Thank you

It turns out that thanksgiving (or giving thanks) is very Jewish.

According to the Jewish tradition  we say thank you a few times a day in our Tefila.

In Hebrew class we talked about the importance of being grateful, realized we have many things to thank for and wrote about it.

 

 

Shabbat Shalom,

Gev. Ishak

Learning about the Negev area of Israel

We have started to learn a new unit about the Negev area of Israel. We learned about the population who lives there, its geography and cities.

We also learned about the Bedouin lives and culture. We had a “tent” in class, drank tea and ate pita. We practiced the speaking skill by having a dialogue with the Bedouin about what we want to eat, drink and going on a trip. We learned new vocabulary items such as tent, meat, trip, camel, start, guide and more. Then we wrote about our “visit” in the desert.

 

 

 

 

                                     

Planning a 2 days trip in the south of Israel

As a part of our unit about the Negev, the 6th graders planned a 2 days trip. They searched for 3 places to visit  a day, places to eat and a place to stay for the night. They also had to find some information about the places  they visited, such as Eilat, Beer Sheva, the Ramon Crater, a Bedouin tent, the Air force museum, Masada, David stream, the dead sea and more.

The projects were presented in class in Hebrew, using vocabulary we have learned. During working on this task the students practiced the reading, writing and speaking skill.

After presenting, we gave each other a positive feedback, emphasizing the good things about the trip and mentioning what was missing and could be done differently.

The students worked according to schedule and a guideline, and their final projects were serious and impressive.

Shabbat Shalom,

Zehavit Ishak

Yitzhak Rabin memorial day

On Sunday we will mark the memorial day of Yitzhak Rabin. Today we talked in class about his heritage and the importance of respecting other people opinions, accepting others and being tolerant.

We learn the song “Ani ve’ata neshane et haolam” (you and me are going to change the world). We went over the vocabulary and also talked about what it means to us to change the world.

The students connected this song to our core values, Tikkun olam and Empathy.

Shabbat Shalom,

Zehavit Ishak

Yitzhak Rabin memorial day

On Sunday we will mark the memorial day of Yitzhak Rabin. Today we talked in class about his heritage and the importance of respecting other people opinions, accepting others and being tolerant.

We learn the song “Ani ve’ata neshane et haolam” (you ad me are going to change the world). We went over the vocabulary and also talked about what it means to us to change the world.

The students connected this song to our core values, Tikkun olam and Empathy.

Shabbat Shalom,

Zehavit Ishak

A Bedouin Tent

 

In Hebrew class we learn about the Negev and today we had a Bedouin tent in class. We drank tea and ate Pita with Za’atar . We learned about the Bedouin habits (where they live, what they eat, their warm hospitality) and practiced new vocabulary items such as tent ( אוהל), guide (מדריך), meat (בשר), salad (סלט) and more. We practiced speaking skill – the students said what they want to drink and eat in Hebrew.

 

 

Learning Hebrew together

Today we had a great chance to study with the 5th graders. We reviewed words such as brother and sister (אח ואחות), snow (שלג), winter (חורף) , colors and more.

Every 2nd grader was paired to a 5th grader, and they read the text אדון בלון (Mr. Balloon) and worked on italam.

I enjoyed watching them working together, and were proud of them for being listening and serious about their reading.

 

 

Learning about the Negev

 

Today we have started a new unit about the Negev. The students chose a topic they wanted to focus on, searched for  information about it and presented it in class.

We learn about the “Beduim”, people who live in the Negev, water in the Negev solar energy,  oil and about the Ramon crater.

While listening the students had to fill out a sheet and write new facts or information they have learnt from their friends and also what they liked about their friends’ presentation.

 

Hebrew update

Hello,

This week we learned a new song and also learned new words from it. We practiced the words (day, night gift, the seasons, soul, give, life, earth)  with quizlet and also took a quiz. The kids did great!

We invited Omer the shinshin to our classroom to play for us while we sang.

Today we had an activity for sukkot.

 

After the holiday we will start to learn a new program, “Haverim B’ivrit”.

Shabbat Shalom and Hag Sameach,

Zehavit Ishak