Pick Up PreK-7 Supplies This Week

We begin a new Judaism module next Sunday. Please pick up your child’s supplies at CoM between 7a-2p M-F this week. Supplies are sorted by teacher. PreK-3 students get a blue folder and a box. Students in 4-7 get a blue folder. If you need to make other arrangements for pick up, contact Nora.

Glue Sticks

PreK-3 students will need a glue stick for one of their activities. They got glue sticks for an earlier module but if your child doesn’t have theirs, you can take one from the box on the table.

Family Schmooze Documents

Before giving the blue folder to your child, open the folder and from the left side pocket and take the Family Schmooze documents and put them on your refrigerator or another place where you can easily find them each week.  They will guide you through a family discussion that you should find to be very meaningful in this difficult year.

Hebrew Through Movement Photo Cards

Take the photo cards and put them in your child’s yellow Hebrew Through Movement folder.  (Rabbi Schicker’s students do not have these cards.)

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Sunday, January 10

We are back in regular school session this Sunday. Looking forward to seeing our students.

Sunday’s Schedule

9:15-12:15 High School
9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
10:00-10:15 Assembly
10:15-10:55 Lower El – Hebrew; Upper El – Judaism
11:15-12:55 Lower El – Judaism; Upper El – Hebrew
11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade plus Jake)

Pick up School Supplies this Week

PreK-7 parents can pick up school supplies for our next module at the Congregation of Moses this week, Monday through Friday from 7am-2pm. If you are unable to go during these hours, please contact Nora to arrange for a more convenient time.

PreK-7 Glitter Warning!

We know that some of our parents do not allow glitter. Please be aware that glitter is one of the items in the upcoming week’s activity. If you do not want your child to use glitter, feel free to take it out of the supply bag. It is an optional ingredient.

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Back to School

Did you see the school article in your congregational newsletter? Lots of photos of our students. If you missed it, take a look here.

Hebrew 1:1’s

Hebrew 1:1’s will be held as usual this week.

Monday’s Schedule

Drop in any time 4:30-6:30 to hang out with friends and teachers and get help with Home Learning Activities & Challenges or come for the following scheduled activities.

Story Time

  • 4:30 PreK-3 with Sam

Hebrew Through Movement (grades PreK-5)
Students will need a menorah, at least two Hanukkah candles and a dreidle. If you don’t have these items at home we show the children how to improvise.

  • 5:00 HTM with Sam
  • 5:30 HTM with Sam

Kahoot! Games (grades 4-7)
Practice the prayers you are learning in class by playing learning games with your friends.

  • 4:30 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
  • 5:00 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
  • 5:30 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg

Wednesday’s Schedule

Drop in any time 4:30-6:30 to hang out with friends and teachers and get help with Home Learning Activities & Challenges or come for the following scheduled activities:

Library

Library will be all about Moses, Miriam, and the beginning of the book of Shemot (Exodus). There will be some delightful books to read to the younger ones, and for the older students, they may be surprised to learn just how similarly the story of Moses tracks with some of their favorite literature.

  • PreK-2 @ 4:30
  • Grades 3-7 @ 5:00

Hebrew Through Movement (grades PreK-5)
Students will need a menorah, at least two Hanukkah candles and a dreidel. If you don’t have these items at home we show the children how to improvise.

  • 4:30 HTM with Nava
  • 5:00 HTM with Nava
  • 6:00 HTM with Mr. Mannaberg

Kahoot! Games (grades 4-7)
Practice the prayers you are learning in class by playing learning games with your friends.

  • 4:30 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
  • 5:00 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
  • 5:30 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
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This Week @ OKCJS

View the VIDEO of our PreK-7 students that was shown at the Community Hanukkah Celebration on Sunday. Thank you Carolyn and Brad Kennedy at Lucky Dog Media for editing our raw video. You did an amazing job!

Winter Break December 20-January 3 (School resumes January 4).

