Tag Archive: Ivrit

Nov 02

Do you hear the people sing?

No, but seriously– what’s going on in ענפים (Anafim– “branches” for 3rd-4th grade children)? What’s with all the iPads? And where’s that singing come from? Well. Up to this point, one of the biggest goals for our עברית (Ivrit– Hebrew) curriculum has been learning to decode Hebrew text. To be able to recognize all the letters …

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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 27

Shorashim Loves to Play with Otiyot!

This week Shorashim could not get enough of our new אותיות (otiyot – Hebrew letters) materials! We brought in a large magnet board so we could play with our magnetic  אותיות (otiyot – Hebrew letters), and boy did our Shorashimers come up with some fun ways to play, starting with putting the  אותיות (otiyot – Hebrew letters) in …

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Jan 05

Ivrit Here, Ivrit There, Ivrit EVERYWHERE!

It is nice to be back from winter break with our Shorashim Shteelim friends. This week we have been completely focused on our Ivrit skills in Beit Shorashim/Shteelim. We went on אותיות (letters) hunt  throughout the building.   Did some big letter fill-ins in Yetzirah (creativity). Figuring out אותיות (letters) in other people’s names. Sorting אותיות (letters) into …

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Nov 13

And Then There Were 11

First there were 10. Ten Awesome Hebrew Challenges. Like this one: Every day, children asked, “Can we work on our challenges today?” (Words to warm my heart! Children BEGGING to work on Hebrew!) But one day a few children finished all ten. And then … there were 11. And #11, well… it appears to require at least 45 minutes …

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Jun 10

Finishing our Year Together in Shorashim

This week in Shorashim, we ended our year by reflecting on all of our hard work through revisiting hebrew challenges, getting to play silly משחקים (Mischakim-games) outside, and doing one final baking project. We also got to look through our end of the year book together now that it is complete and share with our friends …

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May 31

Quick Community Challenge

Anafim was waiting for a few members to arrive at כיבוד (kibbud – snack) and needed something to do. I asked whether they’d ever done the counting challenge. The goal: as a group, count, in order, without having two people go at once. Some of them had, and were excited to see how we did. There …

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Feb 12

Ivrit Growth in Beit Shteelim

  Amidst Shteelim’s explorations of the שמות (Shemot – Exodus) story in designing costumes, we’ve also had what I think is tremendous growth in עברית (Ivrit – Hebrew) over the past several weeks, working on several new goals in kindergarten! Over the past two weeks, as Jewish Enrichment Center staff has focused on Ivrit teaching …

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Dec 16

Vowel Uno?!

Anafim has a new game. For almost two weeks now, a group of Anafimers have been playing Uno every day during זמן עברית (zeman Ivrit – Hebrew time). The rules closely follow the rules of the familiar card game, except instead of numbers and colors they have letters and vowels. Each time a player puts down a card …

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Oct 20

Nitzanim’s Big Daniel Questions

We’ve started discussing a brand new story this week as part of our הלל (Hallel) theme, a story from the book of Daniel (DanielStoryforK-2). Daniel comes from the כתובים (Ketuvim—Writings) section of the תנ׳׳ך (Tanach—Hebrew Bible). This story is an example of a הלל (Hallel) moment. Before we start learning why it’s a הלל (Hallel) …

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