Aleph 1 aleph – 1st Year 
Morah Melissa Kaufman

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/14 – We started lesson six with two vowels EE and their “saying sounds”. We read ALOUD pages 25-26 playing the”favorites” game. It is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words. We worked with a partner on the “sound bite” check page 27. The students are really taking their time to write out letters nicely. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on these Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the new words: EMA (mother) and BIMAH (bimah). We enjoyed playing “Amazing Race” to reinforce the Hebrew letters and vowels. It was fun watching the children having fun while learning at the same time. We enjoyed Pizza dinner together with other classrooms. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” for what we did in class and homework.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/14 – Practice reviewing the bottom of page 25-26 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. Review Flashcards past letters and vowels and new vowels EE and their “saying sounds”. Review key words for lesson six. Make new letters/vowels if you need to. Do page 28 and lesson six on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 29. Bring in your three-ring binder and extra index cards, if you have not done so. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/7 – We started lesson five with Hebrew letter GIMEL and vowel EH and their “saying sounds”. We read ALOUD pages 22-23 playing the”favorites” game. It is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 23. The students are really taking their time to write out letters nicely. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on these Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the new words: GEMESH (rain) and SHEMESH (sun). We enjoyed attending T’Fillah with the other classrooms. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” for what we did in class and homework.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/7 – Kitah Aleph, We are starting lesson 5 today in class. Many of you have not done lesson one of the web program. I do check often. This web program will enhance all the learning we do in class. This is a FUN website, with games and reading ALOUD options. If you are having trouble logging in please call the #800-221-2755 number for assistances.Practice reviewing the bottom of page 22-23 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. Review Flashcards past letters and vowels and new ones GIMEL and Vowels EH and their “saying sounds”. Review key words for lesson five. Make new letters/vowels if you need to. Do page 24 and lesson five on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 24. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, if you have not. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/24 – We started lesson four with Hebrew letters YUD and HAY and their “saying sounds”. We read ALOUD pages 17-18 playing the”favorites” game. It is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 19. The students did so well. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on these Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the words making flashcards for new Key Words: YAD (hand) and H-AH (the). We enjoyed playing “Amazing Race” to reinforce the Hebrew letters and vowels. It was a fun watching the children having fun while learning at the same time. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” for what we did in class and homework.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/24 – Practice reviewing the bottom of page 17-18 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. Review Flashcards past letters and vowels and new ones HAY, YUD and their “saying sounds”. Review key words for lesson four. Make new letters/vowels if you need to. Do page 19 and lesson four on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 20. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, if you have not. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/17 – We started lesson three with Hebrew letters Lamed, Dalet and vowels OH. We read ALOUD pages 13-14 playing the”favorites” game. I is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 15. The students did so well. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on these Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the words make flashcards for new Key Words: SHALOM( hello, good-bye and peace and ADOM-(red). We enjoyed playing the game Aleph Shuffle, ask your child about it-they LOVE it! We ended our afternoon with T’Fillah with the other classrooms. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” for what we did in class and homework.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/17 – Practice reviewing the bottom of page 13-14 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. Review Flashcards past letters and vowels and new ones DALET, LAMED and vowels OH and their “saying sounds”. Review key words for lesson three. Make new letters/vowels if you need to. Do lesson three on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 16. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, if you have not. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/10 – We started lesson two with Hebrew letters BET, AYIN and ALEF the two silent letters. We read ALOUD pages 6-7 & 10-11 playing the”favorites” game. It is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 11. The students did so well. Students worked on making Hebrew dictionary pages on these Hebrew letters and Key Word flashcards for the words. The flashcards for new Key Words: SHAMASH and THERE-(lesson 1) ABBA- father and Ah-M- Nation. We enjoyed our first pizza dinner wth the other classrooms. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” for what we did in class and homework.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/10 – Practice reviewing the bottom of page 6-7 & 10-11 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. Review Flashcards past letters and vowels and new ones BET, AYIN, and ALEF and their “saying sounds”. Review key words for lesson two. Make new letters/vowels if you need to. Do lesson two on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 12. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, flashcard box and index cards if you have not. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/3 – We are continuing to review Lesson one, The children know we look at the Yellow Box on the top of the lesson page to see what’s new. We read ALOUD pages 6-7 playing the”favorites” game. It is important to read ALOUD to be able to hear ourselves and sound out words. We practiced writing out new words and letters on page 7. The students did so well. Please continue to check your child’s “shopping list” it’s blue for what we did in class and homework.

We enjoyed playing Aleph Shuffle to reinforce how we read Hebrew, right to left. Ask your child to show you!
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/3 – Practice reviewing the bottom of page 6 and top of page 7 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. Review Flashcards MEM, SHIN, and FINAL MEM, and three AH vowels and their “saying sounds”. Review key words for lesson one. Make new letters/vowels if you need to. Do start on the web program and Clue to the Quest page 8. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, if you have not. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/26 – How wonderful to meet your children. This is going to be a fun and exciting year. 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. The vowels are found under the letter. 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. Once your child is set up on the program. I will be able to track their progress. Your child will receive a homework sheet each week. Please look for it. I introduced Hebrew Through Movement, a language acquistition strategy in which students learn Hebrew by hearing and responding to Hebrew commands. We had T’Fillah in our classroom- the students were able to perform the Mitzvah of shaking the lulav! 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:
9/26 – Practice reviewing the bottom of page 6 and top of page 7 ALOUD at least 3-5 times for 15 minutes. Review Flashcards MEM, SHIN, and FINAL MEM, and three AH vowels and their “saying sounds”. Bring in two photos and three-ring binder, if you have not. Remember Tzedukah and Box Tops for Education.