With the ending of our Back to School Giveaway on September 22, we will be releasing the Talmud Time Period!!! We have many more plans we are excited about! We will be releasing the Talmud Guide, we are reformatting the Time Period pages to be more user-friendly to our many different users, and we are beginning work on some new Planning Guides, the Rishonim Time Period, an 8 Days of Hanukkah Giveaway, and a couple projects related to promoting Ani ve-ami (AVA) and Jewish homeschooling in general! So we are busy, busy at AVA!!!! However, we are all looking forward to a break with the start of Rosh Hashanah!!
Mazel Tov Angela McKimmey Pratt! You are the winner of the Charlotte Mason Plenary Giveaway!! Please email us at email@example.com or Facebook message us with which product you would like to receive!! Also, special thanks to the Charlotte Mason Plenary for providing us with downloads to review and providing the giveaway!
This week I am pleased to be able to share with you another fantastic giveaway! One of the most frequently asked questions we get at Ani ve-ami is “How do I teach my children Hebrew?” While each child’s interest and skill will be unique, everyone begins at the same place when it comes to reading Hebrew, with the Alef Bet.
I did not grow up in a Jewish home, and I began my Hebrew learning journey as an adult….while in the midst of school, work, kids, and autism….so basically I didn’t make much progress! 😂 Like many of you, I knew where to start, but I needed something to help me learn how to teach my kids the Alef Bet.
This is where Capit Learning comes in. I had been hearing Yehudis rave about them for months, so I finally decided to email them about ordering a set for homeschooling. They have 2 sets: 1) a preschool level introducing the letters and vowel markings with songs and pictures and 2) an early grade school level book that reviews the letters and vowels with an emphasis on writing and then moves on to reading words. What I really like about Capit Learning is that it is simple and makes use of helpful visual and auditory pneumonics! And did you know they also offer a reading program for English too?!?
We used the preschool set last year with my two kids on the Autism spectrum (one was 10 and the other was 8). It was great! It took maybe 5 minutes total each week to teach a new letter, and then I had them review daily using the cards included in the packet. It quickly became my kids’ favorite subject because it was short and they were successful with it!
This year we will be using the early grade school set, and I am excited to watch them start to really begin to read and write in Hebrew!!
Every time I have emailed Capit Learning, I haven’t been certain as to which product would be the right choice for my kids, but Capit Learning has been fantastic at helping to guide me each time. If I had started with the grade school curriculum last year, I think my kids would have gotten frustrated, but it is a perfect fit for this year! Capit Learning has also been fantastic about selling me one set that my children can share which has cut my costs in half!! Last year they didn’t need to write much. This year they will be doing more writing so I bought some Hebrew Writing Tablets on Amazon so they could share the books (basically they are just plain wide rule notebooks).
If you would like to win either of these great curriculums, here is how you can enter to win either by commenting on this blog post OR on our giveaway post in our Facebook group:
- Like Ani ve-ami on Facebook.
- Follow Capit Learning on Facebook.
- Join the Ani ve-ami group on Facebook.
- Comment about which curriculum you would like to receive.
- Share this post on social media.
- Subscribe to our website.
If you would like to purchase your own Capit Learning Hebrew set, contact them through their website. When I bought our sets, each ran in the $50-55 range.
Mazel Tov Brittney Thompson! You are now the proud owner of The Family Book of Midrash!! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message us with your mailing address so we can send you what you won!! Also, special thanks to Barbara Diamond Goldin for providing this book to us to review and providing the giveaway! We are excited to be including it in the Talmud time period!
This week I am excited to announce a giveaway from the Charlotte Mason Plenary! It is always a pleasure for us to be able to highlight the business of another homeschooling Jewish mom. However, I am particularly pleased because I have known Rachel through Charlotte Mason homeschooling circles for years, and I have great respect for the way she applies Charlotte Mason’s principles. One of the things that will become clear very quickly when you go over to the Charlotte Mason Plenary blog is that Rachel feels very strongly that a Charlotte Mason education is based on Charlotte Mason’s 20 Principles and will look different in every home and family, depending on their needs!
