When we learned the letters kaf and lamed, we were busy with Purim, but it was a great opportunity to connect it with this special holiday.
First we learned the three ways that we can use the letter kaf and its placement in words. The children are able to recognize the words ken (yes), keter (crown), kol hakavod, kesef (silver/money), katom (the color orange), kachol (blue), and kis (pocket) for the letter kaf. For projects, we filled khaf with masechot (masks) and filled khaf sofit with a drawing of a melech (king). We couldn’t finish learning about Purim without filling in our kaf with glitter in the color of kesef (silver) or katom (the color orange), and we made a keter (crown) for Achashverosh. Lastly, we discovered that the word kis means pocket in Hebrew. After the kis (pocket) project, the children got a chocolate kiss from my kis (pocket).
Then we had a beautiful discussion about what’s in our lev (heart). We not only had fun making a project about it, but also sharing our thoughts with our friends.
Once we finished learning the letter lamed, we realized we could string letters together and read many words from our excellent vocabulary.
We are so excited!