Sunday, December 13

Asynchronous Learning

I have documented your student’s progress with their homework asynchronous learning. It is on the second tab of the Attendance Spreadsheet. A lot of progress was made this week.

Please encourage your students to use their time of during the break to catch up on their asynchronous learning.

Class Blogs on Seesaw

This week I set up the class blogs on Seesaw. This is the way your students will be able to see each other’s work. I will demonstrate how to view the blogs during assembly. Activities have to be manually approved for the blog. I will be responsible for doing that every week when I document which assignments your students have done.

Important Dates

  • Community Hanukkah Celebration today @ 2pm.
  • Winter Break December 20-January 3 (School resumes January 4)
  • We will have 1:1 and Monday/Wednesday drop in this week.

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December 6, 2020

Sunday’s Schedule

9:15-12:15 High School
9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
10:00-10:15 Assembly
10:15-10:55 Lower El – Hebrew; Upper El – Judaism (including video recordings for Hanukkah, see below)
11:15-12:55 Lower El – Judaism (including video recordings for Hanukkah, see below); Upper El – Hebrew
11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade plus Jake)

Important Dates
Community Hanukkah Celebration Sunday December 13 @ 2pm.
Winter Break December 20-January 3 (School resumes January 4)

Video Recordings for Hanukkah

Please record your students’ answers to the questions listed below. The video recordings will be edited and shown at the Community Hanukkah Celebration on December 13. I suggest that you do this during your Judaism class time and recognize it will cause you to go over your usual time limits for that class. Here are the questions:

Here are the questions:

1) Name a miracle that happened on Hanukkah
2) What is your favorite fried food to eat on Hanukkah?
3) What is your favorite Hanukkah song?
4) What is your favorite flavor of sufganiyot?
5) What is your favorite topping for latkes?
6) Which is better: sufganiyot or latkes?
7) What material would you make a dreidel out of?
8) How many presents do you get during Hanukkah?

I’m thinking that the littles may only know the answers to #6 and #8. Please feel free to eliminate any questions that you don’t think your students know the answer to.

If you use the Spotlight feature in Zoom, you should be able to get good videos of the person answering the quesiton. Record to your hard drive and then upload to the Video folder on the Teacher’s Portal.

HTM Hanukkah Lesson

This week and next we will be doing the HTM Hanukkah lesson Level 1 on page 84-5. Our NEW vocabulary will be:

לְהַדְלִיק
נֵר
חֲנֻכִּיָּה
שַׁמָּשׁ

I am thinking that שַׁמָּשׁ will not be a new word for most of your students so I think you can break your new word limit of 3 and teach all 4 words each lesson.

Teach the blessing. PreK-3 should teach the first line of the blessing at the bottom of page 85. Mr. Mannaberg, if your students have learned other lines of the blessing you can sing them together.

Remember to use the HTM sequence: warm up/review, introduction of new vocabulary (using script on page 85), integration of old words with the new. End the lesson by singing the blessing again.

Do not teach any other new words these next two weeks.

Home Learning – Let’s Call it Asynchronous Learning

Maybe if we use the term “asynchronous learning” parents and students will consider it to be “real work” that is required.

I reviewed Seesaw and plotted all of the assignments that students did on a spreadsheet. Here is what I learned:

  1. K-2: All of the students but one have done at least one activity. About half of the students have done most of the activities.
  2. 3rd Grade: NONE of the students have done any assignments
  3. Upper El: One student did NONE of the assignments. About half of the students have done most or all of the assignments and the other have have done a few assignments.

The spreadsheet is the second tab on the Attendance Spreadsheet. I will keep this data current and we can use the information for progress reports.

LATER ENTRY: There is a flurry of activity on Seesaw. Parents and students are emailing me. Many are working hard at getting caught up. I will reassess next week and let you know the progress.

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November 22, 2020

Sunday’s Schedule

9:15-12:15 High School
9:30-10:00 Socializing with Friends (optional)
10:00-10:15 Assembly
10:15-10:55 Lower El – Hebrew; Upper El – Judaism
11:15-12:55 Lower El – Judaism; Upper El – Hebrew
11:55-12:10 Mr. Mannaberg’s Hebrew Through Movement (4th & 5th Grade)

Thanksgiving Break

No school Monday 11/23 through Sunday 11/29. School resumes Monday 11/30.

