Aleph 1 aleph – 1st Year 

 Morah Anat Young

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/15 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. As a review of the letters/vowels we know, we played speed read with the letter and vowel sounds and various keywords. We learned the new letters of Nun, Final Nun, and Pay, the keywords: Ner (Candle), Yaeen (Wine), Chai (Life) and Meshpacha (Family). We completed a few worksheets as a class; words that sound the same in Hebrew and English, match the English letter to the Hebrew letter sounds, etc. We had an all school Tfilot. Homework assignment is described below.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/15 – From our textbook, page 76; Picture This – matching of words to pictures.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
Thank you ☺

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/8 – We reviewed the homework from Winter break; project of written paragraph what each student did over the break. Each child read/shared it with the class.

We reviewed chapters 1-13 by speed reading with letters and vowel sounds and giving a turn to each child to read random words from the chapters.

We started Chapter 14; learned the new letters of Chet, Final Chaf and Chaf, teach them clues how to remember them and please have them read random words to you from the chapter, including the keywords highlighted.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/8 – Chapters within Behrmanhouse.com/games     

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/18 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. We reviewed the letters, vowels, and keywords we already know, by playing Speed Read. We went over the homework together as a class, solving the clues to finding Hebrew words. Our new letter and vowel we learned are: Zayin (Z sound) and the “OO” vowels. I also taught the children the “Karate Vowels,” please ask your son/daughter to demonstrate to you. We completed corresponding worksheets; rhyming words that have the letter Zayin in them and sound alike words. The last 10 minutes of class we played the Guessing Game and the homework assignment for Winter break was explained (see below). We had pizza dinner as a whole congregation.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/18 – Winter break project; title is “Winter break,” each child is to write 2-3 paragraphs of what they did over break and incorporate these 5 Hebrew words: Sheleg (snow), Shemesh (Sun), Ema (mom), Abah (dad) and Bieet (home) and draw a picture.
No class for the next few weeks due to Winter break/the holidays, CLASS WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 8th. Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
Thank you ☺

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/11 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. As a review of the letters/vowels we know, we played Hebrew Knowledge; the class was divided into 2 teams and each team had a turn reading words accurately, calling out the correct letter and vowel sounds. If a team didn’t get the answer correctly, the other team got to steal a point. At the end, we know that all my students are smart and they’re all winners and each child got a prize (pencil, eraser and Chanukah Gelt). The new letters and vowels we learned today: Koof and Kaf (K sounds) and Chaf (CH sound), the vowel was the “OO” and keywords were: Sukkah and Kiddush. We played speed read with the new letter/vowel combination words and then completed a project. The project was: Just as in the Chanukah story, each child wrote a paragraph/s within a cut out dreidel, what the miracle in their lives are, incorporating the letters of Nun, Gimmel, Hay, and Shin (A big miracle happened there). The last 5 minutes of class we played the Guessing Game, to be continued into next week…
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/11 – From our textbook, page 58; Odd letter out.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.

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Today in class we worked on:
12/4 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. We reviewed the letters, vowels, and keywords we already know, by playing Speed Read. We reviewed homework as a class, finding the hidden word riddle of “Matzah.” The new letters today: Samech and Sin and the keywords of Sabah (grandfather), Savtah (grandmother) and Israel. Please ask your son/daughter the clues I teach them to remember each letter sound and vowel and we always add the new letters/vowels and keywords to our notebook or index cards “dictionary.” I taught the children that the word Israel in Hebrew contains our forefathers/mothers names, as each letter represents a name in Hebrew. We played Chanukah Guessing Game and went around the room and each child answered this question: As the Macabee’s were hero’s of the Chanukah story, who do you consider your hero/ine and why? We also had an all school Tfilot (services).
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/4 – From our textbook: Page 53 – circle Hebrew words on the oranges on the tree that contain the “B,” “V,” or “oo” vowels.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
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Today in class we worked on:
11/27 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. As a review of the letters/vowels we know, we played Hebrew Jeopardy and Speed Read, as each child had a turn reading letters and vowel sounds. The children also shared their Thanksgiving project, what they are thankful for. The new letters and vowels we learned: Vet and Vav (both V sounds) and the silent vowel. Please ask your son/daughter what clues I teach them to remember all letters and vowels. The children practiced reading random words from the textbook, with focus on key words of: Havdalah, Miztvah,Talit and Torah. We will continue practicing these letters; writing, reading and worksheets, next time we’re in class. Each child also made a drawing that included various letters that we have learned (ex: the Shin was turned into a rose). Homework assignment details below.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/27 – From our textbook, page 49; word riddles.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
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Today in class we worked on:
11/13 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. As a review of the letters/vowels we know, we played “Speed Read,” as each child had a turn reading letters and vowel sounds. The new letters and vowels we learned: Resh (R sound), Tet, Tav and Taf (all T sounds) and the vowel “ay.” Please ask your son/daughter what clues I teach them to remember all letters and vowels. The children practiced reading random words from the textbook, with focus on key words of: Regel (leg), Baytza (egg), Talit and Torah. We will continue practicing these letters; writing, reading and worksheets, next time we’re in class. As Thanksgiving is approaching, the children started a project (to be continued during break); the title is “Yom Hodu” (Day of the Turkey) and they are to start writing a paragraph with “Ani Modeh or Modah” (I am thankful for…) Then they add a drawing. We had an all school Pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/13 – Behrman House, play another game AND complete their Thanksgiving project, as it will be shared next class. There is NO class next week due to Thanksgiving holiday/break. We will resume class on 11/27/18.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
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Today in class we worked on:
11/6 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. As a review of the letters/vowels we know, Hebrew Jeopardy was played. Each child had a turn to answer the clues on the white board. We learned the new letters of “Tzadee and Final Tzadee (TZ sounds),” practiced writing the letters and key words: Matzah and Meetz (juice). Each child took turns reading random words and sentences. We also completed corresponding worksheets; writing the correct letter within any word and connecting same sound words that are spelled differently. We had all school Tfilot.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/6 – Behrman House, play another game and page 33 from our textbook.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.

