Kindergarten Hebrew Blog!

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Shalom!

We are full speed ahead in Kindergarten Hebrew! Singing, dancing, reading, writing, playing and speaking Hebrew are just some of the things we are doing in room 223!

We started to go through the Aleph-Bet letter by letter to gain familiarity with the letters and their sounds. We are also learning fundamental vocabulary to expand our Hebrew comprehension. The kids are working on their Hebrew writing, correct letter formation and writing in the correct direction. They are loving their Aleph Bet book which features our weekly letter!

 

For Aleph, we worked on the verbs “Eating” and explored different foods. For Bet, we focused on location: BAYIT, house, BACHUTZ, outside, and different objects like BALON, balloon, and BUBOT, dolls.

GIMMEL was for GUF- we explored our different body parts and their names in Hebrew. and learned a fun song-dance. GLIDA, Ice cream, is of course a very important word that we could not skip. I have no doubt, your child will be thrilled for you to show them this mashup of our GLIDA song :

When we listen to songs in class we do one or more of the following activities, which help the students focus and internalize our learning goals and vocabulary:

1- children listen to the song and identify the learned vocabulary by raising their hand or a card with our focus word or it’s corresponding letter, when they hear the word.

2- the children are encouraged and very much enjoy saying the words and singing along to the best of their ability.

3-children act out the meaning of the songs with hand and body motions while singing and listening.

Song is such a special learning tool and a wonderful part of our Hebrew class!

DELET, door, DEGEL, Flag, and our good friend DOV, bear, (nicknamed “DOOBI-DOV”) all start with the letter DALED. We played lots of mystery games trying to figure out MI BADELET? who is at the door… and also had past vocabulary words show up at the door as well!

HEY was a lovely opportunity to look at the structure of the week. We introduced the days of the week, with a few songs and paid close attention to HAYOM, today.

We also touched apron ETMOL, yesterday and MACHAR, tomorrow. I am excited to dealve deeper in to this area with the children at our daily circle gatherings.

Currently we are finishing up VAV, as in VERED, rose and ensuring that all the students can correctly identify all the letters we have learned thus far. We are focusing on the function of the letter VAV as a word off connection. It literally means “hook”as it hooks two nouns, two verbs or two adjectives together. In simple words, the letter VAV functions as the word “and.”

I have attached a song which emphasizes this point. “ANI VE’ATAH…”, “You and I…(will change the world). Ask your child to show you the motions!

 

The children are advancing nicely in their ability to recognize our vocabulary words and are gaining independence in their Hebrew learning through our classroom activities and structure.

Here is a picture of our kindergartners hard at work at their stations. Each station has a different task and was so much fun!

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It is a pleasure to teach your children!

Best Wishes,

Morah Yonit