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November 15, 2020

New Zoom Login effective this Sunday

Where to find new login instructions

  1. Linked from the sidebar of the Parent Blog.
  2. Linked here.
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November 8, 2020

New Login for OKCJS Zoom Classroom

Beginning 11/8 we will transition to new Zoom login credentials. As a part of this transition the new login to our Zoom account has changed to zoom@okcjs.net. The password has not changed.

See instructions for logging in by clicking on How to Host a Zoom Meeting in the sidebar of the Teacher Blog.

PreK-7 Hebrew Assessments Due this Week

Teachers, please bring your students’ Hebrew assessments up to day. See instructions in last week’s blog post for instructions.

Schedule

9:00 Upper El Team Meeting (Rabbis & Cary) – Upper El Main
9:15 High School begins – HS Main
9:30 Zoom classroom opens for socializing – Lower El Main
10:00 Assembly begins – Lower El Main
10:15 PreK-3 students stay in Lower El; 4-7 students to Upper El Main
10:30 Parent Coffee – Parent Coffee
10:45 Nomi, Sam and 3rd graders to Naomi Main
11:15 PreK-3 students to Lower El Main & 4-7 to their teacher’s classrooms
11:50 4-5 & Jake to Mr. Mannaberg’s classroom

Rob & Nora: Zoom Setup

  1. Disable ability to write on shared screen
  2. All teachers will be co-hosts (Rob will be host)
  3. Nora will set up the following breakout rooms before 9am. (Breakout rooms will be open before making Rob the host.)
    • Lower El Main
    • Upper El Main
    • High School Main
    • Parent Coffee
    • Cats & Dogs
    • Sports
    • Girl Talk
    • Best Friends
    • Play Time
    • Nava Main
    • Nava 1
    • Nava 2
    • Sam Main
    • Sam 1
    • Sam 2
    • Naomi Main
    • Naomi 1
    • Naomi 2
    • Mannaberg Main
    • Mannaberg 1
    • Mannaberg 2
    • Spivak Main
    • Spivak 1
    • Spivak 2
    • Schicker Main
    • Schicker 1
    • Schicker 2
    • Schicker 3
    • HS 1
    • HS 2
    • HS 3
    • HS 4
    • HS 5
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Sunday, November 1

When Does Daylight Saving Time End? – FishersIsland.net
Set your clocks back one hour at 2am on Sunday.

Schedule

9:00 Upper El Team Meeting (Rabbis & Cary) – Upper El Main
9:15 High School begins – HS Main
9:30 Nava, Sam and Nomi join HS – HS Main
9:30 Zoom classroom opens for socializing – Lower El Main
10:00 Assembly begins
10:15 PreK-3 students stay in Lower El; 4-7 students to Upper El Main
10:45 Nomi, Sam and 3rd graders to Naomi Main
11:15 PreK-3 students to Lower El Main & 4-7 to their teacher’s classrooms
11:50 4-5 & Jake to Mr. Mannaberg’s classroom

PreK-7 Hebrew Assessments

At 1:1 this week, be sure to assess your students and document that assessment. Links to the assessment spreadsheets are in the sidebar of the Teachers’ Blog.

Instructions for Hebrew in Harmony
  • Each student has a separate tab.
  • Tabs are color coded by teacher (Mannaberg = purple, Spivak = red, Schicker = blue).
  • Assess students at each 1:1.
  • Date your assessments at the top of the column so progress can be shown over time. (See Gabe’s tab for example.)
Instructions for Hebrew Through Movement
  • All students on the same tab with each student having a separate column.
  • Each teacher’s students are grouped together with older students to the right.
  • Assess each student every week in class or at 1:1.
  • Under student’s name, enter date student demonstrates understanding of vocabulary word.
Instructions for Shalom Uvrachah
  • Each student has a separate tab.
  • Assess each student at each 1:1.
  • Document date objective met in “Date Met” column.

Zoom Upgrade Available

Security update to Zoom available. Current version is 5.4.1.

Seesaw Trial Period

You will be getting a notice that your Seesaw Pro Trial has ended. It is my understanding that we can continue with only one Pro account since that account is the teacher of record and everyone else is a co-teacher. If you find anything you are unable to do after your trial is over, please let me know.

