Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading

Reading recordings for week of Jan 27-31

This week we are continuing with our regular routine as well as practicing for our up and coming celebration. I was already so impressed with the kids’ ability to say their lines without using their paper… They are soooo awesome!

Our daily highlight continues to be the arrival of new Siddur covers. They are all so beautiful, and the students are so proud to show and explain their chosen designs. Thank you so much for helping out with this family project. 😉

I am reminding you that the covers are due next Monday. Please do your best to have them back to me on time, as i need them for another part of the preparations.

The readings for this week are:

Monday – p.2 – su, pu and lu

Tuesday – p.3 – hu, chu and shu

Wednesday – p.4 – mu, gu and ku

Thursday – p.5 – bu, uu and du


Posted in French, Homework

Cette semaine… janvier 20-24


This week’s packet includes the sounds “au”, “un”, “ai”, and “eau”. We are also learning a new song (to the tune of Baby Shark) to help us remember the different accents that we sometimes see over vowels.

For the “son du jour” packet, each page follows a similar formula:

  1. Read the sentence. Circle the sound.
  2. Re-write the sentence.
  3. Draw the sentence.
  4. Fill in the missing sound.
  5. Read the words out loud. Colour the picture when you are done.





Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading

Reading Recordings for week of Jan 20-Jan24

I am excited to say that our first complete Siddur cover arrived to class today and looks so great. Using a different panel to decorate and then attach it to the cover works beautifully, so for those of you who did not begin yet, I strongly recommend doing so.

Another reason to be excited is that we are starting our final vowel booklet this coming Thursday… What great readers we are becoming 😉

Here are this weeks recordings:

Monday – Veh and Keh

Tuesday – Erez ve’hatzav lines 1-9

Wednesday – Erez ve’hatzav lines 10-16

Thursday – Uu Vu and Nu

Please record part of the story in our flipgrid



Posted in French, Homework, Uncategorised

Cette semaine… janvier 13-17


I hope you all had a nice break and are getting back into the rhythm of school!

In class, we have started talking about simple and complex sounds, in French. Over the next few weeks, your child will be receiving “Le sons du jour” packets that covers sounds we have been reviewing. This week’s packet includes the sounds “ou”, “on”, and “in”. Each page follows a similar formula:

  1. Read the sentence. Circle the sound.
  2. Re-write the sentence.
  3. Draw the sentence.
  4. Fill in the missing sound.
  5. Read the words out loud. Colour the picture when you are done.

Your child can listen to the sentences below:





Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies Reading

Hebrew Reading Recordings for Week of January 13-17

Monday – Sounds reh, seh and eh

Tuesday – Sounds feh. meh and sheh

Wednesday – Sounds veh, heh and neh

Thursday – Sounds seh, tzeh and peh

Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading, Reminders

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone!

I was so wnderful seeing you and hearing all about your holiday. Where you were, what you did, who you saw, etc…

We have a busy and exciting week ahead:

  1. We will be starting our 4th vowel reading booklet today.
  2. 1B is baking at Hillel Lodge on Wednesday at 2:30.
  3. We hooe you can join us this coming Friday for Kabalat Shabbat with Dr. Mitzmacher this Friday at 1:30. (Please RSVP so we know how many chairs we need 😊).

Here are the reading recordings for this week:

Monday p1- eh/cheh/teh

Tuesday p2- beh/geh/zeh

Wednesday p3- cheh/leh/yeh

Thursday p4- teh/keh/deh

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading, Homework

Happy 2020! Please Come Along On Our Learning Journey.

Weekly Homework

Hope everyone had a great winter break! This week’s homework will be to continue practicing our reading skills. Some students did not receive a new book today as they did not have the opportunity to read the books provided over the break, others have a new book for this week.

Introduction to Spelling

Have you ever heard parents say, ” English is too hard, filled with exceptions and makes no sense. How can I teach my child how to spell with all these exceptions. The answer is simple, come along on our learning journey. As both myself and the students explore Structured Word Inquiry. As we all have to start somewhere, we begin with 6 Spelling Rules that are based on the Barton system which follow the Orton Gillingham methods. These rules are designed to help students understand why words are spelled the way they are. This week I introduced the Hockey Rink Rule. <ck> comes at the end of a one syllable word after a short vowel. <k> is used after two vowels or if there is already a consonant between the vowel and the <k>. The students were given a list of words that they sorted independently, followed by time as a whole group to discuss and discover similarities and differences. And guess what… we were able to explain the Hockey Rink Rule.

As we make more discoveries I will continue to share.


Posted in General Studies, Homework

Nothing Like a Good Book

Over the holidays the Grade 1 students are encouraged to keep reading. Two books have been sent home for them to read, however, if they have books at home that they prefer to read please add these to their reading log and sign it.

I would like to take this time to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a fabulous new year! 

Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading

Chag Sameach from Kitah Alef… and the recordings for this week…

This was a whole class team work, as we work better together.

We put together puzzles in small teams, then coloured our parts and glued on a box. 

Putting them side by side. we created a Chanukiya. 😉

Do you know the difference between a chanukiya and a menorah?

You can share your answera as a comment…


Sorry for the delay in posting the recordings. I am actually posting this week’s and the last 4 pages which I am giving for the winter break. I encourage you to continue reading daily throughout the holiday, to keep the flow and increase the memory of sounds. I am giving oly 4 pages as homework, so a good idea will be to review past pages, or break the pages into small chunks… even reading 2 or 3 lines a few times a week.

Here they are: 

p7. Choh & Soh

p8. Poh & Foh

p9. Noh & Tzoh

p10. Voh

p.11 Yoh & Oh

p.12 Koh & Boh

p.13 Choh & Zoh

p.14 Noam Veh-HaKochav



Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading

Hanukkah Songs and Reading Recordings for Week of Dec. 9-13

Now that Hanukkah is getting closer and closer we are getting more and more excited…

We will be learning more songs, doing some craft, playing Hanukkah games, reading stories, and so much more.

You can practice some Hanukkah Songs at home if you want.

Don’t forget to go into the Flipgrid to continue recording yourself. Make sure you press the correct topic (1A or 1B Dec.) You are all doing a great job. 

I added a Hanukkah topic, where you can show and tell us Hebrew words/sentences that relate to Chanukkah. Maybe even sing us a short Hebrew song. 

If you have a story about Hanukkah (in HEBREW), we would love to borrow it and read it in class.

Here are this week’s Recordings:

Monday – p.3 Moh & Roh

Tuesday – p.4 Shoh & Soh

Wednesday – p.5 Toh & Goh

Thursday – p.6 Doh and Hoh