Tag Archive: Ivrit

Feb 14

Exerting Independence

It is very powerful when a young child exerts their independence around making a choice. In this case, a 4 year old child walked up to our עברית (Ivrit-Hebrew) shelf, looked around and said, “I am going to do this!” When asked if they wanted a partner, they very confidently said, “no thank you.” They …

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Oct 30

Ivrit (Hebrew) Everywhere!

In  שׁוֹרָשִׁים (Shorashim– ‘roots’ for nursery) and שְׁתִּילִים (Shteelim– ‘saplings’ for kindergarten), we have been really getting into learning עברית (Ivrit-Hebrew).  Everyday children can be heard singing Aleph-bet, in our classroom, in the hallways and even in the bathroom!   Here are some more examples of ways we are learning עברית (Ivrit-Hebrew): The joy of going on an אות …

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May 22

Shorashim is Learning to Write Hebrew!

Shorashim (“Roots” for Nursery) has been learning about Hebrew all year, and we are finally starting to get the hang of making the letters ourselves! But just writing the Aleph-bet with a marker is not nearly as exciting as using white-board markers!  With these we can write, wipe it off, then write again!  We got …

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May 10

Springing forward

Look, I know we say it every year. But it’s true every year: I can’t believe how much you’ve grown! It’s especially visible right now, as the ענפים (Anafim– “branches” for 3rd-4th grade children) are simultaneously finishing up their last theme projects, and their last big עברית (Ivrit- Hebrew) challenges of the year. Everywhere I look, I see …

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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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