Aleph 1 aleph – 1st Year 

 

Morah Melissa Kaufman

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/22 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 68. We check off what’s new. Review the new letter: PAY the “saying sound” of P and the new vowel “Eye”.
2. We read ALOUD pages 69-70 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. The students worked together in pairs on the “The Write Letter” page 69.
4. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary page on the Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the letters PAY with new key words; CHAI (Life/Live),MISHPAKHA (family).
5. Students wrote out letters and words on page 70.
6. The students are working very hard on their Hebrew Dictionaries.
7. We reviewed past Key Words and Hebrew “rules”.
8. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew through Movement program. 
9. Students played Hebrew “tic-tac-toe” it’s very fun ask your students about it.
10. We enjoyed our monthly T’Fillah with the other classrooms.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/22 –
a. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
b. Practice reviewing the lines on pages 69-70 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
c. Review Flashcard letter PAY and the “saying sound P”.
d. Review Flashcards of Key Words; CHAI (Life/Live), MISHPAKHA (family) including the past ones.
e. Work on the lesson fifteen web program and do Clue to the Quest page 71 and past lessons if not completed.
f. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 
 

Today in class we worked on:
1/15 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 64. We check off what’s new. Review the new letters: CHET, CHAF and FINAL CHAF the “saying sound” of CH.
2. We read ALOUD pages 65 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. We read together “Vowel Hint” on page 64. The students worked together in pairs on the “Sounds Advice” page 65, “The Write Letter” page 66” and the “Sound Check” page 67.
4. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary page on the Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the letters CHET, CHAF and FINAL CHAF with new key words; Challah (challah), Brachah (blessing), Meh-lehkh (king).
5. Students wrote out letters and words on page 66.
6. The students are working very hard on their Hebrew Dictionaries.
7. We reviewed past Key Words and Hebrew “rules”.
8. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew through Movement program. 
9. Students played Hebrew “Amazing Race” it’s very fun ask your students about it.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/15 –
a. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
b. Practice reviewing the lines on pages 64 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
c. Review Flashcard letters CHET, CHAF and FINAL CHAF and the “saying sound CH”.
d. Review Flashcards of Key Words Challah (challah), Brachah (blessing), Meh-lehkh (king) including the past ones.
e. Work on the lesson fourteen web program and do Clue to the Quest page 67 and past lessons if not completed.
f. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/8 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 59. We check off what’s new. Review the new letter: ZAYIN and the “saying sound” of Z.
2. We read ALOUD pages 60-61 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. We read together “Vowel Hint” on page 59. The students worked together in pairs on the “It’s a Match” on page 60 and the “Sound Advice” on page 61.
4. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary page on the Hebrew letter and Key Word flashcard for the letter ZAYIN with new key words; Halleluyah and Mezuzah.
5. Students wrote out letters and words on page 62.
6. The students are working very hard on their Hebrew Dictionaries.
7. We reviewed past Key Words and Hebrew “rules”.
8. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew through Movement program. 
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/8 – 
a. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
b. Practice reviewing the lines on pages 60-61 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
c. Review Flashcard letter ZAYIN and the “saying sound Z”.
d. Review Flashcards of Key Words Halleluyah and Mezuzah including the past ones.
e. Work on the lesson thirteen web program and do Clue to the Quest page 63 and past lessons if not completed.
f. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/18 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 54. We check off what’s new. Review two new letters: KAF and KOOF and their “saying sounds of K and the vowel OO (oo).
2. We read ALOUD pages 55-56 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on the Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the letters KOOF and KAF and vowel (OO) with new key words; KIDDUSH and SUKKAH.
4. Students wrote out letters and words on page 57.
5. The students are working very hard on their Hebrew Dictionaries.
6. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew through Movement program. 
7. We practiced reciting the Chanukah blessings.
8. We enjoyed our last pizza dinner for the year.
9. *** Have a wonderful new years and enjoy Chanukah with your families!!!*** See you back on Wednesday, January 8th!
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/18 –
a. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
b. Practice reviewing the lines on pages 55-56 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
c. Review Flashcards letters KAF and KOOF and their “saying sounds” and vowels OO (oo).
d. Review Flashcards of Key Words KIDDUSH and SUKKAH including the past ones.
e. Work on the web program and do Clue to the Quest page 57 and past lessons if not completed.
f. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.
g. Practice reciting the Chanukah blessings over the menorah!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/11 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 50. We check off what’s new. Review two new letters: SIN and SAMECH and their “saying sounds of S” and the vowels AY or EH (..).
2. We read ALOUD pages 51-52 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on the Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the letters SIN and SAMECH and key words; SABA-grandfather and SAVTA-grandmother, ISRAEL-Israel.
4. Students wrote out letters and words on page 52.
5. The students are working very hard on their Hebrew Dictionaries.
6. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew through Movement program. 
7. We played a game “Amazing Race” to reinforce the Hebrew letters and vowels. Ask your students how to play!
