1st Grade Hebrew Update

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We have had such a great start this year. The children are excited and energized to be back in our Hebrew classroom. I welcome them every day dressed up with my special props/costumes. They never know what character I will be that morning and they enjoy being surprised so much. We have already begun with a review of the Hebrew alphabet which was taught last year. In the next few weeks we will teach them the vowel system (Nikud) so that they can start decoding any word that they see. Our classroom is conducted almost entirely in Hebrew in order to facilitate oral fluency. So far we focused on high frequency verbs, body parts, objects around the room and a variety of animals. We constantly use our whole body in order to acquire the language and to allow for long term retention of the vocabulary. Moreover, humor is frequently infused into every lesson which, raises up the children’s interest and motivation to participate.

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I look forward to sharing my love of teaching with your children.     Orit