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Ivrit for Week of Sep. 23-27

I hope you all enjoyed the summer-like weekend we just had, as we enter this beautiful colourful new season – Ha’Stav.

This week we are continuing to learn vocabulary related to Rosh Hashanah. You can join in the learning by looking at our Chodesh Tishrei Review (I will be adding to it, as we learn about the rest of the holidays during this month)..

We will be reading two more pages from our homework book this week: Here are the recordings to help along:

Monday – Sounds Gah and G

Wednesday – Sounds Dah and D

I am reminding you to please read daily – either a few sentences every day, or re-reading past pages again. It depends on your child’s need/ability and the routines you are building at home. I also want to remind those of you who find it a bit of a struggle, that we read it in class before it goes home, and again, after they read it at home. So if your child is very tired and frustrations are building, it is OK if they do not read the whole page. Tell them to choose a line or two, making sure at least one of the lines has longer words, and mark the lines he/she read with a check mark.. (I also reminded the children of these options today).

Happy reading,

Morah Ada.

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Hebrew Reading for Week of Sep. 16-20

This week, and until after the holidays, I will be giving only two pages a week to read at home. I do recommend to continue reading every day (re-read last two  or three lines or read only few lines a day), to encourage fluidity in the reading. 

Please encourage your child to follow along with their finger while they listen to my recording, as well as when they are reading aloud to you.

This weeks sounds are:

Monday: Rah & R

Wednesday: Vah & V

Happy Reading 🙂 

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A Wonderful Start… (and homework too)

What a wonderful first week we had in Kitah Alef!

We already know each other better, are settling into our daily routines, and working together on our leadership skills; being kind, helpful, patient, active listeners, turn takers, collaborators, team players, wonderful decision makers and so much more.


Starting soon, we will have two helpers every week that will be in charge of our morning routines and throughout the day if/as needed. They will also be our Imas and Abas during Shabbat; However, unlike in ADK, they will not necessarily be the ones bringing the challah that week.. Following is the link for the list of dates for when it is your child’s turn. Please mark your calendars. WE ARE STARTING THIS FRIDAY.

Is it my turn to bring in Challah or flowers/plant?

We will also begin the plant/flower rotation. We like our class looking welcoming and happy. We have a student bring flowers or a plant (one that does not require much attention please) every Monday morning. This is part of taking care of our learning environment, making it more pleasant to be in, as well as providing oxygen 😉 and often Hebrew lessons – parts of the plant, colours, etc…  This too, is on the attached list above. Please put on your calendar as well.


Really! you should have seen the excitement when I told them they are bringing homework home today. 

Lets do our best to keep up this kind of SPIRIT. 

We have started working at school on our reading, and as of today, I would like the children to begin practicing what we do in class at home.  I believe that to become a good reader you need to practice regularly, and reading at home allows for that.

Also, having some homework encourages the learning of how to be responsible, manage time and plan ahead; a skill that will assist them throughout their careers as students, and later in life.


As of today, they will be bringing home their reading booklet every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please have your child re-read the page we are on (the one we did at school that day), then sign on the bottom and make sure they return it to their note tote, as we will use it daily at school. They can colour in the letter with pencil crayons (NO MARKERS please).

This week’s sounds will be:

  1. Monday, Sep 9 – Ah and Bah/B
  2. Tuesday, Sep 10 – Shah/Sh and Lah/L
  3. Wednesday, Sep 11 – Tah/T
  4. Thursday, Sep 12 – Sah/S

As mentioned in Kitah Alef blog, they should not have more than 30 minutes of overall homework per day, so please keep me in the loop as to how this is working out for your child. Best is to write a little note in the reading book itself, as I look over it daily, and provide those signed with a stamp or sticker ;).

Know that if it takes your child too long, they do not require to read the whole page, but rather a few lines.  if that is the case, please mark up to where they read.

Finally, please make sure they follow with their finger (or the back of a pencil) as they read.  This will assist greatly as the reading becomes more challenging.

Thank you so much.

Happy reading,

Morah Ada


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Recordings for week of June 17th


The end is so near! 

But every end is also a new begining… and this is what our song this week is all about. 




Thursday – please practice both goodbye songs. The one from last week and from this week. 

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Readings for the week of June 11th

This week we are learning a goodbye song for our wonderful Shinshinim.

shhhhh… it is a secret.

As usual, please read the parts  every day and have them signed.

The chorus repeats twice every time. The second time we changed the words (as you see in your reading). 




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Reading recordings for week of May 27th


Lach Yerushalaim – part1


Lach Yerushalaim – part2


1,2,3 Lee Sal Al Harosh


Basal Pree Rishon

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Reading Recordings for week of May 21st

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a lovely long weekend.

We spoke today about reading more fluidly.  We spoke about how, for most of us, it is not enough to read something only one time, and the importance of reading the homework a few times.  If you see that your child is struggling with the length of the reading, have them read only a few lines (please mark up to where they read), and repeat them to encourage fluidity.  Remember, they can listen to my reading before, during, and/or after they read. 

sometimes less is more. I rather each child read well, even if they do not read the whole part. At this stage we are reading for fluidity more than for comprehension.  That part is worked on in class.

Happy reading:




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Reading Recordings for week of May 6th

This week we continue to practice our Yom Ha’atzmaut song  – Yachad Lev El lev. and we will review readings that we are working on on class. The theme this week is Israel, as we are getting excited for Yom Ha’atzmaut this Thursday.  

We ask that all students wear their white shirts both on Wednesday and Thursday this week.


Monday: Ha’Semel

Tuesday: Kol Yeled Rotzeh Shalom

Wednesday: Kachol Ve’Lavan

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Welcome back and Reading Recordings for Week of April 29th

Welcome back everyone,

Tried to bring you some Spring back from Israel… but I guess we’ll have to wait some more…

I hope you all had a wonderful Pesach and time with your ‘Mishpacha.’

I am reminding you to email me photos or short videos if you have of your child reading in the Hagaddah, singing Mah Nishtana, playing their memory game, etc… it will be a great way for your child to share their experience in the kitah. 🙂

This week we will be learning a song for our Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration next week.

Watching it will help learn the words and the signs we will be using with it.

Here are the recordings for this week:

Monday – Yachad Lev el Lev – part 1

Tuesday –  Yachad Lev el Lev – part 2

Wednesday – Beh-Ivrit Lo Meh-shah-ah-mem – part 1

Thursday – Beh-Ivrit Lo Meh-shah-ah-mem – part 2

The song Beh-Ivrit Lo Meh-shah-ah-mem: Continue reading “Welcome back and Reading Recordings for Week of April 29th”