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Oct 03

Shorashim Explores Hebrew Letters

 

Shorashim embarked on a lot of אותיות (otiyot – letters) exploration this week using a variety of materials to help us investigate their different shapes, sizes, and patterns.

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Some friends used the puzzle mat by linking the frame pieces together and matching the individual letter pieces with the right frame, working our fine motor skills as well!

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Some friends explored letter magnets, creating patterns and identifying matching אותיות (otiyot – letters) .

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Other friends used the stencils to create their own letter sets.  One friend in particular pointed to the first letter in his שם (shem – name) and said, “That’s me!”

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We practiced creating the shapes of particular אותיות (otiyot – letters) using Wikki Sticks.

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One of the most popular materials were the linking אותיות (otiyot – letters) , in which patterns could be made not only flat on the floor…

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…but also in 3-D shapes!  These little manipulatives in particular are difficult to put together and take apart, so they are a real fine motor skill builder!

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We also helped put אותיות (otiyot – letters)  that were decorated by the Shorashim and Nitzanim in the order of the אב (aleph bet – Hebrew alphabet) to place on display in the Jewish Enrichment Center!

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