Rob & Nora: Zoom Setup

  1. Disable ability to write on shared screen
  2. All teachers will be co-hosts (Rob will be host)
  3. Nora will set up the following breakout rooms before 9am.
    • Lower El Main
    • Upper El Main
    • High School Main
    • Cats & Dogs
    • Sports
    • Girl Talk
    • Best Friends
    • Play Time
    • Nava Main
    • Nava 1
    • Nava 2
    • Sam Main
    • Sam 1
    • Sam 2
    • Naomi Main
    • Naomi 1
    • Naomi 2
    • Mannaberg Main
    • Mannaberg 1
    • Mannaberg 2
    • Spivak Main
    • Spivak 1
    • Spivak 2
    • Schicker Main
    • Schicker 1
    • Schicker 2
    • Schicker 3
    • HS 1
    • HS 2
    • HS 3
    • HS 4
    • HS 5
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Sunday, October 18

Who to contact during school hours

If you need help with Zoom during school, contact Rob by phone or text or go back to the main Zoom room.. Don’t contact Nora for Zoom help. Feel free to contact Nora by phone or text for anything else.

Teacher phone numbers can be found in the sidebar of the Teacher Blog.

Update Your Zoom App

Please be sure that you have the current version of Zoom (5.3.2). Parents have been reminded to update as well. With this version, we will all be able to be in one Zoom classroom. Participants will be able to move from room to room on their own.

Here is how we will use Zoom:

  1. Everyone grades PreK-HS should come to the Lower El Zoom classroom tomorrow. Login links can be found in the sidebar of the Teacher Blog and the Parent Blog.
  2. We will all be in the Lower El Classroom. We will not use the other Zoom rooms.
  3. All teachers will be co-hosts (Rob will be host)
  4. Nora will set up the following breakout rooms before 9am.
    1. Lower El Main
    2. Nava Main
    3. Sam Main
    4. Sam 1
    5. Sam 2
    6. Sam 3
    7. Naomi Main
    8. Naomi 1
    9. Naomi 2
    10. Upper El Main
    11. Mannaberg Main
    12. Mannaberg 1
    13. Mannaberg 2
    14. Spivak Main
    15. Spivak 1
    16. Spivak 2
    17. Schicker Main
    18. Schicker 1
    19. Schicker 2
    20. Schicker 3
    21. High School Main
    22. HS 1
    23. HS 2
    24. HS 3
    25. HS 4
    26. HS 5
  5. Upper El team meeting is scheduled for 9am. Cary and the two Rabbis will be assigned to the Upper El Main breakout room as they arrive and their meeting will be held there. When their meeting is finished, they can join everyone in Lower El Main breakout room for the PreK-7 assembly.
  6. As students and other teachers arrive, they will be assigned to breakout rooms. Upper and Lower El students will be assigned to Lower El Main breakout room as they arrive. High School will be assigned to High School Main.
  7. At 10:15 Upper El students will move to Upper El Main. Students with the current version should be able to move themselves. For those who can’t move themselves, Rob will move them.
  8. At 10:55 4th & 5th graders plus Jake will go to Mannaberg Main for Hebrew in Harmony.

Students by First Name

StudentTeamTeacher
Abram WasserUpper ElSpivak
Akiva LevinLower ElSam
Anna SaltzmanUpper ElSchicker
Arya NuttingLower ElNava
Asher SaltzmanHigh SchoolSteph
Aubrey MilnerUpper ElMannaberg
Benjamin WhitsettHigh SchoolSteph
Brayden SnyderHigh SchoolSteph
Brenna SiskindHigh SchoolSteph
Elijah KatzHigh SchoolSteph
Elijah ThompsonUpper ElSchicker
Ellie WhitsettUpper ElSpivak
Evan ScheinkerUpper ElSchicker
Gabriel FefferUpper ElSchicker
Gabriel LieverdinkLower ElNava
Isaac RubinHigh SchoolSteph
Jackie OdzaHigh SchoolSteph
Jake KingUpper ElSchicker
Jocie PikeHigh SchoolSteph
Jonah KatzLower ElNaomi
Jonah WeinerLower ElSam
Juliana LevinLower ElNava
Liam PoldoskyLower ElNaomi
Lucas OfsteinUpper ElSchicker
Lucy LangerveldHigh SchoolSteph
Lulie PikeUpper ElSchicker
Magnus RileyLower ElSam
Maisie WasserLower ElNaomi
Margot WeinerLower ElNava
Mazal HausHigh SchoolSteph
Micah OfsteinHigh SchoolSteph
Miriam VerneHigh SchoolSteph
Nathan StraussHigh SchoolSteph
Nora DeBrulerUpper ElSpivak
Norah WeinerLower ElSam
Olivia ScheinkerHigh SchoolSteph
Phoebe WeinerLower ElSam
Rachel ShapiroLower ElSam
Sabirna SnyderLower ElNava
Sara LucianoLower ElNava
Stanley LubratichUpper ElMannaberg
Zoe LeinwandUpper ElMannaberg

