Tag Archive: Ivrit

Mar 06

Making Learning Fun and Active

Nitzanim (“Buds” for 1st-2nd grades) are learning the Hebrew names for parts of their bodies. We played a lot of games to get to know all these words.  One of our favorites was a game in which one child was the model while the other was the runner. The model laid down on the floor …

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Jan 10

Ivrit (Hebrew) Joy

For the week following Winter Break, we shift our focus to Ivrit (Hebrew), while the educators prepare for our winter theme. I want to bring forward the joy that the children of Shorashim (‘roots’ for nursery) and Shteelim (‘saplings’ for Kindergarten) were expressing while working on some of our Ivrit (Hebrew) skills and vocabulary. The …

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Jan 10

Exploring New Vocabulary in 2nd and 3rd Grade

Happy New Year! How wonderful it is to be back together after break.  Every few weeks we begin a new focus in our Ivrit (Hebrew) curriculum. Holiday vocabulary (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Chanukah, etc..), numbers, classroom materials, and now the focus is on colors. Children engage with the vocabulary in all kinds of ways. Special …

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Jan 09

Nitzanim Musical Yetzirah

This week in Nitzanim (“Buds,” for first and second grade children) we are learning the shemot (names) for the different colors in Ivrit!  We negotiated together as a group how we would like Musical Yetzirah (art/creativity) to run. We decided when the music stopped to exchange materials, seats, and/or drawings of the different words. The …

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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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