On this first day in March, the students came to school today with a new found energy and ruach. We began with Leo telling us about his sister’s Bat-Mitzvah followed by a quick Havdalah ritual. The students are growing more confident at that by the week.
Next, we met with Rabbi Weill in our classroom to review Ma’ariv for Friday nights. We talked about the Ezra HaBonim Koleinu service and practiced the Friday night Kiddush and V’Shamru. For homework, I would encourage all parents to practice the Friday night Kiddush with the kids a couple times a week to help improve their reading fluency. It is on page 13b of our Friday night siddur.
After, we had snack followed by a reading of the story of Cain and Abel in
"The Rabbi’s Torah" book where we discussed its context between Adam
and Eve and the story of Noah. Then we had a review session on the story
in the form of a Jeopardy game.