“There’s No Place Like Akiba…”
Last night, our 5th grade students followed the yellow brick road and performed The Wizard of Oz in Hebrew! Yes, in Hebrew! What an amazing performance it was!
Did you know that it has been scientifically proven that speaking and learning a second language improves cognitive skills and overall brain function? Not only does learning a second language enhance performance in other academic areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary, and standardized testing, learning a second language delays the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
As a culmination of our lower school Hebrew curriculum, students in 5th grade showcase their second language learning through on-stage performances gaining the added benefits of drama: building confidence, helping concentration, supporting numeracy skills, assisting physical development, and developing emotional intelligence and communication skills.
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