Tag Archive: Hebrew

May 04

עברית Ivrit Round-Up

Two first graders play a pick-up-sticks game they invented.

Nitzanim has made incredible strides this year during זמן עברית(zeman Ivrit—Hebrew time) both in terms of skill growth and self direction. Over the last few weeks, it has become clear that children are so capable and so familiar with our routine. Today, I looked around the room and every child was engaged with עברית (Ivrit—Hebrew), …

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Apr 22

What does your guf (body) do during the laila (night)?


This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about exploring what we can do with our bodies during the laila (night.) We explored the Shema together through story and song, and even put some babies to sleep with it. We made our own renditions of the laila, using chalk on black paper. Many children chose to …

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Apr 22

Finishing our farming books


In order to gain a further understanding to explore our theme of Sh’mitah, many of our children including Shorashim (nursery), Shteelim (Kindergarten), and Nitzanim (1st and 2nd) started a yetzirah (art-creativity) project last week that has to do with the process of farming.  We used collage to create individual books to show a simple four-step …

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Apr 16

Exploring the Parts of our Guf In Shalom Chaverim


This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about exploring our guf. The children explored their faces and bodies with mirrors, with art, and in stories and songs. Children and parents worked together to trace their bodies–some children were anxious about this at first, and others couldn’t wait to be traced. Then, children were invited to …

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Apr 15

Making farming books for Sh’mitah


It’s the first week of our new theme.  Understanding how farming works is one of the essential steps of learning about and exploring the concept of Sh’mitah.  So, many of our children including all of Shorashim, Shteelim and Nitzanim started a yetzirah project this week that has to do with the farming process.   We broke …

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Feb 02

A New Kind of Ivrit in Nitzanim!

A first grader sorts and matches sight words.

Have you heard? When we came back from winter break, Nitzanimers had a new space AND a new way to do Ivrit. After a month of trying out our new strategy we can say with confidence that our new plan has been a HUGE success for מורות (morot—teachers) and children. Here’s how it works: Each …

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Dec 01

Chanukah is Coming to Beit Nitzanim


We’ve started to talk about Chanukah in Beit Nitzanim. Before we jump into the Chanukah stories, we spent some time today refreshing our Chanukah vocabulary בעברית (b’Ivrit—in Hebrew). We made some common symbols with our גופים (gufim—bodies). A סביבון (sevivon—dreidel): A חנוכייה (chanukiyah—Chanukah menorah): A נר (ner—candle): We also cracked codes and practiced our script …

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Oct 22

Shorashim Begins Discussing Daniel

One Shorashimer draws a picture from the Daniel story

This week in Shorashim we began our new theme of הלל (Hallel)! We started reading a new story about Daniel in the Lion’s Den, which is one of our many examples we will see of a הלל (Hallel) moment. In Shorashim we have begun thinking about what this story is about and how the different characters might feel. …

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Jun 06

Anafim Roundup


There were too many great pictures this past week in Anafim to just choose one theme or narrative! I’ve decided to share snippets of what we are up to. A big part of Anafim has been using the vocabulary we have acquired over the year in full, crazy sentences. We have a whole gallery of …

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May 29

Mischakim After Shirah/Tefillah


The school year is ending, the weather is warmer and the kiddos are getting restless! Out with the Yoga Chayot. In with the Mischak Stations! Morah Esther has created some really fun stations: balance bean bags on your head, jump the creek, hula hoop, hopscotch, and ball balance- all while counting b’ivrit or challenge yourself …

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