Bet 2 bet – 2nd Year 
 
Morah Anna Volchek

 

Today in class we worked on:
5/14 – Our school year flew by in the blink of an eye. Its hard to believe that we had the closing session of the Hebrew school today.
During class we went over and discussed the Final Evaluation results, watched Hebrew educational videos that helped us learn animals names, and played Hebrew word games. And we had our final Pizza dinner of the year.

I wish you all a great summer!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
5/7 – Today Kitah Bet took the Final Evaluation. Later we joined our friends for our last all SchoolTefillah and Rabbi Prass answered students questios about Israel.

At the end of the T’fillah students and Rabbi Prass gave presents to teachers. It was very nice.
Homework to be completed by next class:
5/7 – Next week is our last Hebrew class. We’ll be reviewing our tests, playing a few games and celebrating the end of the school year with our final pizza dinner.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/30 – Today in class we focused on reviewing all previous material we learned.
Students focused on reading skills, played a reading game, practiced feminine and masculine forms, translations and comprehensions of the words and sentences.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/30 –
1.Review vocab words
2.Review verbs p.53
3.Read your favorite Chapter Story.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/23 – Kitah Bet started all year review in preparation for the end of the year test. We worked on reading skills and vocabulry.
This week All SchoolTefillah was led by Kita Gimel. We focused on feeling of joy and what is bringing us joy during silent pryer, and talked about memories created during Passover Seder this year.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/23 – Complete worksheet.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/16 – Today we continued to learn about the holiday of Passover and put finishing touches on our Seder Plate presentation for the Model Seder. Todah Rabah to students for doing resarch about his/her particular Seder plate food. (you can see their work at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5DDn81kYc4)

The students did an awesome job presenting and explaining the meaning behind the symbolic foods of the Seder Plate and enjoyed learning from the other classrooms presentations ‘Four questons”, “Ten Plagues” and ” Story of Passover”.

We all enjoyed tasting delicious Passover foods. Thank you very much for helping us have great Model Seder.
Hag Sameach!
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/16 – Shalom Ivrit – choose favorite chapter story from Chapters 1-6. Practice reading.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/9 – Today students were learning about Passover and preparing presantation for the Hebrew school model Seder that is coming next week. We talked about meaning of the holiday, similarities and differences with the other jewish holdays, practiced reading Four Questions and discussed Seder plate foods.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/9 – Learn names of the Seder plate foods in Hebrew.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
4/2 – Today in class we continued to review previous learned material. Students took a short quiz based on the 10 pairs of verbs we stuied before the break. We went over vocabulary words from previous chapters and played “No vowels” reading game. We started working with the Chapter 7 first story ‘Hanukkah”. We will be spending some time learning about and preparing presantation for the Hebrew school model Seder that is coming soon April 16.
Homework to be completed by next class:
4/2 – Shalom Ivrit:
1.Read Chapter 7 story “Hannukah” p.56

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/19 – Second semester flew by in the blink of an eye. We ended the semester with a wonderful Tefillah led by students of Dalet class. Kol haCavod and Todah for setting a great example for us.

Learning a different language requires tons of practice and repetition.
We have been studying and reviewing material from checkpoints for Chapters 1-6 (pp52-55).

Have a great spring break! See you in a week.
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/19 – Shalom Ivrit
1. Study vocab words p.50
2. Study verbs p.53
There will be a word quiz!

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/12 – We had a fast paced class today, seemed that student just started to read new chapter story and it was already time for All School Pizza Dinner. We started our class with AlephBet quiz and then moved onto checking homework. Homework provide a great oportunity for reviewing learned material in class and help students reinforce their Hebrew at home. Since we started current school year students vocabulary expanded to more then 100 Hebrew words, that are enable them to have short conversations about their families, express their likes/dislikes, use adjectives and understand use of musculine/feminine form of Hebrew language etc. Homework is an important part of the “Shalom Ivrit” class that helps students to preserve their Hebrew knowledge and be succesfull in class. Kol haCavod to the students who consistanly compliting their homework!!!
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/12 –
“Shalom Ivrit”
1. Read story p.50
2. Study vocab words p.50
3. Complete p.51

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
3/5 – This week we continued working with Shabbat vocabulary presented in the Chapter 6. We worked with the gendered verbs, introduced two new verbs: ohev/ohevet and ohel/ohelet.

We continued talking about history of the Hebrew langauge, students invited Rabbi Pras to join the conversationand and with a help of theTorah scroll he helped find answers to our questions.

