1) Heblish : Students did very well using Hebrew letters and sound. Remember, we may start in English and then proceed as year goes on to Hebrew. Students seemed to have fun using the Hebrew sounds and reviewing their letters. It was a long summer without practice.
2) We began by reviewing the Barchu. Students reviewed roots , Bet Resh and Chaf. We finished the first chapter played some online games with the prayer. I explained to students that this year they will be learning the Shabbat evening and morning prayers.
3) Students will be keeping a word of the week vocabulary sheet in their spiral.
4) We ended class with Around the World game. They really seemed to have so much fun. This game helps with reading sight words and Siddur words and helps later with fluency.
5) Please help your child to remember to practice reading at least 2x a week for 5-10 minutes. This will really bring back all that they
learned last year.
Please have your student bring their supplies to school. The supply list is on the website. Also, we ask for the students to bring a water bottle with them. They can fill this at school.
1) We began with introductions about ourselves by using the fun activity called “2 truths and a lie!!!” I proceeded with class expectations and shared Hebrew names. We also played another ice breaker called: “Standup, Hands up, Pair up”. Students shared, by the7 second rule, their feeling about coming back to Hebrew school after summer break. They ended by giving each other a compliment. I just loved the engagement of all the students.
2) Every week, I will put on the board a Heblish sentence . It may start in English and then proceed as year goes on to Hebrew. We use Hebrew letters and sounds to match the English sounds. The sentence this week was : Cubs need to win big time! Students seemed to have fun using the Hebrew sounds and reviewing their letters. It was a long summer without practice.
The first prayer to study is the Boruchu. We practiced pages 4&5 , which you may want to see.
4) I will be giving a quick letter review each time we meet. This will give me a continual up to date assessment where they might need help with the reading of the prayers.
5) We ended with the game “Hangman” using Hebrew Through Movement vocabulary (HTM). This was good for students to remember their letters and basic word list. Good time had by all!
Homework to be completed by next class:
9/11 – I asked students to practice their letters and the Boruchu prayer by reading aloud and not rushing. Eventually, after we get into the text next week, I want them to go on the Online Learning Center and check it out. It is a fun way to learn.