The Kohelet Prize Database

Database Entries Tagged with: Hebrew Immersion

A Meaningful Megillah

In our school, kindergarteners traditionally create Megillot Esther featuring each child retelling the Purim story. However, this approach ignores the individual learning styles and needs of our students. We rethought this method in order to tap into the interests, skills and talents of the students in the class and focus on process over product.

By: Erica Edelman, Hen Lerrer from SAR Academy

Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Elementary school

Subject(s) of entry: Art, English/ Writing/ Language Arts, Ivrit, Social and Emotional Learning

Pedagogy: Language Immersion, PBL - project based learning, Social and Emotional Learning

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Yochi Paltin’s Ivrit B’Ivrit Hebrew Immersion Program

I have created a positive, thriving, dynamic, ever-changing learning environment for the students in my Upper Elementary Hebrew Language Program (Ivrit B’Ivrit) at Perelman Jewish Day School. Children are encouraged to take risks to converse exclusively in Hebrew. As this is a total immersion program, Hebrew eventually becomes an everyday spoken language—as natural to the students as the English language.

By: Mrs. Yochi Paltin from Perelman Jewish Day School

Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, Elementary school

Subject(s) of entry: Ivrit, Hebrew Immersion

Pedagogy: Blended Learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning, UBD - understanding by design, 21st Century Skills

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