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Weeks 14, 15, and 16 – Monday, December 3 – Friday, December 21st

Hebrew Dear parents, Last week the students finished presenting their verbal projects describing a place of their choice a hundred years ago vs. nowadays. All the students put a lot of effort into their presentations and did a wonderful job! This week, we started a new unit on “Weather and Mood”. We have been looking at the ways in which we can describe what people do in the various seasons of the year. we also learned how to present the weather forecast in Hebrew. Next week, we will continue to explore how to make predictions in the future tense related to...
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Weeks 11, 12, and 13: Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 30th

Hebrew These past weeks, the students have been working on preparing presentations comparing the past and present of a place of their choice. The main goal of the activity is to offer the students an opportunity to give a presentation in Hebrew, without reading. I wish everyone a good week, Andreea Heritage להורים שלום השבוע סיימנו את היחידה שלנו על החלטות והתחלנו יחידה חדשה על הגירה. התלמידים התבקשו לשתף עם תלמידי הכיתה סיפורי הגירה משפחתיים שהיו מעניינים מאד. סוף שבוע נעים, אילנה Humanities ELA: Students have finish writing their personal narratives and started their study of The Crucible. Students are engaging in theatre...
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Weeks 8 and 9: Monday, October 29th – Friday, November 9th

Heritage להורים שלום,  השבוע התלמידים עבדו על היחידה “קבלת החלטות”, הם למדו מודל לקבלת החלטות אשר יאפשר להם להשתמש בו להחלטות קטנות ביום יום או להחלטות גדולות. ביום שישי ערכנו בחינה על החומר שלמדנו מתחילת השנה. סוף שבוע טוב, אילנה Humanities ELA: These past two weeks students have completed first drafts of their own personal narratives. They have met in peer conferencing groups to give each other praise for what is working in their narratives and also suggested areas to polish for their final drafts . Revisions are already underway and their final drafts should be completed by the end of...
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Weeks 7 and 8: Monday, October 15th – Friday, October 26th

Hebrew This week the students took the Avant Hebrew Assessment. Avant is an online proficiency-based assessment which looks into all 4 skills: reading writing listening and speaking. The assessment allows us to track students’ ability to function in Hebrew. This is an accumulative knowledge test, therefore, students did not need to prepare for it.  The results will not affect students’ grades but will provide precious information. I wish everyone a relaxing weekend, Andreea Heritage  להורים שלום השבוע התלמידים התחילו לעבוד על מבחני אוונט שימשכו כשבועיים. מבחנים אלה בודקים ארבע מיומנויות למידה, כתיבה, שמיעה, הבנת הנקרא, דיבור. המבחן הוא כלי מדד המאפשר לנו...
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Weeks 5 and 6: Monday, October 1st – Friday, October 12th

Hebrew Dear Parents, This week the students focused on using all the vocabulary we learned in the unit on the five senses in order to describe various experiences during the holidays and in everyday life. We ended the week with a test on the unit. Next week the students will take the vocabulary and structures and use it verbally in order to interview each other on a memorable day through the things they smelled, tasted, saw, heard and touched. Next, we will start our first unit in the neta program. Have a wonderful weekend, Andreea Heritage להורים שלום, השבוע התחלנו...
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Weeks 3 and 4: Monday, September 17th – Friday, September 28th

Hebrew Dear Parents, These few days students continued to explore describing things in their world through their senses. Students watched an Israeli TV program about the 5 senses, practiced having conversations in the Shuk describing what they see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. Students also wrote and acted out short skits using the new vocabulary, using both present and past tense. I wish you all Hag Sameach, Andreea Heritage להורים שלום, השבוע המשכנו לעבוד על היחידה “מעשה טוב” במהלכה תלמידים שיתפו במעשה טוב שהם עשו במהלך החגים כלפי חבריהם, בני משפחה או בכלל. למדנו את העקרון “תעביר את זה הלאה”,...
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Weeks 1 and 2: Tuesday, September 4th – Friday, September 14th

Hebrew Dear Parents, Welcome to an exciting year! The 8th grade started the year by discussing the five senses and the ways in which we can use them to describe our memories and experiences. This year the focus is on conversational Hebrew. The students started each class by practicing for 15 minutes in Hebrew how to introduce themselves to a new person. I look forward to meeting everyone at back to school night and wish everyone Shannah Tovah ! Andreea Heritage ,להורים שלום השבוע עבדנו על הסיפור “הסיר של סבתא” המתאר כיצד סיר אחד מעניק לאנשים רבים כל כך מענה...
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Welcome Back / ברוכים הבאים

English and Social Studies Hi, Welcome back 8th Grade students and families! I am excited to start my second year teaching 8th Grade ELA and Social Studies at Senesh and my 8th year overall as educator.  I enjoy helping students hone their ability to think critically about the world around them by reading literature, developing written and oral communication skills, and studying historical events from a variety of perspectives.  A reminder that students should make sure to email me their summer homework assignments by Tuesday morning to mgentile@hannahsenesh.org. Feel free to contact me via email with any further questions.  I look...
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