December 19

Writing, performing and acting a scene in class

In grade 6 Hebrew the class followed the study book texts and do the exercises and activities. I was looking for additional ways to enjoy and celebrate what we learned recently.

I offered the students to make up a scene with Hebrew dialogue where they will incorporate the new linguistic items they recently learned into a text which they will create and will base on the texts in our study book.

The students worked in groups, they choose characters similar to the ones in the story they have at their study book and added new characters to enrich the scene they created. They also added aspects and elements to the story and did it while using the new linguistic items that where recently learned in class.

After a few lessons of developing the text and practicing it, the students acted the scene using the dialogue they developed. They had fun writing, performing and acting.

The students found that working together creatively was a great way to make learning a meaningful fun activity, particularly when some of the students had limited experience talking and writing in Hebrew.

Hannukah Sameach,

Dr. Sagy

November 14

“Me in colours and numbers” Presentations this week

Shalom Shalom!


After long expectation, this week we had the pleasure of enjoying the presentation “Me in colours and numbers” by our grade 6 students.

So far three students presented, we will go on next week.

WELL DONE to Lea and her friends!



Dr Sagy

October 28

Adding the Hebrew keyboard to the computer system or mobile device

Shalom, all!
To add the Hebrew keyboard to the computer system or mobile device please follow these helpful instructions, kindly given by our outstanding computer expert Josh Max.
If you want to buy stickers to put on a computer keyboard to show the Hebrew letters here is what we recommend:
As well, if someone wants to add the Hebrew keyboard to their computer system or mobile device here are the steps for each device type:
Installing Hebrew keyboard on iPad or iPhone:
  • Go to Settings –> General –> Keyboard –> Keyboards
  • Click “Add new Keyboard…”
  • Scroll down and select “Hebrew”
  • That’s it!  To use the keyboard:
    • When typing select the globe icon in the bottom-left corner of the English keyboard.
    • Push and hold the globe icon and you will be able to select the Hebrew keyboard.
    • To switch back to English, simply push and hold the icon again and select “English” .
    • If you want the nikkud/vowels push and hold on the Hebrew keyboard character and select the what you need.
Installing Hebrew keyboard on Mac
  • Go to Apple menu > System Preferences.
  • Click Language & Text, and then click Input Sources.
  • Select “Hebrew” ( or Ivrit).
  • Be sure to check the “Keyboard and Character Viewer” box as well.
  • At the bottom, select the “Show Input menu in menu bar” checkbox.’
  • To use the keyboard:  At the top-right of your screen, you should now see the Input Menu. Click on the “U.S. Flag” option, and choose “Hebrew/ Israeli flag”.
    • You should now be typing in hebrew
    • To switch back just click and choose the US Flag
    • You may also want to choose “Show Keyboard Viewer” from this menu to see what characters match each key in this keyboard layout.
Installing Hebrew keyboard on Windows

  • First, activate the hebrew keyboard through the Control Panel:
    • Click on the Start button > Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language.
    • Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change keyboards.
    • Under Installed services, click Add.
    • Double-click Hebrew/Ivrit, double-click “Keyboard,” and select the options you want. Then click OK.
  • Next, turn on the Language Bar:
    • While you still have the “Text Services and Input Languages” window open (or open again following steps 1-2 above), click on the Language Bar tab.
    • Make sure the “Docked in the taskbar” option is selected. Click OK to close all control panel windows open.
    • Use the Language Bar to select which language you want to type in:
    • The Language Bar should now appear in the lower-right corner of your computer screen.
    • Click on the language abbreviation – ENG or HEB/ענר – then select the language you want from the menu.
    • You can also use the keyboard shortcut ‘windows key + spacebar’ to quickly switch back and forth.
  • To see what characters are associated with each key:
    • Click the Start button > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access. (In Windows XP, it’s called Accessibility.)
    • Then click On-Screen Keyboard to open the On-Screen Keyboard.
    • The On-Screen Keyboard will show you what letters are associated with each key. You can type the letters with your keyboard, or you can click on the letters on the screen.  When you press/click Shift, Ctrl, Alt, etc., you’ll see what new characters can be typed by using these combination keys.


Thank you,

Dr. Sagy

September 27

מה עשינו השבוע בשעורי עברית


All in video  הכל בוידאו

הַשָּׁבוּעַ לָמַדְנוּ מִלִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים חֲשׁוּבִים כְּדֵי לִלְמֹד עִבְרִית בְּעִבְרִית בַּכִּתָּה שֶׁלָּנוּ.

לַדֻּגְמָא:  אֶפְשָׁר לָלֶכֶת לְשֵׁרוּתִים בְּבַקָּשָׁה?    אֶפְשָׁר לָלֶכֶת לִשְׁתּוֹת מַיִם?    אֲנִי לֹא הֵבַנְתִּי…    אֵיךְ אוֹמְרִים בָּעִבְרִית……?

וְגַם עָשִׂינוּ בּוֹחֵן עַל הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים הָאֵלּוּ בְּכִּתּוֹת ז’ וח’.

חוּץ מִזֶּה,

לָמַדְנוּ הַרְבֵּה מִלִּים חֲדָשׁוֹת בִּשְׁבִיל סֵפֶר-הַלִּמּוּד שֶׁלָּנוּ “חֲבֵרִים בְּעִבְרִית”, וְחֶלְקֵנוּ כְּבָר מַכִּירִים אֶת כֻּלָּן. 

