Tag Archive: Hebrew

May 10

There Is Still Time!

As we approach the end of the year, in Shteelim (‘saplings’ for kindergarten) we are finding that…. there is still time….. to play a new עִברִית (Ivirt- Hebrew) choice! This one is called מלחמת אותיות (Milchemet Otiot), a variation on the card game war that helps us review אותיות (otito– letters) and recall letters from memory. “We give out …

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May 09

A walk down memory lane

This week in Beit Nitzanim, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to begin reflecting on all of the learning and growing we’ve done in our community. We started by looking at photographs to help us remember our favorite ways to play, the projects we’re so proud of, and all of the עברית (Ivrit–Hebrew) learning …

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Apr 30

End-of-year atmosphere

The end-of-year atmosphere has settled in Beit Nitzanim. Everywhere I looked yesterday, children were working with confidence and autonomy. No task is too difficult for these incredible kids.  Just watch them show off everything they can do! Write a new question or idea about אונאת דברים (Ona’at Devarim–Hurting with words) on our documentation wall? No problem. …

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Feb 12

My, how you’ve grown!

“Another yellow one? What?!?” I overheard two children, a first grader and a kindergartener whispering to each other as they worked to match popsicle sticks labeled with צבעים (tzeva’im–colors) to colored felt pouches. They were getting stuck. “Try again,” I said, “There’s only one stick for each צבע (tzeva–color).” “Let’s start over,” one of them said …

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Jan 29

My kind of play

There is so much joy in being able to choose how you want to play and explore! Some of us just LOVE to show our ideas with glue and paint and paper. Others of us like to get our hands into sand to dive for Hebrew letters. We might really love to sort and feel …

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Jan 22

I did it my way

  Something incredible happened today. A confident, independent, capable, AMAZING three-year-old (because all three-year-olds are all of those things and so many more!) found a bucket of Hebrew banana-gram tiles. And she started to match the tiles to a set of Hebrew magnets. And she created a system for herself to put the used banana-gram …

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Jan 05

So Great To Be Back!

Ooooh, it feels good to play together again! It was a week of… Leadership Group Challenge Hebrew Games Discovery Joy    

Nov 14

“Sprinkles!”

There’s something new in Beit Shorashim! What is it?!? “Sprinkles!” (Also known as colored rice!) There are so many ways to play and learn in our sprinkles. We can practice sharing: “You can use this one.” We can count in Hebrew to figure out the number of scoops it takes to fill the cup all …

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Nov 02

Shorashim Welcomes Some “Guests”

This week Shorashim read in Genesis 18 about how Avraham received three unexpected guests.  Before we read on to find out how Avraham treated his guests, we imagined what we would do if we were to welcome three unexpected guests.  In fact, we actually welcomed three “guests,” into our room in the form of three …

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Oct 31

The Just Right Challenge

What’s a just right challenge? It’s the one that children stick with for the entire זמן עברית (zeman Ivrit–Hebrew time), the one they come back to over and over. And it might be different for each child. Over the last few weeks, Nitzanim children have amazed me with their determination to practice their עברית (Ivrit–Hebrew) and …

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