Bentzi

As part of her curriculum, Gloria spends a few hours a week in a program called Chalav u’Dvash. One of the teaching tools in Chalav u’Dvash is Bentzi, a turtle puppet ‘visiting’ the children from Israel to teach them Hebrew. Bentzi only speaks Hebrew, and keeps all sorts of fun things in his backpack shell.

Every week one of the students gets to take Bentzi home for the weekend, take care of him, and then write about their experience in a class notebook. This past weekend was Gloria’s turn. We took Bentzi with us on all of the weekend activities, keeping a photo journal of our experiences. Gloria had a great time!

Gloria and Bentzi
Montage of the weekend’s adventures for Bentzi’s journal

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Bentzi was nice and cozy in our living room furniture

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Hanging out with his nutcracker buddy at Seattle Gymnastics Academy

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Bentzi was enthralled by legos at Wunderkind

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Let’s make a turtle!