Bet 2 bet – 2nd Year 
 
Morah Anna Volchek

 

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.