The 1st grader are making big strides in their reading skills. A lot of them already read short sentences like: Ã‚Â Ã—ÂÃ—Å¾Ã—Â Ã—â€˜Ã—â€˜Ã—â„¢Ã—Âª(Ima ba-bayit = mother is home). They can also answer a question like: Ã‚Â Ã—ÂÃ—â„¢Ã—Â¤Ã—â€ Ã—ÂÃ—Å¾Ã—Â?(eyfo Ima = where is Ima), or Ã—Å¾Ã—â„¢ Ã—â€˜Ã—â€˜Ã—â„¢Ã—Âª? (mi babayit? Who is home?). This week we will be learning the names of the meals: Ã—ÂÃ—Â¨Ã—â€¢Ã—â€”Ã—Âª Ã—â€˜Ã—â€¢Ã—Â§Ã—Â¨Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (aruchat boker Ã¢â‚¬â€œ breakfast), Ã—ÂÃ—Â¨Ã—â€¢Ã—â€”Ã—Âª Ã—Â¦Ã—â€Ã—Â¨Ã—â„¢Ã—â„¢Ã—ÂÃ‚Â Ã‚Â (aruchat tsaharayim Ã¢â‚¬â€œ lunch), and Ã—ÂÃ—Â¨Ã—â€¢Ã—â€”Ã—Âª Ã—Â¢Ã—Â¨Ã—â€˜Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (aruchat erev Ã¢â‚¬â€œ dinner). Our boys should be able to read and say: Ã—ÂÃ—Â Ã—â„¢ Ã—ÂÃ—â€¢Ã—â€ºÃ—Å“ Ã—ÂÃ—Â¨Ã—â€¢Ã—â€”Ã—Âª Ã—â€˜Ã—â€¢Ã—Â§Ã—Â¨Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (ani ochel aruchat boker Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I eat breakfast (male) ) and our girls should be able to read and say: Ã—ÂÃ—Â Ã—â„¢ Ã—ÂÃ—â€¢Ã—â€ºÃ—Å“Ã—Âª Ã—ÂÃ—Â¨Ã—â€¢Ã—â€”Ã—Âª Ã—â€˜Ã—â€¢Ã—Â§Ã—Â¨Ã‚Â Ã‚Â (ani ochelet aruchat boker Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I eat breakfast (female) ). I am no longer going to assign online Hebrew reading since the last lessons on Berhman house websiteÃ‚Â are too difficult. However, your child will still benefit from readingÃ‚Â twice a week and practice again lessons 10-20.
Our proficient students now read short stories in Hebrew and answer questions that show their understanding of the story read. Most students are capable ofÃ‚Â doing it all by themselves. It seems that they enjoy getting library books in Hebrew. Please remember to return the books on Thursday (or earlier)!