Back to School Giveaway, Jewish Homeschooling

Tools for Torah Giveaway Part 2!

This week we continue our 3 part giveaway with Tools for Torah! Chana from Cheder at Home has a great video sharing a little about these guides!

In order to win either the Ashkenazi or Sephardic Siddurim Guides, you may enter several ways for more chances to win!

You have until Shabbos/Shabbat to enter the giveaway up to 7 times! Winners will be announced Sunday!

Back to School Giveaway, Jewish Homeschooling

Tools for Torah Giveaway Part 1!

This week we begin a 3 part giveaway with Tools for Torah! Chana from Cheder at Home has a great video sharing a little about these guides!

In order to win this set of 4 holiday guides, you may enter several ways for more chances to win!

You have until Shabbos/Shabbat to enter the giveaway up to 7 times! Winners will be announced Sunday!

Announcements, Jewish Homeschooling

Release of the Talmud Time Period!

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!!

Back to School Giveaway, Jewish Homeschooling

Charlotte Mason Plenary WINNER!

Mazel Tov Angela McKimmey Pratt! You are the winner of the Charlotte Mason Plenary Giveaway!! Please email us at aniveami@gmail.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!

Back to School Giveaway, Jewish Homeschooling

Capit Learning 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:

  1. Like Ani ve-ami on Facebook.
  2. Follow Capit Learning on Facebook.
  3. Join the Ani ve-ami group on Facebook.
  4. Comment about which curriculum you would like to receive.
  5. Share this post on social media.
  6. 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.

Back to School Giveaway, Jewish Homeschooling

Family Book of Midrash WINNER!

Mazel Tov Brittney Thompson! You are now the proud owner of The Family Book of Midrash!! Please email us at aniveami@gmail.com 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!

Back to School Giveaway, Jewish Homeschooling

Charlotte Mason Plenary Giveaway!

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!

If you find the idea of introducing your children to famous artists, never fear! These packets breakdown the subject of art appreciation into small doses and provides you with everything you need to do know in order to help your child develop a life long relationship with beautiful art!
If Charlotte Mason’s original writings from the early 1900s intimidates you, then this may be just the thing you need! Rachel and Ruk went through making the text easy to read, adding annotations concerning uncommon words and phrases, and other helpful notes and wise words of Charlotte Mason’s! Additionally they added some questions at the end of each chapter to get you thinking! This can be a really helpful tool to both the novice and the experienced Charlotte Mason homeschooler alike!
Ah Plutarch, that topic that strikes fear into homeschool parents! Whether you find Plutarch intimidating or just do not understand what possible relevance he could have to your children’s education, you need look no further than right here! Rachel is a strong proponent of teaching Plutarch! Not only did he write some of the earliest biographies on people who appear in our history books, but his biographies make a great study of character and citizenship. Are there other books that can assist in teaching citizenship? Yes, but this was the first book of its kind, and if we only take lessons from people of our own time or own perspective, where does that leave us? These guides especially make Plutarch accessible to families. Not only has Rachel made a point of laying it out in a nice user-friendly, step-by-step manner, but she has also made edits and annotations where necessary so you can hand this off to your child without any concern that the content might not be appropriate! You also don’t have to buy Plutarch’s Lives because it is all right here!! I have been nervous about starting Plutarch with my kids, but after reading through Rachel’s guide, I feel totally confident!
And…if you would like to coordinate your Plutarch studies with your picture studies, you can now do that too! I had never thought about doing this, but I can see how it might add some color to your Plutarch studies!
For your younger students who might not yet be ready for Plutarch, we have Rachel’s updated and revised America First by Lawton B. Evans. America First is a well written early American History book, but given when it was written, it was in severe need of updating, especially some terms we no longer use.
And now for my favorite product, Rachel’s planning guides! If you feel overwhelmed planning your school year and you need some tailored specifically to your family, then you are going to want one of these guides! We, at Ani ve-ami, like what Rachel has done here so much that we are working with her to create one tailored specifically to Ani ve-ami. In the meantime, I cannot recommend this guide enough. Rachel breaks down what a Charlotte Mason curriculum should look like and why. Then she helps you look realistically at your family’s needs to create a plan that isn’t overwhelming.

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:

  1. Like Ani ve-ami’s Facebook page.
  2. Like Charlotte Mason Plenary’s Facebook page.
  3. Join the Ani ve-ami Facebook group.
  4. Join the Charlotte Mason Plenary Facebook group.
  5. Comment with your favorite product from the Plenary.
  6. Comment with something you learned from the Plenary blog.
  7. Share this post on social media.
  8. Add friends to Ani ve-ami’s Facebook group and tag them in your comment (up to 3 entries).

One comment per entry!!

Back to School Giveaway, Jewish Homeschooling

Barbara Diamond Goldin’s Family Book of Midrash Giveaway!

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.

  1. Visit Barbara Diamond Goldin’s website and comment on this post about which of her books you’d like to read.
  2. Like Ani Ve-Ami on Facebook and comment on this post to let us know
  3. Subscribe to Ani Ve-Ami and comment on this post to let us know
  4. Join Ani Ve-Ami group on Facebook and comment on this post to let us know
  5. Share this giveaway on any social media platform and comment on this post to let us know where you shared it
  6. Let us know in a comment on this post what your favorite part of Ani Ve-Ami has been so far

Good luck!