Fifth Grade – כיתה ה

Welcome to Rabbi Kuritsky’s and Ms. Tatic’s Fifth Grade Classroom!

Weekly Newsletter for 9/22/2023

Judaic Studies

This week we covered Parashat Ha’azenu in great detail. 

We learned that Prior to Moshe rabeinu’s “Niftar” = “exempt”  [ask your children about this word, please] passing, he wrote a song called “Sheeras Ha’azenu” . In this “song” he compares the Torah to rain.

We can not live without rain. 

We can not live without Torah.

Please see the email in which I enclosed all the info.

We learned about the 5 Inuyim = discomforts that we [over bar/bat Mitzva] practice on Yom Kipur;

No eating

No drinking

No annointing

No bathing

No wearing leather shoes

[There is 1 more for adults (who are married)].

We discussed and acted out, asking forgiveness from each other prior to Yom Kippur. See photos

We learned some important saying/ideas from Pirkei Avot i.e. “Speak little and do a lot” Please discuss

On Friday, Rabbi Kuritsky gave out bagels for all to practice; washing,saying bracha of Aln’telat Aydayim and Hamotze

Shabbat Shalom 

Have an easy and meaningful fast.

I sent home more than 10 pages about Yom Kippur. Please read and discuss.

Rabbi Kuritsky

Secular Studies

Greetings and Salutations!

This week has been busy for the 5th grade.

In ELA the 5th graders continued their vocabulary study and they began their study of prefixes. This week we focused on un, re, and dis prefixes. They also continued to work on their writing skills. And lastly, they continued reading the class novel. 

In Math, students practiced with factoring, learned about prime factorization and began to multiple with 10s, 100s, and 100s. 

In Science students began learning about body systems. This week we learned about the circulatory system and began learning about the respiratory system.

In Social Studies we continued to learn about America before it was settled by Europeans. We also did an activity involving Maya math that the class had a lot of fun with!

Ms. Tatic