Hebrew 1:1’s
Hebrew 1:1’s will be held as usual this week.

What’s Happening Monday
Drop in any time 4:30-6:30 to hang out with friends and teachers and get help with Home Learning Activities & Challenges or come for the following scheduled activities:

Story Time

  • 4:30 PreK-3 with Sam

Hebrew Through Movement (grades PreK-5)
Students will need a menorah, at least two Hanukkah candles and a dreidle. If you don’t have these items at home we show the children how to improvise.

  • 5:00 HTM with Sam
  • 5:30 HTM with Sam

Kahoot! Games (grades 4-7)
Practice the prayers you are learning in class by playing learning games with your friends.

  • 4:30 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
  • 5:00 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
  • 5:30 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg

What’s Happening Wednesday
Drop in any time 4:30-6:30 to hang out with friends and teachers and get help with Home Learning Activities & Challenges or come for the following scheduled activities:

Library
Right in the midst of our Chanukah week, younger students will get SILLY, as I read the GOOFIEST Chanukah books in the Library. Older students will learn why cheese is as much a part of Chanukah as fried foods as we delve into the Book of Judith, also an apocryphal book excluded from the canon. Judith’s story can be a little bloody, so be prepared for some gore from some of our finest renaissance painters! Come join Mrs. Rachel as she shares books from the Fisher Library with us.

  • PreK-2 @ 4:30
  • Grades 3-7 @ 5:00

Hebrew Through Movement (grades PreK-5)
Students will need a menorah, at least two Hanukkah candles and a dreidel. If you don’t have these items at home we show the children how to improvise.

  • 4:30 HTM with Nava
  • 5:00 HTM with Nava
  • 6:00 HTM with Mr. Mannaberg

Kahoot! Games (grades 4-7)
Practice the prayers you are learning in class by playing learning games with your friends.

  • 4:30 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
  • 5:00 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
  • 5:30 Kahoot! with Mr. Mannaberg
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Sunday, December 13

If you need help logging in to Zoom, text Rob Manson at the phone number in today’s email.

Important Dates

  • Community Hanukkah Celebration today @ 2pm.
  • Winter Break December 20-January 3 (School resumes January 4)
  • We will have 1:1 and Monday/Wednesday drop in this week.

Sunday’s Schedule

9:15-12:15 High School
9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
10:00-10:15 Assembly
10:15-10:55 Lower El – Hebrew; Upper El – Judaism
11:15-12:55 Lower El – Judaism; Upper El – Hebrew
11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade plus Jake)

Props Needed for Hebrew Through Movement (HTM)

All students in PreK-3 and in Mr. Mannaberg’s 11:55am HTM class will need the following props this week and next:

  • Hanukkah menorah
  • One or more candle for the menorah

They will need these props on Sunday 12/6, Sunday 12/13 and any weekday they come. We will be doing a two week Hanukkah lesson using HTM.

Your child won’t want to miss Library this week!

On December 16, right in the midst of our Chanukah week, younger students will get SILLY, as I read the GOOFIEST Chanukah books in the Library. Older students will learn why cheese is as much a part of Chanukah as fried foods as we delve into the Book of Judith, also an apocryphal book excluded from the canon. Judith’s story can be a little bloody, so be prepared for some gore from some of our finest renaissance painters!

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Wednesday, December 9

Library

  • 4:30 PreK-3 Library with Mrs. Rachel
  • 5:00 4-7 Library with Mrs. Rachel

Hebrew Through Movement (grades PreK-5)

  • 5:00 HTM with Nava
  • 6:00 HTM with Mr. Mannaberg

Kahoot! Games: K’dushah, Kiddush and L’cha Dodi (grades 4-7)

  • 4:30-6:00 with Mr. Mannaberg

4:30-6:30 Drop in any time to hang out with friends and teachers and get help with Home Learning Activities & Challenges 

Two full weeks of books on Chanukah!

Two full weeks of books on Chanukah? It doesn’t get any better!

