Bruchim Habaim (welcome) to Hebrew with Rotem

I love the summer, but it is great to be back at school teaching Hebrew to the 5th graders. Our method continues to be teaching Hebrew in Hebrew as a living language and these 5th graders rock!

During the first two months of the school year, the whole school is focusing on the value “Ve’ahavta Lereacha Kamocha,” (Love Your Neighbor as Yourself). The students made the connection to our Zimriya song, ‘Amar Rabbi Akiva,’ from last year which they love to sing. Our first story we are studying in Lashon (language class) is about this value and this song. After reading the story and analyzing its themes and characters, the 5th graders are ready to retell the story in their own words. Very soon they will present their storyboard to the school community.

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writing the story in their words

The students already have plans to write a play based on the story…. Looking forward to see where they will take us!

Lehitraot (see you again),