Yeshivat Netivot Montessori – Jewish Studies Curriculum Sets
Below please find a summary of the Jewish Montessori curriculum sets available from Yeshivat Netivot Montessori. Please do not hesitate to be in touch with any questions you may have. For curriculum sales, please call 732-985-4626 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary Curriculum Sets
The Primary Parasha materials include miniature objects for the “Parasha Basket” and moveable Aleph-Bet, delightful bags of objects with matching and sequencing activities for specific parashot, and cross-curricular works such as Yosef’s coat, a sewing activity, and Rivka’s water pitchers, an integrated Parasha and math work.
For weeks before each of the chagim, the Jewish Montessori Primary classroom sees an explosion of new works. The Netivot curriculum uses a wide variety of materials, including object to picture/word matching, picture to picture/word matching, miniature objects for moveable Aleph-Bet,writing booklets, and sorting works (such as chametz/kasher l’Pesach). In addition, there are numerous works designed to synthesize Judaic content with other areas of study, such as math, sensorial and practical life.
Our Jewish Life curriculum includes a wide variety of materials designed to reinforce the study of Shabbat, Kashrut, Brachot and Tefilah. Sets include miniature environments with labels, object/picture/word matching, object sets for the moveable Aleph-Bet, classification works (such as dairy, meat, pareve), and practical life activities such as faux challah braiding.
The Primary years are a wonderful time to lay the foundation for spoken Hebrew. We have developed an array of materials to support Hebrew language acquisition, including moveable Aleph-Bet activities isolating beginning sounds, ending letters, and vowel sounds, matching card sets, miniature objects and mini-environments for a variety of vocabulary areas (seasons, clothing, furnishings, body parts, colors, etc.), and initial lessons in noun-verb combinations and basic conjugation.
Pricing for specific material sets is available upon request. Please call 732-985-4626 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lower and Upper Elementary Curriculum Sets
The Netivot Humash materials give children translation skills that will serve them in their study of all texts of Tanach. The materials begin with a miniature environment including a range of common Humash nouns and continue with card sets for prefixes (conjunction, article, prepositions, etc.) and possessive pronoun suffixes (your, their, our, etc.). Using the Montessori parts of speech for color coding, students learn to visualize all of the combination words they encounter in the text divided into their component parts. For a comprehensive approach to Hebrew language, it is highly recommended that this set of curricular materials be used in conjunction with the Dikduk/Ivrit materials described below.
The Netivot Hebrew Language materials cover areas including otzar milim (vocabulary), verb conjugation in present, past and future tenses, zachar/nkeiva (feminine and masculine), yachid/rabim (singular and plura), numbers, time, adjective-noun correspondence, elements of Hebrew syntax (such as “yesh,” “ein,” and “et”), and Hebrew writing and conversation.
Navi materials have been developed for the study of Sefer Yehoshua and Sefer Shoftim. Yehoshua materials include a miniature environment and card sets for p’rakim students tend to learn in depth. Shoftim materials include a wheel activity representing the cycle of history during the period of Shoftim with card sequencing sets for key characters and their stories.
Torah Sheb’al Peh
The Netivot Torah Sheb’al Peh materials include works that reinforce understanding of the history and purpose of the Oral Torah as well as works pertaining to specific hagim or specific mishnayot. Some examples include the “halachic source search” tracing the sources for a variety of halachot from Torah Shebichtav and Torah Sheb’al Peh, a “tzurat hadaf” work helping students identify the elements of a page of Gemara, and a board game reinforcing the history of our Mesorah Monopoly-style. There are also mishna works related to specific masechtot students studied in fourth and fifth grade (e.g. Brachot, Bava Kama, Bava Metzia).
The Netivot parasha materials cover topics in the parshiyot such as days of creation, family tree of the Avot, Birchot Yaakov, parts of the Mishkan, and Bigdei Kehuna. They also include materials pertaining to nouns, verbs and other parts of speech connecting parasha and the students’ ongoing Hebrew studies.
This set includes materials for all of the holidays that take place during the school year (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Tu B’shvat, Purim, Pesach, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Shavuot). Materials cover topics such as names of the chag, halachot of the chag, symbolic foods associated with the chag, order of the Seder, 10 makot, etc.)
Presenting the timeline of history is important both to Montessori and to Jewish education. The Netivot timeline material is comprised of sets that correspond to various parts of Jewish History including the time of the Avot, the time of the first and second Beit Hamikdash, the time period of each of the chagim, as well as the modern period.
Existing Tefilah materials include works for Adon Olam, Birchot Hashachar, Ashrei, Kriyat Shma, and Ani ma’am in as well as Brachot classification works. Additional Tefilah materials continue to be developed. Be sure to ask if there are new Tefilot available!
Elementary materials may be purchased as individual sets or as packages. Please call 732-985-4626 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your school’s needs and learn about pricing.