Wow! What a great start to the year!
Our Kindergartners are looking very happy and comfortable in their new school! Who would have guessed it has only been less than 2 weeks?
I am impressed at how smoothly the group has adjusted to a class in a whole new language. They have already picked up so many Hebrew basics, such as greeting each other in Hebrew, recognizing their written Hebrew name, identifying the first letter in their names and recognizing our first Hebrew sight word!
We learned our first Hebrew song, read our first Hebrew book, did some Hebrew word crafts, and played a Hebrew game.
Our theme has been “Ã—Â©Ã—Å“Ã—â€¢Ã—Â”as we get to know each other, our new school and a new language.
and Yes, we did it in Hebrew!
Our first attempt at copying our names was excellent! Many of the children properly wrote from right to left as they have been observing and learned about in class.
They also gave their first shot at independent reading by finding and reading the word “Ã—Â©Ã—Å“Ã—â€¢Ã—Â” each time they found it in our book. Each child tallied up their findings and checked in with me to confirm understanding. With 100% success at this task and the strong foundation we have set so far (and continue to build), I know we are off to a strong start for this year.
Ã—Â©Ã—Å“Ã—â€¢Ã—Â to all!
Looking forward to a wonderful year of learning and fun!