September 10


Dear Parents,

We are starting our year with our 7 habits, beginning with the end in mind, teaching our students to be self-directed learners.  I understand, that it might seem challenging in another language, but it is important to remember that these are our building blocks. Students can realize that it is okay if they don’t understand or recognize some words. In their readings at home, I strongly encourage them to read the text two times on their own and to underline, highlight or circle any words that they are not familiar with.  The next day,  they  come to class  eager to look them up and work together with me and their peers to clarify and include the words in their personal dictionaries for future reference. There are also questions that they can answer if they have time in class.  We will continue to work on these skills of owning their own learning and being proactive.

The goal at home is to read independently, working their way through the text and practicing their reading. The vocabulary piece will be emphasized in Hebrew class.

This is how we learn. When we step out of our comfort zone, that is when real learning takes place! That being said, we will recognize IVRIT B’IVRIT (speaking only Hebrew in class).  One step at a time ,with more determination, I am confident that we will make progress and the results will be worth it! 🙂

Every day for their reading, students are encouraged to:

-Read the text twice

-Indicate any words that need understanding

Should you have any questions, please contact me:


Posted September 10, 2019 by ykaiman in category Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Homework, Uncategorised

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