to read, analyze, and respond to the following article:
Link to the article: https://www.jewishhistory.org/joshua/
1. Rank the five most important values (must come to a group consensus…need to convince the other group members if there is a disagreement → compromise)
2. Create a group document where you:
- Explain why you choose each value
- Discuss the importance
- Describe the way it can apply to your life