Aleph, Bet, Gimmel…

Music helps us learn Hebrew letters and vowels

If you walk past First grade, you might hear the sweet sounds of children’s voices singing. The Aleph-Bet song, the Hebrew months of the year or a medley from past songs from the Zimriyah (our annual Hebrew song festival) are all sung with First grade gusto. Integrating song and music into our daily routine has been instrumental in teaching to read Hebrew letters with vowels, sight words and comprehension.

As we approach the Thanksgiving break, students reviewed all of the letters, vowels and sight words introduced over the past three months.  Students categorized words by letters, illustrated a letter album and designed board games using the various letters and vowels. “Can we listen to the Zimriyah songs as we work?” is a common request from these creative thinkers!

Here is an example of the board games they are working on.


Below are some very proud Lego designers