Fourth Grade Curriculum

Welcome to our fourth grade class at Beit Sefer Shalom! Your child will attend school on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00pm. Like all of our classrooms, the fourth grade curriculum is customized for this age group and organized into the core areas of Jewish education listed below.

 

Holidays and Symbols

  • Focus on Pesach and Rosh Chodesh
  • Holiday symbols

Prayer and God

  • Pesach blessings
  • Weekly prayer practice

Jewish Values

  • The story of the Exodus and the value of retelling it annually

Hebrew

  • Beginning reading
  • General vocabulary
  • Pesach blessings
  • More common phrases
  • Introduction to cursive

Jewish Customs and Practices

  • The Haggadah and the Seder

Bible and History

  • Bible heroes and heroines
  • The story of Moses and the Exodus

Israel

  • History (trends)
  • Daily life continued
  • Focus on Natanya

Art and Culture

  • 2018-19: History through the arts

Tolerance and Diversity

  • Tikkun Olam
  • How to talk about Judaism to non-Jews (student exchange)
  • Introduction to antisemitism and rules for discussing sensitive topics
  • Consequences of intolerance (Pesach)