Wednesday, May 16 recap

Wednesday, May 16 recap

Chumash: test – I read recently that easy tests give as much information about the students’ knowledge as long tests. I made what I thought was a pretty easy test. Sure enough, the grades were pretty similar to my harder, longer tests. I included more application questions and the students had to illustrate some of the pesukim from the test.

After the test, I had the students do some independent work. Th objective was for them to learn how to find a pasuk in the chumash. They chose the order of the exercises they wanted to do:

1. Find pasuk – This exercise teaches students how to analyze a pasuk so they can narrow down where it will be http://www.scribd.com/doc/94256669/Vayitzei-Perek-30b-Pasuk-Find-1
2. Find pasuk without clues This activity did not include the hints. http://www.scribd.com/doc/94256673/Vayitzei-Perek-30b-Pasuk-Find
3. PPP for פרק לא  http://www.scribd.com/doc/94251398/Vayitzei-Perek-31a-PPP
4. Organize the felt boards – Students who finished their work got to alphabetize and sort the words from the perek based on easy, medium and hard.
Limudei Kodesh: I asked the students what stories they knew about Matan Torah. Then I filled in the rest of the medrashim I felt were important. I told the stories in hebrew to add an Ivrit listenng part to the lesson.