The 6th grade Hebrew curriculum develops students’ proficiency in the Hebrew language as a primary vehicle for expanding their connection and love of Israel, and for enriching their understanding of their national, religious, and cultural identity.
Students develop their skills in all areas of language acquisition: reading and listening comprehension, and written and oral expression. Our classes are infused with Israeli culture - stories, songs, games, newspapers, movies, and celebrations.
The class provides opportunities for students to use Hebrew language to communicate about ideas and events that are central to their life experiences. They learn through engagement with authentic and interest-based texts and materials that reflect the modern state of Israel related to everyday life activities to make learning Hebrew meaningful and exciting.
Our curriculum focuses on the world around us, beginning with ourselves. The first unit is about us and our families and how each family is unique. The second unit is about our social life, including our hobbies, our friends, and different activities that we enjoy doing. The third unit looks at the world around us: where we live, our neighborhood, and the nature that surrounds us.
Our 6th graders are part of “The Global School Twinning Network.” They and their 6th grade Israeli friends from Ramat Modi’im School in Hashmonaim are part of different projects throughout the year designed to help the students practice conversational Hebrew skills while writing and speaking to their friends in Israel.
In the Hebrew-speakers group, students participate in an independent reading program “Moadon Kriah” (book club) in which they read books outside the classroom. Once a week we all meet to discuss what they have read.