Students by Last Name

StudentTeamTeacher
DeBruler, NoraUpper ElSpivak
Feffer, GabrielUpper ElSchicker
Haus, MazalHigh SchoolSteph
Katz, ElijahHigh SchoolSteph
Katz, JonahLower ElNaomi
King, JacobUpper ElSchicker
Langerveld, LucyHigh SchoolSteph
Leinwand, ZoeUpper ElMannaberg
Levin, AkivaLower ElSam
Levin, JulianaLower ElNava
Lieverdink, GabrielLower ElNava
Lubratich, StanleyUpper ElMannaberg
Luciano, SaraLower ElNava
Milner, AubreyUpper ElMannaberg
Nutting, AryaLower ElNava
Odza, JackieHigh SchoolSteph
Ofstein, LucasUpper ElSchicker
Ofstein, MicahHigh SchoolSteph
Pike, JocieHigh SchoolSteph
Pike, JulieUpper ElSchicker
Poldosky, LiamLower ElNaomi
Riley, MagnusLower ElSam
Rubin, IsaacHigh SchoolSteph
Saltzman, AnnaUpper ElSchicker
Saltzman, AsherHigh SchoolSteph
Scheinker, EvanUpper ElSchicker
Scheinker, OliviaHigh SchoolSteph
Shapiro, RachelLower ElSam
Siskind, BrennaHigh SchoolSteph
Snyder, BraydenHigh SchoolSteph
Snyder, SabrinaLower ElNava
Strauss, NathanHigh SchoolSteph
Thompson, ElijahUpper ElSchicker
Verne, MiriamHigh SchoolSteph
Wasser, AbramUpper ElSpivak
Wasser, MaisieLower ElNaomi
Weiner, JonahLower ElSam
Weiner, MargotLower ElNava
Weiner, NorahLower ElSam
Weiner, PhoebeLower ElSam
Whitsett, BenjaminHigh SchoolSteph
Whitsett, EllieUpper ElSpivak

Students by Teacher

TeacherStudentTeam
MannabergLeinwand, ZoeUpper El
MannabergLubratich, StanleyUpper El
MannabergMilner, AubreyUpper El
NaomiKatz, JonahLower El
NaomiPoldosky, LiamLower El
NaomiWasser, MaisieLower El
NavaLevin, JulianaLower El
NavaLuciano, SaraLower El
NavaWeiner, MargotLower El
NavaLieverdink, GabrielLower El
NavaNutting, AryaLower El
NavaSnyder, SabrinaLower El
SamLevin, AkivaLower El
SamRiley, MagnusLower El
SamShapiro, RachelLower El
SamWeiner, JonahLower El
SamWeiner, NorahLower El
SamWeiner, PhoebeLower El
SchickerFeffer, GabrielUpper El
SchickerKing, JacobUpper El
SchickerOfstein, LucasUpper El
SchickerPike, JulieUpper El
SchickerSaltzman, AnnaUpper El
SchickerScheinker, EvanUpper El
SchickerThompson, ElijahUpper El
SpivakDeBruler, NoraUpper El
SpivakWasser, AbramUpper El
SpivakWhitsett, EllieUpper El
StephKatz, ElijahHigh School
StephPike, JocieHigh School
StephRubin, IsaacHigh School
StephSaltzman, AsherHigh School
StephSiskind, BrennaHigh School
StephSnyder, BraydenHigh School
StephHaus, MazalHigh School
StephOdza, JackieHigh School
StephOfstein, MicahHigh School
StephScheinker, OliviaHigh School
StephStrauss, NathanHigh School
StephVerne, MiriamHigh School
StephWhitsett, BenjaminHigh School
StephLangerveld, LucyHigh School
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Lessons for October 18-24

High School

Jewish History – Battling for Rights
Jewish Ethics – Steph, please let Nora know what your lesson is
No madrichim training today

Hebrew Through Movement

Level 2 – pp. 32-33.

Shalom Uvrachah

Lesson for Sunday

Lesson 2 – Shamash

Home learning assignments

Assigned in Seesaw on Sunday and due on Friday October 23. Nora will schedule these in Seesaw so that students will see them at 10am on Sunday.

