The room was filled with Hebrew, serious learning and excitement in the past two weeks. Each student made a huge progress. I am happy to announce that the Shaliach (Israeli emissary), Gilor (pronounced Gil-Or) will join our class every Thursday.
In Lashon we are using stories as a jumping off point for our learning. Ask your child about the story he or she read in class!
Regular group – We are reading ‘תפילה של ילד’ (Boy’s Prayer.) We learned three new verbs from the story: יושב (sit) לומד (learn) הולך (go/walk). We practiced building full sentences using these verbs in present tense to fit them to the person who does the action such as he, she, they, boys and girls.
Advanced group – We read stories about new beginnings of two girls. In class and at home we practiced the new vocabulary and talked about the stories.
We have started our new workbook חברים בעברית Chaverim B’Ivrit. The group of verbs we are studying can appear in two ways in a sentence like in English 1) I like to watch movies 2) I watch the movie at night. We learned four new verbs and practiced more verbs that fit that group.
דוברי עברית Native Hebrew speakers: we have started our workbook מילה טובה. We are learning about verbs and what verbs can tell us.
I want to make it clear that All HW is a reinforcement of what we do in class. We started our HW routine this week. Here it is:
HW given on Monday is due Wednesday – worksheet/ workbook/ writing assignment/ etc.
Thursday’s HW is due Friday – reading practice. I will send an email on Wednesday evening to the students’ email addresses.
Monday due following Monday – independent reading, which will start after Simchat Torah. I’ll provide more info when we get there.
Friday – quiz, which will start after Simchat Torah
שנה טובה וחתימה טובה Shanah Tova and chatima tovah. Rotem