Dear Parents,

Due to school closure, class will now be given online. Here are the details of how my Kindergarten and First Grade Judaics class will run. My goal is to make this the smoothest possible experience for you and your child, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns at akaplan04@sihebrewacademy.com. 

All the best,

Morah Kaplan

Video Conference; Zoom 

We will meet through the zoom platform. I will send you a link through which you will be able to connect to the class. You may need to download the software or app, depending on the device.

All students are expected to have audio and visual capabilities. During class it will be necessary for me to be able to see and hear each student. Please make sure that the device being used is stable (does not need to be held by the student) and is plugged into a power source. 

When the students log in to the video conference please make sure that they are in quiet place, can be seen, can hear, and are NOT on mute. As the host of the conference I will have the ability to control their settings and will mute and unmute as necessary. Students should be sitting at a proper desk/table and dressed appropriately.

Daily Schedule/Lesson Plan.

I will G-d willing, by 4 pm, send out the following day’s schedule/lesson plan which will include all necessary printouts as well as any other comments or notifications for the following day. This will give you and your child the necessary time in order to prepare for the following day. Please read over the daily schedule with your child so that all directions will be clear.

I have inserted a sample lesson plan below for you to see. All times are estimated and are there for your convenience

In order to reduce errors and technical problems for our young students, the children are expected to remain on the zoom chat during lecture type lessons even while completing quiet/individual work. I will clearly mark on the daily schedule when students will be allowed to leave the zoom conference.

 Because it will be harder to provide individual instruction in a conference, a student who is having great difficulty can email me to set up a one to one meeting during class time, K (10:20-11:50) and 1 (8:00-10:00). However, students should be encouraged to complete as much work as they can, and to come back to any questions they do not know. Assigned work will be very similar to work done in class and the students should not have trouble completing it. In addition, I will return corrected work so that students can receive feedback.

Submitting Homework/ Individual Student Guidance.:

All students are expected to have the required printouts as well as supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, crayons, scissors, glue stick, tissues, etc.) at the time that class begins. Students who do not have the required materials will have trouble following the class.

A scan or picture of classwork and homework, or any other assignment, will need to be submitted to me at akaplan04@sihebrewacademy.com and will be graded. Grades will be able to be seen on quickschool. I will let you know in the daily schedule which items will need to be submitted.

All submitted work will be graded in a timely fashion and will be returned with corrections. Students should look over their work to see the mistakes they made

Daily Lesson:

As of now, the daily system will work as follows. 1) We will start our lesson off with davening. 2) We will have a lecture/individual work part of class where we will learn about Pesach, Parsha, etc. 3) I will then review the individual work Hebrew reading/writing packet for the day. 4) Students will then be able to log off the meeting and complete the individual work. 5) All classwork and homework will need to be submitted to me by email that day. 

I may keep the zoom conference running during the Hebrew reading/writing lesson so that I can monitor students and answer questions.  However, that will depend on the way the students work and the settings of the zoom platform.

As mentioned above, because it will be harder to provide individual instruction in a conference, a student who is having great difficulty can email me to set up a one to one meeting during the class time K (10:20-11:50) and 1 (8:00-10:00). After these times, I may not be able to respond to students’ questions, however, students should be encouraged to complete as much work as they can and should submit whatever work was completed.

 Assigned work will be very similar to work done in class and the students should not have trouble completing it. In addition, I will return corrected work so that students can receive feedback.

Pesach (Passover) Haggadah:

Unfortunately, our Pesach Haggadahs were not ready for this past week. As soon as they do become available, I will email you about how I will be distributing them.

As we switch to online class, I will change the schedule and methods to make these lessons the most simple and clear possible. Any other updates, clarifications, changes in schedule or lesson format will be sent out to you by email.

First Grade Sample Daily Schedule:    

    

    











    



Kindergarten Sample Daily Schedule: