Kita Bet (second grade) is for incoming Hebrew-speaking second graders who are beginner readers and familiar with the Hebrew alphabet. Students will meet once a week for an hour-and-a-half. Kita Bet students continue to learn how to read and write, enrich their vocabulary and learn about Jewish holidays, traditions and Jewish/Israeli culture. The course will focus on the following areas:
Teaching and developing reading strategies: Using a variety of texts, with content relevant to the child’s world. An introduction to Hebrew poems.
Writing: Independent, personal and creative writing according to the child’s linguistic ability.
Language and reading comprehension: Fulfilling instructions, midrash picture, assembling sentences, arranging sentences in a sequence, completing sentences, writing a short story.
Enriching the language: Developing vocabulary (opposites, synonyms).
Holidays and culture: One or two lessons per holiday, covering its essence and symbols. Expanding knowledge in the Jewish life cycle and Jewish identity, while integrating linguistic tasks, reading and writing.
Additional Content, Literature, and Poetry: Poet Haim Nachman Bialik and others.
In addition, emphasis will be placed on the recognition of Jewish/Israeli life and culture, holidays and events in an interactive, engaging and creative environment appropriate for this age group. Along with the curriculum, students and their families are invited to celebrate the Jewish holidays and Shabbat with us.
Parental Partnership: The pedagogical staff has a systemic approach that relates to the group of children, their parents, their families and the characteristics of the community to which we belong. Communication with parents will be through several channels:
Parents’ Meeting: During the first month of the school year, a group meeting will be held in which the teacher will present the annual program and classroom culture, as well as work expectations.
Celebrations and Events: During the year there will be a number of family activities in the classroom and with the school as a whole.
Regular Reports: Parents will receive updates about program progress and significant events through the group’s website.
Information about tuition and fees can be found on our Registration Guidelines page.