Tag Archive: Hebrew

Apr 21

Chag Sameach! Happy Passover!

This week in Shorashim/Shteelim (Nursery/Kindergarten), we got super ready for the upcoming holiday of Pesach. It was not enough to learn the Ma Nishtanah and learn the items of the seder plate; this week we went deep into thinking what every food item we eat might mean for the Hebrews who were free after being …

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Apr 07

Ma Nishtanah?

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We have tackled the fundamental parts of the story of פֶּסַח (pesach), but it is time for us to delve into the four questions of the Ma Nishtanah.  The Shorashimers have started learning the song by listening on the iPads and hearing them during Pegisha. While Shteelimers are creating their own charts by writing the most …

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Mar 11

Preparing for Purim!

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This week in Shorashim/Shteelim (nursery and kindergarten) we started learning the story of Purim! While reading a kid-friendly Megilat Esther, children were able to discuss the plot and characters, as well as build parts of the story, make puppets of Haman, King Achashverosh, Mordechai, and Queen Esther, and make masks! We learned about the importance …

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Mar 10

What We Do To Unwind

Wow! We have worked hard for seven weeks to explore יוסף (Yosef – Joseph) in the Torah. From wrestling with how brothers could sell another brother into slavery, to feeling renewed determination to stand up for others in tough situations (born out of a heated classroom conversation about whether or not the character of Reuven was brave), we are closing this …

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Feb 25

Yosef in all his colors!

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This week we have continued the exploration of יוסף (Yosef) and the kids’ understanding of the story. With the creation of puppets, costumes, and building parts of the story, while thinking about Yosef’s יוסף feelings in Yetzirah. The topics of family, sadness, power, hunger, and emotion have all come up.  A very modern castle for …

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Feb 05

New Ways to Be In Charge of Our Own Learning

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We love it when we educators can hand over the reins to the children, when we’ve designed a safe arena full of content and challenge and opportunity, and children get to dive in and figure out their own paths. So when I arrived back in Chicago with new apps that would put children in the driver’s seat …

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Jan 06

So Simple, So Fun

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We play a short Hebrew game at every group meeting in Anafim. Our newest game is so simple, and so fun. We simply count by tens in Hebrew up to 100, then the next person says, “Pop!” and sits down. Then we begin counting again, reach 100, and “Pop!” until only one person is left. (The game is so …

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Dec 18

We Celebrated, We Played

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We had worked SO hard on our final Berakhah (Blessing) projects!  We celebrated our work by writing comments or questions about each other’s work. How exciting to hear our peers’ thoughts about what we’ve made! And, we played.  We played Cross the River, reading a Hebrew word as we make our way (any way we …

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Nov 05

Loud and Quiet

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What a community we have in Anafim! We work hard. Focus. And we burst into spontaneous dance. Because we LOVE being together.   This week, Rabbi Rebecca prepared TEN new Hebrew challenges. What excitement! Children rushed to choose one, then our room went silent. Until the exclamations, “I did it!”   We took a little break and …

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Sep 23

We Remember So Much Ivrit (Hebrew)

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I’m amazed at how much עברית (Ivrit–Hebrew) Nitzanim children remember! Children remember the names of אותיות (otiot–letters) and צבעים (tzeva’im–colors) when they play bingo together.    Children remember how to lead our ברכות (brachot–blessings) routine before we eat כיבוד (kibud–snack). Children remember vowel sounds when they play with our עברית (Ivrit–Hebrew) bananagrams.   Children also remember …

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