New Hebrew Pods and Practice Over Break

New Hebrew Pods Beginning 1/6/21
Last week, Lori Sagarin wrote to all the 6th grade families explaining that we will be shifting the Hebrew pods on Wednesdays when we return from break. Morah Erin and I believe that our new hour long format on Wednesdays will allow for greater student success. We hope the additional time each week can be used for further practice, review and time to answer student questions. We have carefully crafted the new pods based on a variety of factors – cohesiveness, range of abilities, peer dynamics, and known schedule conflicts. We announced the make up of the new pods last Sunday in class, and will once again post the lists here. New Zoom links will be emailed to each family next week from Mari, and will also be posted on the TBI Zoom School page. Continue reading

Help with Hebrew

During one of our recent classes, I noticed that quite a few students were having difficulty reading in Hebrew script when I wrote on the board.  Script is how one writes Hebrew (think handwriting vs. print).  Hebrew, like English, is printed slightly differently than it is written.  At TBI we work exclusively in script and this is what our students have been encouraged to do since they began writing formally in 3rd grade.  I have several links available on our class blog that are helpful when it comes to script practice and I would like to point a few of them out now… Continue reading