עַבְדֵּנוּ קָשֶׁה וּבְיוֹם שַׁבָּת אֲנַחְנוּ רַק נָנוּחַ וְנֶהֱנָה.

כָּתְבוּ: זוֹאִי וּמִיכַל,

הִקְשִׁיבוּ בְּעִנְיָן רַב וְעָזְרוּ בַּצִּלּוּמִים: אַבְרוֹם מָרְדְּכַי וַאֲרִי

נֶהֱנָה מִכָּל רֶגַע: ד”ר שַׂגִּיא

hrbrew – Small


September 6

First steps in Hebrew צעדים ראשונים בעברית – For our new Hebrew students

גם המסע הארוך ביותר מתחיל עם צעדים ראשונים

Even the longest journey starts with first steps


For our new Hebrew students


The following are links to Alef Beit songs that will help you learn the name and some sounds related to each Hebrew letter.

First the classic: this is an Israeli song that each and every child learn and sing:


And now to the tool that could let you recite the Alef Beit within 10 days (usually).

All you need to do is listen to it 2 times a day and sing with it!

There is Jewish wisdom that says: the shy will not learn … אין הבישן למד ואין הקפדן מלמד…

Do not be shy to sing it aloud, it’s pure fun!


Looking forward to listening to you in class!

Dr. Sagy

September 5

שבוע ראשון – סוף מעשה במחשבה תחילה

שלום לכולם!

המלל המקורי בעברית מיד אחרי התרגום

Shalom everyone,

Prepare Prepare for the Memory Games Championship

היכונו היכונו לאליפות משחקי הזכרון!!! בשבועות הקרובים נגלה למי יש את שרירי הזיכרון הטובים ביותר  : )

The first week of Hebrew at school! So exciting : )

So First thing First, starting with the end in mind : )  we had conversations on the Seven Habits and Schools Northen Stars. At this point, we are translating through the keywords in our study books, the rationale is to learn by games, and we will make our own memory games – a big competition to see who has the best memory mussels is coming up – once we will get these cards all ready for the game.

Shabbet Shalom!

Dr. Sagy


מרגש מאוד לחזור ללימודים! וכולנו נהנים

כידוע סוף מעשה במחשבה תחילה, ולכן אנו מתחילים את השנה עם התכוונות ומודעות למקום שבו אנו רוצים להיות בסוף התהליך

את הימים הראשונים העברנו בשיחות על תרבות בית הספר, כוכבי הצפון שמנחים אותנו ושבעת ההרגלים שבית הספר מאמץ למערך ההתנהלות שלו


כרגע אנו מתרגמים את המילים המרכזיות בספרי הלימוד שלנו וכדי ללמוד בכיף אנו נכים משחקי זכרון מהמילים


בברכת שבת שלום,

ד”ר שגיא


April 12

Grade 6 core Hebrew Book report

Shalom Kita Vav

Grade 6, I am so glad for you to be making a Hebrew book report!

I am already happy with your work even before reading your answers and thoughts! Well done for taking on a new way of engaging in Hebrew learning.


You can see your book report templet at this link, the due date is Wednesday, April 17.


Enjoy your Hebrew books!

Looking forward to reading your thoughts, ideas and understanding,

Dr. Sagy

March 10

List of words for March 11th test

Dear grade 6 Core Hebrew,

The list of words for tomorrow’s test is attached.
Have a great rest of the weekend!
More Gonen

אוֹצַר מִילִּים

יוֹתֵר מִידֵּי

פָּחוֹת מִידֵּי


לֹא יְכוֹלָה
















February 14

Grade 6 core Hebrew – Reading Week homework

Shalom grade 6,
Here is the homework you need to do for Reading Week – in case that you have not finished the following activity in class.
Enjoy listening to this song, which is about all the things children need to do…
Have a good vacation,

1. Listen to the Hebrew children’s song: הצריך הזה “This ‘needing-to'”.

2. Use the song lyrics on the next page to locate all the שמות פועל – names of verbs – in the song.
If needed, use the dictionary.

3. The song ends with the words:

ומרוב שהצטרכתי –
כבר שכחתי
מה אני רוצה.

And due to “needing to” so much –
I forgot
What do I want.

In one or two sentences, please answer: what is the song about?

February 12

Grade 6, 7 & 8 core Hebrew

שלום לכולם
לימודי הליבה בעברית מתמקדים כרגע בשני מסלולים
בשלוש הכיתות התלמידים עובדים בעזרת התכנים בחוברות הלימוד ודפי עבודה שמוכנים במיוחד עבורם ולומדים על יסודות השפה
במקביל, כיתות ז’ ו-ח’ עושים פרויקטים תוך שהם מבצעים חזרה על החומר שלמדו עד כה

עדכונים וטעימות נוספות ממה שהתלמידים מכינים, ומהחוויה הלימודית יגיעו בהמשך!
שיהיה יום חמים

Shalom everyone!
We are learning Hebrew core in two main ways at the moment.
The baseline is that we learn about the foundations of Hebrew linguistics such as: verbs conjugation, basic Hebrew building blocks like male/female words, singular/plural, and so fourth.
We do that by following the text books – in all three classes – and having additional tailored assignments for each class.

In grade 7 & 8 we further the learning by personal projects. Each class is working on a particular project. The students incorporate their earlier learning of this year into the project.

Updates, assignments, reflections and tastes of class actions will be posted soon.
Stay warm and safe,