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Jun 03

Now That We Can Read Hebrew…

I asked 3rd – 5th Grade Anafim (“Branches”) what they worked on this year in Hebrew, and they shared this (partial) list:

  • sorting out frequently mixed-up letters, like resh (ר) and dalet (ד)

  • knowing our final letters and vowels super well

  • reading and writing in script

  • conceptual understanding of the root system in Hebrew (lots of verbs are built on a 3-letter root)

  • pronouns and pronominal suffixes (big, fancy, grammatical words are pretty fun for some of us)

  • lots and lots of prayers

  • memorizing a LONG Hebrew song for Passover

  • increasing our speed and accuracy (ask your child about our “speed drills”)

  • increasing our stamina (how long we can sustain Hebrew reading)

Explaining how a Hebrew word is constructed

Explaining how a Hebrew word is constructed

Now that we can read Hebrew, we can choose what we want to work on.

This week, children choose…

…a popular Israeli song.

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…the prayer V’ahavta, the first paragraph of the Shema.

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…the prayer El Adon, which is long and so it’s the kind of challenge we love, and it has a fun melody.

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…letter reading practice.

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To make sure our brains stay active, every once in a while we get up and move our bodies!

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