Today is August 22, 2017 -
During Ivrit (Hebrew) instruction the students are divided into three groups:
Bet Plus and Gimel: Our 2nd graders (optional) and 3rd graders build on previous knowledge and develop the skills of decoding Hebrew letters, vowels and words. As they progress and improve their reading ability, students begin to study reading and chanting of Hebrew prayers from the Friday Kabbalat Shabbat service.
Dalet-Hey: Our 4th and 5th graders study in a “Bet Midrash” program which breaks down into small groups based on the prayer they are working on as they progress through our prayer mastery list. They progress at their own pace working individually, in pairs or small groups. Students use a variety of hands-on materials, audio, video peer and teacher support to build fluency on reading and chanting prayers. Internalizing the meaning and purpose of each prayer is an integral part of the learning process.
Vav: Our 6th graders continue on the path of self-paced prayer study as they also study Haftorah Trope.