The videos range from 2 minutes to 5 minutes totaling 43 minutes. You have today and Friday to watch and take notes on the videos. 80 minutes should be enough time for you to watch the videos, take notes.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Please pay particular attention to the terms which pop on the screen ( you are responsible to know and understand all of them.
On Monday, Oct. 28, you will have an open laptop/note test on these videos.
You will also have a Test on Monday, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11.
The test will consist of vocabulary and a few short answer (full sentences) questions.
When you finish the video you can start on assignment 1. Please see the next blog.
Chag Sameach! Sukkot is a time of joy and happiness. The 6th graders helped Morah Ruti and our Shinshim plan todays Sukkah Hop. In class, the students competed against each other learning about Sukkot through an online Jeopardy Game. As much as possible we try to incorporate technology in a pedagogic appropriate fashion.
This week we focused on the laws of Sukkot. Two of our students, Talia L. and Sasha S. created a jeopardy game about Sukkot. On Thursday, the Talia and Sasha taught all of grade 7. The following is the description of the game by the students:
We made a jeopardy board for the holidays, and we are going to tell you how to make it. So first we took a bristol board and we wrote sukkot jeopardy at the top. Then we came up with questions to ask our classmates, we had to first add the questions on the bristol board in order. Then we took colored post-it notes and we put them on top of the answers, on the post-it notes we wrote how much each question cost (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) Then above all the questions we added the categories. Then we were done making it.
I hope that everyone had the opportunity to eat a meal and spend some time in the sukkah. This week our friendship journal entry will focus on unlikely friendships that can develop. Students will be asked to read and respond to the following two articles posted below.
Students have the option to type their journal entry, write their entry in a notebook, video record their response, or sketch note their thoughts.
Students that choose to write/type their journal entry need to include a minimum oftwo paragraphs.
What you might include in this journal entry:
Your reaction to each story
Lessons you can take away
What surprised you?
Questions you still have
Have you ever developed an unlikely friendship?
What are the benefits from taking the time to understand the perspective of another?
Last week, the middle school students had the opportunity to participate in creative activities revolving around the chagim with our shinshinim. They used their directional skills to help guide their partner to the sweetness of Rosh Hashanah. The students also played a “headbands” activity that related to the customs and traditions of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. We can’t wait to see what other activities the shinshinim have in store for us!