After months of learning, 5th-grade talmidim in Oholei Torah enjoyed an exciting head-to-head finale of their Chidon Pirkei Avos. Students studied Pirkei Avos from Pesach until after Shavuos with a structured program tailor-made for each grade level.
After months of learning, talmidim in Oholei Torah enjoyed an exciting Chidon Pirkei Avos. 3rd-8th grade students studied Pirkei Avos from Pesach until after Shavuos with a structured program tailor-made for each grade level. This is the eighth year Oholei Torah has held the Chidon.
Students learned Pirkei Avos according to their grade level. Each grade learned pshat as well as various piskamim baal peh. Each Monday a review test took place on the material learned the week before.
Driving the excitement behind the Chidon is a carefully arranged prize system. Anyone who gets a passing grade on the weekly test is entered into a raffle for a grand prize in each grade. At the end of five tests, anyone with an 80 percent average gets entered to take a final. Any talmid who gets a passing grade on the final is rewarded with the sefer Biurim L’Pirkei Avos. The top two students from each grade from the finals go on to compete on stage in a game-show style face-off.
A variety of questions are given to the students in a head-to-head Chidon. Questions are asked on the pshat they’ve learned, to recite certain parts baal peh as well as review questions on maamer Chazal. The student with the most right answers in each grade is the winner for their grade.