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/11 –
a. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
b. Practice reviewing the lines on pages 51-52 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
c. Review Flashcards letters SIN and SAMECH and their “saying sounds” and vowels AY or EH (..).
d. Review Flashcards of Key Words SABA- grandfather and SAVTA-grandmother, ISRAEL-Israel including the past ones.
e. Work on the web program and do Clue to the Quest page 53 and past lessons if not completed.
f. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/4 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 45. We check off what’s new. Review two new letters: VAV and VET and their “saying sounds of V” and the silent vowel (:).
2. We read ALOUD pages 47 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on the Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the letters VAV and VET and key words; MITZVAH-good deeds and HAVDALAH-separation.
4. Students wrote out letters and words on page 47.
5. The students are working very hard on their Hebrew Dictionaries.
6. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew through Movement program. 
7. We played a game “Amazing Race” to reinforce the Hebrew letters and vowels. Ask your students how to play!
8. We enjoyed spending time at T’Fillah service with the other classrooms.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/4 –
a. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
b. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 47 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
c. Review Flashcards letters VAV and VET and their “saying sounds” and silent vowel (:).
d. Review Flashcards of Key Words MITZVAH- good deed and HAVDALAH-separation past ones.
e. Work on the web program and do Clue to the Quest page 49 and past lessons if not completed.
f. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/20 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 40. We check off what’s new. Review two new letters: TAV and TET and their “saying sounds of T”.
2. We read ALOUD pages 41-42 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on the Hebrew letter and Key Word flashcards for the words TALLIT (Tallit) and TORAH (Torah).
4. Students worked with a partner on page 43 “colors galore”.
5. Students wrote out letters and words on page 41.
6. The students are working very hard on their Hebrew Dictionaries.
7. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew through Movement program. 
8. We played a game “Amazing Race” to reinforce the Hebrew letters and vowels. Ask your students how to play!
9. We enjoyed spending time at our pizza dinner with the other classrooms.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/20 –
a. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
b. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 41-42 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
c. Review Flashcards letters TAV and TET and their “saying sounds”.
d. Review Flashcards of Key Words TALLIT- Tallit and TORAH- Torah past ones.
e. Work on the web program and do Clue to the Quest page 44 and past lessons if not completed.
f. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/13 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 35. We check off what’s new. Review one new letter: RESH and vowel AY and their “saying sounds”.
2. We read ALOUD pages 36-37 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on the Hebrew letter and Key Word flashcards for the words BEITSA (egg) and REGEL (leg).
4. Students worked with a partner on page 38 “picture this”.
5. Students wrote out letters and words on page 37.
6. The students are working very hard on their Hebrew Dictionaries.
7. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew through Movement program. 
8. We played a game “Amazing Race” to reinforce the Hebrew letters and vowels. Ask your students how to play!
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/13 –
a. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
b. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 36-37 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
c. Review Flashcards letter RESH and vowel AY and their “saying sounds”.
d. Review Flashcards of Key Words Regel- Leg and Beitsa- egg past ones.
e. Work on the web program and do Clue to the Quest page 39 and past lessons if not completed.
f. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/6 –
1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 30. We check off what’s new. Review two new letters: FINAL TZADEE and TZADEE and their “saying sound of T”.
2. We read ALOUD pages 30-31 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on the Hebrew letter and Key Word flashcards for the words MITZ (juice) and MATZAH (matzah).
4. Students worked with a partner on page 32 “write letter”.
5. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew Through Movement program. 
6. We played a game “Amazing Race” to reinforce the Hebrew letters and vowels. Ask your students how to play!
7. We enjoyed going to T’Fillah with the rest of the Hebrew school.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/6 –
1. Parents, you can help your child even if you don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
2. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 30-31 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
3. Review Flashcards Final Tzadi and Tzadi letters and their “saying sounds”.
4. Review Flashcards of Key Words Mitz and Matzah the past ones.
5. Do start on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 34 and past lessons if not completed.
6. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/30 –

1. We started with looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 25. We check off what’s new. Review the two vowels: EE and their “saying sound”.
2. We read ALOUD pages 25-26 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on the Hebrew letter and Key Word flashcards for the words EMA (mother) and BIMAH (bimah).
4. We worked with a partner on Sound Bite page 27 and Odd Word Out page 28.
5. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew Through Movement program. 
6. We played a game “Amazing Race” to reinforce the Hebrew letters and vowels. Ask your students how to play!
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/30 –

1. Parents can help their child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
2. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, and the rest of your supplies.
3. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 25-26 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
4. R
eview Flashcards EE vowels and their “saying sounds”.

