Kita Dalet (Fourth Grade) is for incoming fourth graders who are Hebrew speakers and have beginner to intermediate knowledge of reading and writing in Hebrew. Classes meet once a week for one-and-a-half hours.
Kita Dalet students will continue advancing their reading and writing skills, enrich their vocabulary and communicate in Hebrew with their peers and teacher. Students learn in an interactive environment about the Jewish calendar, holidays and Israeli culture.
To enhance reading fluency, writing and understanding, students are required to read at home and summarize the contents of a book every month, submit the summary to the teacher, and give a presentation to the class about the book.
The activities in the class are varied and designed to make the content relevant to the children. Activities include games, plays, creative writing, art, songwriting and more. We also celebrate the holidays and parents are invited to join us for these celebrations.
The course will focus on the following areas:
Teaching and developing reading: Study and analysis of different forms of songwriting and their characteristics.
Writing: Improves the correct writing of letters and punctuation.
Language and Reading Comprehension: Grammatical tenses, prepositions, roots, word families, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, possession, numbers (in male and female) and matching them to nouns.
Language Enrichment: Synonyms and antonyms, use of the dictionary.
Holidays and events in the Jewish year: A lesson for each holiday, covering its essence and its symbols, combining text learning related to the holiday (song, story).
Additional Content, Literature and Poetry: Personal project, current events, writing diaries.
Textbooks: Simanim BaDerech 2 and Eshkolit.
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 operates in 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 in 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 the program’s progress and significant events through the group’s website.
Information about tuition and fees can be found on our Registration Guidelines page.