Fourth Grade – כיתה ד

Welcome to Rabbi Kuritsky’s and Mrs. Tran’s Fourth Grade Class!

Weekly Newsletter for the week of 9/22/2023


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

In science, students learned and identify plant parts and describe their functions; understood that different parts of a plant work together to carry out life processes; described the process of Photosynthesis.

In ELA, we’re working on finding textual evidence when responding to comprehension questions.  We cite evidence from the text.  We’re also studying our vocabulary of the week and the different types of sentences in grammar.  In Mathematics, we’re looking at number patterns and rounding numbers to the nearest thousand, nearest ten thousand, and nearest hundred thousand.

Mrs. Tran