Nitzanim have grown a lot this year!When they came back from break, they were met with a whole slew of new responsibilities added to their daily jobs, and they’ve totally risen to the occasion!
Our most remarkable addition is a brand new job added to פגישה (pegisha; [our daily] meeting): אות יומי (ot yomi) – Letter of the Day!
The child in charge of אות יומי (ot yomi; letter of the day) does 3 things to prepare for פגישה (pegisha; [our daily] meeting):
1. Write the letter in their BEST handwriting. (Sometimes they practice a bit before they get it right)
2. Build the letter out of rocks.
3. Hunt for 2 words in our room that already have the letter.
Today our letter was ג, and our friend found the words גפן [gafen, vine]–which is on the wall on our list of ברכות [brachot, blessings]—and סגול [sagol, purple].
This new job is so exciting, some children have expanded their responsibilites!
This child built a GIANT ג out of all the other letters on the chalk board.
This one spent his זמן חקירה [zeman chakirah; choice time] finding every ד on the board! He found 8.
We even had two children spend their choice time on word hunts for last week’s letters–א and ב–writing them down on the lined paper we keep in פינת עברית [pinat ivrit; hebrew corner]!