4th Grade – Kita Dalet

Chumash:
Students study Chaye Sara to the end of Breishit.  The aim of this course is to utilize skills and tools studied last year to be able to translate and comprehend Biblical texts on a deeper level.  There is one test per month.  In addition, there are weekly quizzes on 10 vocabulary words every Wednesday.  All vocabulary homework is due on Friday, with both the Hebrew and English words written two times each.  In addition, the vocabulary sheets must always be brought back to school in that they will be part of a dictionary needed for class work and translation assignments.

Dinim:
The siddur is studied in depth to give the students a working knowledge of not only the prayers, but their meanings as well.  There is a monthly test.

Jewish Values:
Once again this year, we will be devoting a full subject to this important aspect in the lives and formative years of our children.

All  tests are based upon notes taken in class.  If a child is absent, he/she can copy the notes from a classmate. Timely completion of all homework assignments is crucial!  Homework assignments are averaged into the report  card grade.  For every incomplete homework 1 point is deducted from the final grade.

Grade 4 Hebrew Curriculum Outline:

We meet daily for Hebrew studies. We use a variety of sources (textbooks, short stories, projects) to help teach aural and written comprehension, composition, conversation and grammar.  Our students work together and individually at their own level.

Assignments:

An assignment is given every other Thursday and is reviewed daily in class. Vocabulary list, verb and dictation sentences are taken from the material covered in class.

Tests:

Students are tested every other Thursday.  Tests include:

  • A verb (tested orally)
  • Vocabulary list
  • Dictation

Please sign and return all tests!

Homework:

Spending 30 minutes each week listening to your child read Hebrew is very beneficial to fluency in Hebrew reading. Do not ask for a translation. It is strictly an exercise to improve or maintain fluency. You may want to use a Siddur, material borrowed from our class or any other book.  Also, spending a few minutes each night reviewing for tests will help ensure success.  There is no additional homework unless work was not completed in class or the student was absent.  (If do not know Hebrew, please ask me to share some ideas with you.)