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Today in class we worked on:
10/30 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. As a review of the letters/vowels we know, each child had a turn contorting their body into a shape, so that we can guess what the letter or vowel is and what sound it makes. This is also a new twist on HTM (Hebrew through Movement). We worked on chapter 6; leaned the new letter Yud (Y or EE sound depending if it’s read as part of the EE vowel) and EE vowel, keywords were: Bimah (Podium as with going up to read the Torah) and Ema (Mom). The children took turns practicing reading random words and building on those with rhyming and puzzle worksheets. We also had a practice fire drill twice, from 2 exits (front and back entrances). The last 5 minutes of class we played the guessing game. We also had a planned fire drill.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/30 – Behrman House, play 1-2 of the games and get acquanted with the site. There is also a message on the board from me on there. If you’re not able to get on, please contact the #800 number for customer support.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
Thank you ☺

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/23 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. As a review of the letters/vowels we know, each child had a turn being the “teacher” and writing clues for the others to guess the letter and/or vowel sound. We also practiced the “speed game” where each child reads a letter and random words from our textbook from the lessons we learned. The new letter and vowel we learned today are: Gimmel (G sound) and the “Eh” vowels. Please ask your child the clues I give them to remember any letter or vowel sound. We practiced writing the new letter and keywords of: Shemesh (Sun) and Geshem (rain), also reading various words by using our decoding skills (breaking down each letter sound with the vowel sound). Our art project was “The Kotel;” writing a note to G-d by using a couple of Hebrew words, and placing that note within the “bricks” of the Western Wall. The torn up brown construction paper represented the bricks. Ask your child to see their masterpiece. We also played Hebrew/English Combination of 20 questions.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/23 – Behrman House, play 1-2 of the games and get acquanted with the site. If you’re not able to get on, please contact the #800 number for customer support.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
Thank you ☺

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/16 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. We reviewed the letters, vowels, and keywords we already know, by playing Hebrew Jeopardy on the white board. We started chapter 3 within our textbook; new letters are: Hay (H sound except at the end of any word it is silent), Yud (Y sound), vowels: ah and oh, keywords: Yad (hand) Ha (The), we practiced reading random words and ryming and sound alike words, also completed a crossword puzzle with a hidden riddle word: The Shamash (helper candle). We also had an all school Tfilot (services).///
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/16 – Behrman house: Call the 800 number for tech support, so that your child can familiarize her/himself with the site, and next week, I will start posting a message and some Hebrew games.
Homework is reviewed each week.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
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Today in class we worked on:
10/9 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. We reviewed the letters and vowels we learned (Shin, Mem, Final Mem, Aleph, Ayin, Bet and the “ah” vowels) and went over the homework together as a class. We started chapter 3; new letters are Lamed and Dalet and the “O” vowel, practiced writing the letters and vowels and some key words, each child got a turn reading words and we also completed corresponding worksheets. We did HTM (Hebrew through Movement); sit down, stand up, tap on the table fast/slow. We had pizza dinner as a Hebrew school congregation.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/9 – From our textbook; page 16
Homework is reviewed each week.
Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
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Today in class we worked on:
10/2 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. We reviewed the letters and vowels we learned and went over the homework together as a class. We started chapter 2 within our textbook; new letters include Aleph and Ayin (both letters are silent and are read by the vowels) and the Bet. Please ask your child the clues I teach them to remember any letter and vowel. We practiced writing the individual letters and words and reading various words and circling the syllable sounds. We discussed the holiday of Simchat Torah and then the children did an art project; making their own Torah scroll, writing down 3-5 of their own commandments and using Jewish stamps and coloring to decorate. Homewok has been assigned (please look below).
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/2 – From our textbook; page 12 – Homework is reviewed each week.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.

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Today in class we worked on:
9/25 – Taking attendance and collecting Tzedakah. As an introduction to get to know one another, students and teacher, we got introduced to the letter Aleph (first letter in the alphabet – correlation to the first day of Hebrew school); we printed it and colored and then wrote answers to the following questions: students name and family members, favorite hobby and why, favorite Jewish holiday and why, and what do we expect to gain from this year in Hebrew and why we think it’s important. We also got a coloring worksheet that includes all of the Hebrew vowels and their sounds. From our Aleph Bet Quest textbook; chapter 1; the letters Shin, Mem and Final Mem and the words of Shamash (helper candle), Sham (there), and Shabbat. We learned clues how to remember the letters and vowels, practiced reading words, wrote the letters in our textbook and completed some questions. We also learned the words, Ani Po (I am here), Eparon (Pencil) and Shalom (Hello, Goodbye and Peace). Homework was assigned. For our first t’fillah we gathered in the sukkah, and shook the lulav and etrog.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/25 – From our textbook; page 8
The Hebrew Vowel worksheet; color in and practice the sounds
Homework is reviewed each week.

Please encourage your child to share what they learned in class, to complete homework in a timely matter, and verify that they come to class weekly with all items; textbook, notebook, folder, and sharpened pencils.
Thank you ☺