Coming to school prepared and completing homework are important parts of “Shalom Ivrit” class. I want to thank students and their families who take time in their busy schedule to practice reading and completing assingments.
Homework to be completed by next class:
3/5 – “Shalom Ivrit”:

1. Read story p.46
2. Complete p.47, 48, 49
3. Study for AlephBet quiz.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/26 – This week students reviewd vocabulary from the previous chapters, reviewed list of plurals we learned , pointing out different endidngs of the words depending on femenine/masculine forms of the singular forms of the words. Played a quick game of Q&A, danced “Hookie-Pookie”, substituting English for the Hebrew names of the different body parts. We started working with the next Chapter 6 that covers the topic of Shabbat. In this chapter we will continue practicing incorporating gendered verbs into sentences and will be addidng verbs laavod( to work), leechol( to eat), leehov( to like/love). We will continue synthesize knolewdge of prepositions al( on ), al-yad (next to ) and be (in ) by determining where they belong in given sentences.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/26 – 1.Read story p.44
2.Complete p.45

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/19 – Shalom,
This week we have continued working with the Chapter 5 vocabulary. Students practiced building more sophisticated sentences using
אֲבָל יש לי אין לי יש לך focusing on using correct forms of masculine/ feminine and singular/plural forms of the words. We used short cartoons in Hebrew to reinforse previously learned vocabulary such as גָדוֹל קָטָן הִנֵה מה זה מי זה
Next week we will be moving on to the Chapter 6 that introducing Shabbat vocabulary.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/19 –
1. “Shalom Ivrit”
read chapter story ” The Ant in the Classroom” pp.42-43.
2. Study vocab words p.44

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/12 – Shalom,
this week we continued reinforsing vocabulary related to students eveyrday life in the classroom and worked on comprehension and building of more sophisticated sentences.
We continued conversation about Hebrew language, Eliezer Ben Yehuda and his role in revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era, how modern words and terms were added to the Hebrew vocabulary and why we are learning Hebrew language. And we had our monthly pizza dinner.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/12 – 1. Study words p.38
2. Study words p.43
3. Write singular-plural forms of the vocab words on the p.43.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
2/5 – We are continued further developing a base vocabulary related to students everyday lives, including words chair, notebook, pencil. We worked on comprehention and creating mpre sophisticated sentences with the additoin of but, because, on and very.
During all school Tefillah we had a conversation about what guides us on our path, what helps us and give strength and how words of tefillot can become a guide in our daily lives.
Homework to be completed by next class:
2/5 – Shalom Ivrit:
1. Read story p.38 “Doron in the classroom”
2. Complete p.40
3. Finish vocab pic started at school.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/29 – Shalom, we are continued working with the Chapter 5 of our textbook. This class we worked on reading and comprehention of the story ‘In the classroom” and focused on different endings for boys and for girls of Hebrew adjectives. Students learned Hebrew children song “Oogah-oogah” that brought laughter to the classrom and reinforced their understanding of spoken langauge. We also started a converastion about Eliezer Ben Yehuda and his role in revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/29 – Shalom Ivrit:
a. study vocab words p.37 for a quiz
b. Comlete p.39 and p.41

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/15 – Today students continued revewing material from the Chapters 1-4, working on the masculine and feminine forms of the Hebrew words. We started working with the Chapter 5 that is focusing on everyday classroom- related vocabulary and is continue reinforsing masculine and feminine forms of adjectives and verbs. Students worked with the first story of the Chapter “BaKitah” ( “In the classroom”). During all scholl Tefillah Rabbi Prass satrted a conversation with the students about their understanding of G-d. All together we discussed what G-d is in the Keddusha, Avot and Imahot and Bakashot prayers. We had an awessome discussion the inabled students to think and express their thoughts, ideas, and understanding of the prayers and G-d.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/15 –
1. Read Chapter 5 story “In the classroom” pp 36-37
2. Study vocab words p.37

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
1/8 – Welcome back everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays.
Before moving on to Chapter 5, Kitah Bet were reviewing previous material from Chapters 1-4. We used the “heblish technique” to review letters and vowels of the AlephBet, where students needed to write English words using Hebrew letters and sounds. Students used their drawing skills to help review vocabulary they learned before winter break. I can’t stress enough the importance of completing homework and coming to class prepared. I want to say thank you to the students and families who took the time to do the homework during this winter break.
Homework to be completed by next class:
1/8 –
1.Complete winter worksheet homework
2.Study feminine/masculine forms of Hebrew words from the winterworksheet.
3. Read story “Geshem” page 25

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/18 – Today we continued working with Chapter 4 of “Shalom Ivrit”.
Students reviewed vocabulary of the chapter and worked on understanding male/female forms of the verbs and adjectives in Hebrew language. We also introduced a new character Ant Malmalah and read a story “Ani ktantana”.
Our class and a first semester ended with a delicious pizza dinner.
Have a wonderful winter break,
Morah Anna.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/18 – Shalom Ivrit:
1. read story p.34
2.complete winter break worksheet

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/11 – Shalom,
Kitah Bet had such an awesome and productive class today! Talmidim put a great effort in learning new vocabulary with help of Hebrew Thru Movement system. We learned new words Kulyam (everyone), Al-Yad (next to), Rotzeh/Rotzah (I want), Shulchan ( table ) that (what a counicedence:) ) were part of the new chapter story “LiLi, Lo, Lo” vocabulary.
Kulyam had a great time learning about each other families, figuring out who has big family and whos family is not big and not small, while reviewing privious vocabulary Gadol/Gdolah and Katan/Ktanah (big and small). We will continue working on understanding of feminine and musculine forms of words in Hebrew language.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/11 – Shalom Ivrit:
1.Practice reading Chapter 4 story “Lili, Lo, Lo”. p32-33
2.working with the same story complete the worksheet.
3.Practice Alephbet letter and vowels for a quiz.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
12/4 – Shalom, we started our class with reviewing Alephbet letters and sounds, checked homework and worked with story of Chapter 4″ Mishpacha”
( Family ).
During HTM segment we reviewd previous commands and introduced new words Shulhan (table ), Keese ( chair ), Rizpah ( floor ) .
Kitah Dalet led us in Tefillah with Channukah song, we lit the candles and Rabbi Prass connected Channukah story to the prayers.
Homework to be completed by next class:
12/4 – Shalom Ivrit:
1.Read Chapter 4 story p28
2.Study vocab p.28( test )
3.Complete p.31