Lesson 3

Hebrew in Harmony

Lessons for Sunday

Mannaberg – Brachot, Lesson 2
Spivak – Bar’chu, Lesson 2
Schicker – Aleinu, Lesson 2

Home learning assignments

Assigned in Seesaw on Sunday and due on Friday October 23. Nora will schedule these in Seesaw so that students will see them at 10am on Sunday.

Mannaberg – Brachot, Lesson 3 Slides
Spivak – Bar’chu, Lesson 3 Slides
Schicker – Aleinu, Lesson 3 Slides

LA-BRI’UT: ​To our health and wellness

Lesson for Sunday

Lesson 2 pp. 17-26.

Home learning assignments

Assigned in Seesaw on Sunday and due on Friday October 23. Nora will schedule these in Seesaw so that students will see them at 10am on Sunday.

PreK-3 Activity #2
4-7 Challenge #2
https://jec-tohealthcurric.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/6/1/10614651/sukkat_shalom_challenges__2_.pdf
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Teachers’ Phone Numbers

Use text or phone calls to communicate between Zoom classes

Nora (269) 373-4138
Nava ‭(269) 870-0901‬
Sam ‭(248) 417-4248‬
Naomi (269) 303-8330‬
Cary ‭(269) 303-1628‬
Rabbi Schicker (513) 448-7113
Rob ‭(269) 270-2825‬
Steph 505) 301-8816‬

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Sunday, September 27

School Sunday 9/27

9:00 Upper El Team Meeting in Upper El Classroom

9:15-12:15 HS in HS Classroom

9:30 Socializing in Lower El Classroom, Cary and Nora will facilitate

10:00 Introduction to Sukkat Shalom 1, Sam will lead

10:15 Lower El Hebrew, Upper El Judaism, madrichim in classrooms

11:15 Lower El Judaism, Upper El Hebrew, Sam leaving at 11:30

11:55 4th and 5th grade HTM with Cary

PreK-7 – Remember to start class promptly at above listed times.  End class after 30-40 minutes (aim at closer to 30 minutes for PreK-2).

Judaism Teacher’s Manual for Sukkat Shalom

5781 Directory

Family contact information can now be found at:

Teachers’ Portal/Attendance/5781 Directory

PreK-7 Hebrew 1:1 Attendance

Record 1:1 attendance on the Attendance Spreadsheet.  

Teachers’ Portal/Attendance/Attendance – OKCJS 5781

Put a P in the column if your student attended and A if they were absent.  

Each week on the spreadsheet begins with a Sunday when we have school.  Since we didn’t have school on 9/20, Week 1 actually spans two weeks and therefore has two columns for 1:1’s.

Week 1Week 2
SMTuWTh1:1MTuWTh1:1SMTuWTh1:1

Madrichim Tracking Documents

Hebrew Through Movement Observation Rubric

Madrichim Tracking Form

Both of these forms can be found in Teachers’ Portal/Forms. Steph will make sure the madrichim access them before class and know how to use them.   The madrichim who are assigned to track their observations will complete the forms, take a photograph of them and send them to the teacher who will use them for both self assessment and for progress reporting in Seesaw (see Assignments in Seesaw).  

Assignments in Seesaw

I have scheduled the following assignments in Seesaw.:

  1. Sukkat Shalom Lesson 1.  I put a link to the activity videos for PreK-3 and the Challenge videos for 4-7.
  2. Hebrew in Harmony Lesson 2 for your respective prayers.
  3. Shalom Uvrahchal Lesson 2 for Naomi Verne’s students.
  4. Shalom Hebrew Lesson 1 for Jake to use with Naomi in his 1:1.

At the bottom left of the screen where the student posts their work you will see this:

You can like, comment or make private notes.  If you click the mortarboard, you will see the Skills that we will be assessing and can document that the assignment has been completed.  What you mark here will not be visible to students or parents.  It will be reported out for you to use when completing your progress reports.

Use the following rating scale:

  1.  one star (below average)
  2. two stars (average)
  3. three stars (above average).

Please mark each completed Judaism and Hebrew assignment that I schedule for you and rate it.  Optionally you can rate any assessment of the student’s Derech Eretz behavior in each class based upon your observations also considering the madrichim’s tracking documentation.  This will give us an objective basis for our progress reports.  Here is an article about Skills tagging and reporting in Seesaw.

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