For December 9, our youngest students will enjoy fun rhyming books about the basics of the holiday, while older students will delve into the text that started it all — The Book of Maccabees — from the Apocrypha, “hidden” books that never made it into the Tanach. But if Maccabees was never accepted as canon, how did Chanukah become so popular? And was there really a jar of oil that lasted 8 days? Find out next Wednesday!

On December 16, right in the midst of our Chanukah week, younger students will get SILLY, as I read the GOOFIEST Chanukah books in the Library. Older students will learn why cheese is as much a part of Chanukah as fried foods as we delve into the Book of Judith, also an apocryphal book excluded from the canon. Judith’s story can be a little bloody, so be prepared for some gore from some of our finest renaissance painters!

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Sunday, December 6

If you need help logging in to Zoom, text Rob Manson at the phone number in today’s email.

Schedule

9:15-12:15 High School
9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
10:00-10:15 Assembly
10:15-10:55 Lower El – Hebrew; Upper El – Judaism
11:15-12:55 Lower El – Judaism; Upper El – Hebrew
11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade plus Jake)

Props Needed for Hebrew Through Movement (HTM)

All students in PreK-3 and in Mr. Mannaberg’s 11:55am HTM class will need the following props this week and next:

  • Hanukkah menorah
  • One or more candle for the menorah

They will need these props on Sunday 12/6, Sunday 12/13 and any weekday they come. We will be doing a two week Hanukkah lesson using HTM.

Important Dates
School resumes Sunday, December 6.
Community Hanukkah Celebration Sunday December 13 @ 2pm.
Winter Break December 20-January 3 (School resumes January 4)

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Asynchronous Learning

Our asynchronous learning is not “homework” or review, it is new material that is not covered in person – and is an essential part of our curriculum. In order to reduce the amount of time spent on Zoom, we moved the pieces of our lessons that can be accomplished with individual work to our home learning platform. Most of our asynchronous assignments are analog in order to provide a respite from digital learning. To be successful, the asynchronous learning must be completed before class on Sunday as it is an essential piece of the curriculum.

Please do check in with your child and make sure they are completing their asynchronous learning each week so that they are prepared for class on Sundays. Assignments can be found in Seesaw. If you log into the Seesaw Class App as your student you can see what assignments they have that are unfinished. If you have questions about your child’s asynchronous assignments contact Nora Chaus or your child’s teacher.

Grades 3-7 Asynchronous Learning – Hebrew

Our 3rd grade asynchronous home learning lessons are created by Nora Chaus and Naomi Verne. Our 4th-7th grade lessons for Hebrew in Harmony were created by Rabbi Schicker and another rabbi. All of these asynchronous lessons give both support and flexibility to our students as they complete work that we used to do in the classroom.

PreK-7 Asynchronous Learning – Judaism

Content is introduced on Sunday but the real learning happens during the asynchronous lessons. Our students explore each week’s topic through activities and challenges. PreK-3 children complete activities that teach the lesson content through exploration and play. Grades 4-7 tackle weekly challenges with a heavy emphasis on problem-solving and creativity. Students asynchronous learning in Judaism is showcased during synchronous learning on Sundays.

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Sunday, November 22

Sunday’s Schedule

9:15-12:15 High School
9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
10:00-10:15 Assembly
10:15-10:55 Lower El – Hebrew; Upper El – Judaism
11:15-12:55 Lower El – Judaism; Upper El – Hebrew
11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade)

Thanksgiving Break

No school Monday 11/23 through Sunday 11/29. School resumes Monday 11/30.

High School

High school will be learning about indigenous history within North America and how Thanksgiving began. We will explore the intersectionality of Indigenous and Native Jews, in North America, Central America, and South America. We will better understand cultural traditions within different indigenous Jewish communities. We will also plan to rematch on some games from last week 😊

Ometz Lev Overview for PreK-7 Parents

In case you missed it, here is the Ometz Lev video:

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