Rachel has quite a few amazing products available on her website, and she is constantly adding new resources all the time! The winner of this giveaway will have his or her choice of one of ANY of Rachel’s DOWNLOADABLE products! Without further ado, here is a brief survey of what she has available!
And finally, if you need further help planning your school year, Rachel is available for consultation!
For the giveaway this week you are allowed to enter either on this blog post or on the post in the Ani ve-ami Facebook group. You may enter by:
- Like Ani ve-ami’s Facebook page.
- Like Charlotte Mason Plenary’s Facebook page.
- Join the Ani ve-ami Facebook group.
- Join the Charlotte Mason Plenary Facebook group.
- Comment with your favorite product from the Plenary.
- Comment with something you learned from the Plenary blog.
- Share this post on social media.
- Add friends to Ani ve-ami’s Facebook group and tag them in your comment (up to 3 entries).
One comment per entry!!
This week’s giveaway is the book The Family Book of Midrash: 52 Jewish Stories from the Sages by Barbara Diamond Goldin. It’s a collection of beautifully retold classic stories from the Talmud and Midrash. The stories introduce children to a wide range of Biblical and Talmudic personalities. While dialog and historically appropriate details are added to the stories, the author stays very close to the original sources, which are cited after each story. Clearly, a tremendous amount of reseach went into this book, and we are grateful to the author for her generosity in sharing this wonderful book with us. This book will be included in the Ani Ve-Ami curriculum, in the Talmud time period.
A table of contents and a sample are available on Amazon at the link below:
To enter the giveaway, please do one or more of the following. You may have up to six entries.
- Visit Barbara Diamond Goldin’s website and comment on this post about which of her books you’d like to read.
- Like Ani Ve-Ami on Facebook and comment on this post to let us know
- Subscribe to Ani Ve-Ami and comment on this post to let us know
- Join Ani Ve-Ami group on Facebook and comment on this post to let us know
- Share this giveaway on any social media platform and comment on this post to let us know where you shared it
- Let us know in a comment on this post what your favorite part of Ani Ve-Ami has been so far
Mazel Tov to Karen! You are now the proud owner of a complete set of Charlotte Mason’s books!! Please email us at email@example.com or Facebook message us with your mailing address so we can send you what you won!! Also, special thanks to Living Book Press for providing such a nice set of these books to review and giveaway!
This weeks giveaway is from Living Book Press. Anthony, the owner of Living Book Press, is a fellow Charlotte Mason Homeschooler in Australia. He very quickly realized that many of the books recommended in different Charlotte Mason curricula have gone out of print and works tirelessly to remedy that problem! What I love about Living Book Press is the quality and effort Anthony puts into each book! So many of the books are fantastic! One of my favorites is the Burgess Book series because he is the only one who has reprint them in color!
Anthony has been quite generous and has donated an entire set of Charlotte Mason’s original 6 volume series. This series is the basis for the educational philosophy we used to create Ani ve-ami, and it is worth reading for yourself! Charlotte Mason was an English educator at the turn of the 20th century. What makes her philosophy worth using today is her belief that “children are born persons.” In a day and age where people are constantly trying to analyze and breakdown education into an efficient, assembly line to produce the highest performing students, we need to remember that children are people, not robots to be programmed. Charlotte Mason has a wealth of knowledge beyond this simple, yet foundational, first principle, and she was so up on the very latest scientific ideas that as a School Psychologist, I can tell you that very little of what she wrote has proved inaccurate by modern science!
You can have up to 6 entries. Please make a new comment on this blog post for each entry:
1. Share this post on social media and comment where you shared it.
2. Like Ani ve-ami on Facebook
3. Like Living Book Press on Facebook
4. Join Ani ve-ami group on Facebook
4. Subscribe to Ani ve-ami
5. Share one book you are interested from Living Book Press.
6. Share one thing you like about Charlotte Mason’s Principles pictured above.
Mazel Tov to our winners this week! Yvie Field won the Round and Round the Jewish Year set, and Hadas Merriman won Tishrei Tales! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message us with your mailing address so we can send you what you won!! Also, special thanks to Feldheim Publishers for providing copies of the books to review and giveaway!