It has been a busy busy begining in Kitah Alef already, as we had all our Tishrei holidays mixed in with learning new routines and geting to know each other better.
This has been our first full week at school and it is amazing to see how our routines and leadership skills are already falling into place, assisting us in having productive and fun lessons together.
We are all working together on helping each other be our best.
So far, our Kitah Alef students are demonstarting kindness, patience, respect, curiousity, and so much more that makes it a joy to learn together. We are looking forward to seeing you on our Back to school night this coming Tuesday.
As I wrote in the past… one of the most difficult part of teaching Hebrew is getting the students to speak and I am always on the lookout for new and fun ways that will encourage them to do so, mistakes and all…
This week I introduced them to Chatterpix – a free app where they can make an object talk. They were very excited and those who had the chance to complete one, asked to do another one! success! they want to speak. 😉
It is definately a different begining in Kitah Alef this year!
We are all working togerher on keeping distance and helping each other by being respectful of each other’s space, keeping our masks on, using only the tools asigned to us and so much more. Every day we come across new situations that require ‘covid time sollutions’ and together, we figure it out… We definately have to be creative in our thought.
So far, our Kitah Alef students are demonstarting kindness, patience, respect, curiousity, and so much more that makes it a joy learn together.
We created a kindness web in a cursive Alef to remind us to always be kind… and we are already practicing acts of kindness in class and in our OJCS community…
We heard that Kitah Gimel really wanted to play on the structures so we offered to switch spaces with them on Fridays… It was so nice to see how happy we made them today.
We are slowly getting into our routines and are looking forward to meeting you all on our virtual Back to School Night and tell you some more about our year.
Shannah Tovah Umetukah
May it be a healthy year filled with family and friends.
It is hard to believe that we are entering the last stretch…
The coming two weeks we will be focusing on vocabulary related to our house.
Monday we focus on the house itself – what type of rooms does it have and how many (bedroom, kitchen, basement, etc…) and sructural related vocabulary (roof, stairs, etc..). Each day after that we will focus on different rooms within the house.
Most of you are already using Quizlet, which is great; however, this week it will be used as their dictionary so I decided to imbed the flashcards and the match study modes for each below, to encourage easy access for everyone. (If you are comfortable I still recomend going to the site itself where there are more options and it is larger)
.If this is your first time using flashcards – You use the arrows to move from one card to the next, and you touch the card itself to flip it over. When written word is visual, you can tap the speaker to listen to the pronunciation of the word.
Within the assignments there are several options of how to present. Please encourage your children to use different options throughout the two weeks.
I am so proud of how you are all managing to continue learning from home these days.
You are such a wonderful group of children and your ability to make others happy shines through with your little acts of kindness towards each other (your patience during our Google Meet, contacting each other to chat), your family (Helping your siblings and your parents), your teachers (sharing your thoughts and working together) and your community (like the pictures we sent Hillel Lodge Residents)..
The pictures made them very very happy. Knowing we thought of them at this time meant so much to them.
Marilyn Adler wanted me to share this with you:
“On behalf of the Residents of Hillel Lodge please extend a warm and appreciative thank you to all the students in Kitah Alef for creating beautiful cards to share with the Residents. We are all aware that at this time the students are not attending school which makes it even more heartwarming to know that the Residents of the Lodge continue to be in their thoughts. Keep well and take care everyone.”