5. Review Flashcards of Key Words EMA and BIMAH the past ones.
6. Do start on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 29 and past lessons if not completed.
7. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.
8. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/23 –
1. We start off looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 21. We check off what’s new. Review the letter: GIMEL (g-sound) and vowel EH (three or five dots or eggs).
2. We read ALOUD pages 22-23 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 23. The students did so well.
4. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on the Hebrew letter and Key Word flashcards for the words Gehshem (rain) and She-mesh (SUN).
5. We worked on Sound Advice page 22 and Help the Rain Get to Israel page 23.
6. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew Through Movement program.
7. We enjoyed T’Fillah (prayer) together with the other classrooms.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/23 –
1. Parents can help their child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
2. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, and the rest of your supplies.
3. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.
4. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 22-23 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
5. Review Flashcards GIMEL and EH vowels and their “saying sounds”.
6. Review Flashcards of Key Words Gehshem and She-mesh the past ones.
7. Do start on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 20 and past lessons if not completed.
8. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

Today in class we worked on:
10/16 –
1. We start off looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 17. We check off what’s new. Review the two letters: HAY (h-sound (*except at the end of a word), YUD (y-sound).
2. We read ALOUD pages 17-18 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 19. The students did so well.
4. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on these Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the words YAD (hand) and A-AH (the).
5. We worked on Same Sound page 18 and Sound Check page 19.
6. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew Through Movement program. 
7. We enjoyed our first Pizza dinner together with the other classrooms.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/16 – 
1. Parents can help their child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
      2. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, and the rest of your supplies.
             3. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.
4. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 17-18 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
5. Review Flashcards YUD, HAY and their “saying sounds”.
6. Review Flashcards of Key Words YAD and THE past ones.
7. Do start on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 20 and past lessons if not completed.
8. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/2 –
1. We start off looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 13. We check off what’s new. Review the two letters: DALET (d-sound), LAMED (L-sound) and two vowels (“oh”- sound).
2. We read ALOUD pages 13-14 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 15. The students did so well.
4. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on these Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the words Shalom and Red-color items.
5. We worked on Rhyme Time on page 16.
6. We continued to learn Hebrew words and commands on Hebrew Through Movement program. 
7. We enjoyed playing Aleph-Shuffle game
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/2 –
1. Parents can help their child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
      2. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, and the rest of your supplies.
             3. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.
4. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 13-14 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
5. Review Flashcards DALET, LAMED, and two new “OH” vowels and their “saying sounds”.
6. Review Flashcards of Key Words.
7. Do start on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 16 and past lessons if not completed.
8. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/25 –
1. We start off looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page 9. We check off what’s new. Review the three letters: BET (b-sound), AYIN (silent-sound) and ALEF (silent- sound).
2. We read ALOUD pages 10-11 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words. The students did so well.
3. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 7. The students did so well. Make new Key Words: ABBA-(father) & AHM (nation).
4. We enjoyed playing the game Aleph Shuffle students had a lot of fun, ask your student to show you how to read Hebrew (right to left).
5. Enjoyed T’Fillah with the other classrooms.
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/25 –
1. Parents can help their child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
      2. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, and the rest of your supplies.
             3. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.
4. Practice reviewing the bottom of pages 10-11 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
5. Review Flashcards BET, AYIN, and ALEF and their “saying sounds”.
6. Do start on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 12 and Lesson one if not completed.
7. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/18 –
1. We start off looking at the Yellow Box on top of the lesson page. We check off what’s new. Review the three letters: Mem (m-sound), Shin (sh-sound) and Final Mem (m- sound), which is found at the end of the word. We learned three vowels, with the saying sound AH, and found under the letter.
2. We read ALOUD pages 6-7 using the “favorites” game. We learned that it is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words.
3. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 7. The students did so well.
4. Make new Key Words: Shamash (Helper & Sh-Am (there).
5. We enjoyed playing the game Aleph Shuffle students had a lot of fun, ask your student to show you how to read Hebrew (right to left).  
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/18 –
1. Parents can help their child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
      2. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, and the rest of your supplies.
             3. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.
4. Practice reviewing the bottom of page 6 and top of page 7 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes.
5. Review Flashcards MEM, SHIN, and FINAL MEM, and three AH vowels and their “saying sounds”.
6. Do start on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 8.
7. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/11 –
1. It was wonderful to meet your children. This is going to be a fun and exciting year.
2. Today we learned three letters: Mem (m-sound), Shin (sh-sound) and Final Mem (m- sound), which is found at the end of the word. We learned three vowels, with the saying sound AH, and found under the letter.
3.  We read ALOUD pages 6-7 using the “favorites” game. The book goes along with a computer program which will be provided to you by Rabbi Prass by email.
4. Your child will receive a BLUE homework sheet each week, please look for it. I will be able to track their progress. They will keep it in their pocket folder.
5.  Have your child show you the game Aleph Shuffle we played, to show them how to read Hebrew (right to left).  
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/11 –
1. Parents can help their child even if they don’t know Hebrew, since the English is on the back of the flashcards.
2. Please look at your new Aleph book and look at page 5 for new letters and vowels.
3. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, and the rest of your supplies.
4. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.