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/27 – Time flew with a speed of light in Kitah Bet classroom. Talmidim put a 100% effort in today and we all had so much fun moving into new topic of Mishpaha (Family ) in our workbook. As always, we started the class by reviewing previous material and checking homework, then moved onto reading and comprehention. We talked about differences in how sentences build in Hebrew and English, practiced “small talk” conversations with “Yesh/ Yesh Lee/ Ain Lee” ( There is/ There are/ I have/ I do not have) constructs. We talked about family members and introduced new vocabulary of Chapter 4: brother, sister, big, small.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/27 – “Shalom Ivrit”:
1. Study vocabulary words on the p.28.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/13 – Time flew by in a blink of an eye today in the Bet classroom. We focused on reading to reinforce greater fluency and worked on comprehension. Talmidim worked with stories “Achbar ba Sukkah” ( Mouse in the House) p.20-21, “Torah -Matanah Tovah” ( Torah- greatest gift ) p. 24. We had Hebrew school pizza dinner.

Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving,
morah Anna. 
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/13 – “Shalom Ivrit”
1. Read story “Geshem” (Rain) p.25.
2. Study vocab words p.21,
p.24,
p.25.
3. Complete pp 22-23 if you havent done

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
11/6 – Kitah Bet had a very busy and productive day of learning. After discussing AlephBet quiz, that students took last Tuesday, we continued working on new vocabulary and reinforcing prevously learnd. Students enjoyed practicing their Hebrew by reading out sceneriou from our workbook, by playing “reading train” game, and asking Rabbi Prass questions in Hebrew.
Six graders led the Hebrew school in Tefillah singing “Hine ma Tov”. We discussed what it means to find your voice and how we can use our voices to make a better world, to vote, to lead a prayer or use your voice to lift other people up.
Homework to be completed by next class:
11/6 – “Shalom Ivrit”
1. Complete pp 22-23
2.Read story pp18-19. Answer two questions ( in English ):

Who is in the Sukkah?
Who is not in the Sukkah?

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/30 – Shalom, today after we had a planned firedrill. The talmidim took a short Alef-bet quiz, kitah Bet continued working on understanding masculine and feminine forms of the Hebrew words, used vocabulary from Chapters 1 and 2 to play maching games and practiced building short sentences.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/30 – “Shalom Ivrit”:
1. read vocab.words p.19
2. make flash cards with vocab words p.19
3. study the vocab words p.19 for short quiz.
4. Bonus: ptactice reading Chapter story p.18-19

 

 

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 – Shalom!
Today in class we reviewd vocbulary from Chapters 1 and 2 of the “Shalom Ivrit”. Students worked on understanding differences between masculine and feminine forms of the verb Gar/Garah ( lives) and practiced to build first simple sentences in Hebrew.
During all school Tefillah led by Rabbi Prass we talked about importance and meaning of stopping for moments for quiet, and prayer.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/16 – “Shalom Ivrit”:
1. Practice reading Chapter 2 story pp10-11.
2. Add vocab words from p 11 to the flashcards.
3. Complete pp12-13
4.practice flashcards

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/9 – Chapter 2; the children wrote the dictionary words on index cards, we started reading the story and page 12. We did HTM (sit down, stand up, tap on the table slow/fast), we played Judaic 20 questions, and we had pizza dinner as a Hebrew school congregation.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/9 – review reading chapter 2 and complete page 13.

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
10/2 – We worked in our textbook, Shalom Ivrit, review letters and vowels, introduce new vocab (blue box) p.4., write new vocab words on the index cards, read p.4 chapter 1 story. We made such good progress, that we moved on to page 5.
Homework to be completed by next class:
10/2 – practice reading Chapter1 story p.4
learn vocab words

 

 

 

Today in class we worked on:
9/25 – Shalom and Welcome to Kitah Bet!

To help us learn about each other we began our class with the icebreaker games and continued with reviewing letters and vowel sounds of the AlefBet.

We had a special Tefillah with Rabbi Prass in the Sukkah. We talked about holiday of Sukkot and students took turns shaking lulav and etrog and practice Sukkot blessings.

Students had their first Hebrew Thru Movement lesson. We focused on first simple commands to sit (lashevet), to stand (lakoom) and to walk (lalechet).

It was a great start to the Hebrew school and I’m looking forward to the awesome year together!
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/25 –
1.Review letters and vowel sounds of the AlefBet.
2.Bring index cards.