The fourth grade is focused on Israel: people, land, history, religion and culture. With their earnestness for learning and their longer attention spans, fourth graders begin to delve into complex topics. Questions we explore:
- What does Israel mean to me?
- How can knowledge of Israel enrich my Jewish identity?
- What different roles do Eretz Yisrael (the land) and Medinat Yisrael (the state) play in my relationship to Israel?
- What does it mean to be part of Am Yisrael (the Jewish people)
Students also participate in t’fillah (services), Sefer Safari (library reading program) and Torah Play. Additional Hebrew instruction begins with our online Hebrew Connect program. Students become confident with their letters and vowels and are able to decode Hebrew.