The second and third graders enjoyed listening to the book, The Shofar That Lost Its Voice, a story about a boy named Avi who was planning to blow the shofar on Rosh Hashana and for some unknown reason the shofar would not sound.
It turns out that the shofar was reluctant to let its sound be heard in our world since there are so many sounds here that are unkind. The students thoughtfully considered which sounds the shofar would be satisfied with in our world and which ones we should work hard to get rid of in order to improve our world.
We have been composing Hebrew sentences in lots of different ways, orally, in written form, and with word cards for a number of different games. All of this is great practice in building expressive language skills.
And it’s especially fun when working cooperatively!