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Oct 13

The Ivrit Challenge is On

When Nitzanimers are not discussing apology of action or creating three-part art installations in יצירה (yetzirah—art), they’ve been busy mastering Ivrit challenges. We started out the year introducing (or reintroducing) children to their שמות (shemot—names) in Ivrit. Children have demonstrated that they can write their שמות (shemot—names), and many are even choosing to write their שמות (shemot—names) without a model! A trickier Ivrit challenge came out on יום רביעי (yom revi’i—Wednesday). Children were given a list of שמות (shemot—names) with some אותיות (otiot—letters) missing and had to fill in the blanks. They’re still working on this challenge—we’ll let you know how it turns out!

A kindergartener and a first grader work on their fill-in-the blank pages.

A kindergartener and a first grader work on their fill-in-the blank pages.

We’re also working on our צבעים (tzevaim—colors) in Ivrit. We play lots of משחקים(mischakim—games) with צבעים (tzevaim–colors) like אור אדום, אור ירוק (or adom, or yarok—red light, green light) and לרוץ אם (larutz im—to run if). One Ivrit challenge Nitzanimers are working on is writing the צבעים (tzevaim—colors) with a טוש (tush-marker) of that צבע (tzeva—color).

A kindergartener writes the  צבעים (tzevaim—colors) with a טוש (tush-marker) of that צבע (tzeva—color).

A kindergartener writes the צבעים (tzevaim—colors) with a טוש (tush-marker) of that צבע (tzeva—color).

Other children have matched the צבע (tzeva-color) name to an object of that צבע (tzeva—color).

A first grader matches צבעים (tzevaim—colors) with their labels.

A first grader matches צבעים (tzevaim—colors) with their labels.

The Ivrit challenges are getting trickier and trickier, but Nitzanimers are rising to the challenge. We’re excited to see them progress in their Ivrit learning this year!

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