Celebrating Hebrew Language Day
Tuesday, 21 Tevet marked the birthday of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, father of the revival of the Hebrew language. This day has been designated Hebrew Language Day to celebrate the revival of the ancient language and promote its use in Israel and the Diaspora. Parparim class watched a short movie about Eliezer Ben-Yehuda taken from Sesame Street and created crowns with “Hebrew Language Day” written in Hebrew. Students held a Scavenger Hunt in which they searched for specific Hebrew letters in the classroom; they learned the word for “stamp” in Hebrew (“bool”)- and created their own boolim inspired by Israel symbols.
Meanwhile, 6th Grade Hebrew class discussed Eliezer Ben-Yehuda's contribution to the Hebrew language through an examination of certain Hebrew vocabulary words. They discussed a poll of Israelis conducted by the Hebrew Language Academy, in which they asked people to name:
The top 3 COVID-related Hebrew words: מטוש, מסכה, בידוד
swab, mask, quarantine
The 3 words they love the most: אמא, אהבה, משפחה
mom, love, family
Their favorite slang words: סבבה, יאללה, תאכלס
cool, let’s go, business
The word they consider to be the funniest word in Hebrew: פופיק
In Early Childhood, Dubonim made collages, worked on the alef-bet train and foam puzzles, read books, and sang songs in Hebrew.
Click HERE for photos from the day!