Fran presents workshops for educators at conferences in libraries or schools on various themes. As Music producer of the Tal Sela Hebrew Language Arts curriculum and author/composer of "Z'man Lashir - Time to Sing Hebrew" accompanying the Kadima and Z'man Likro curricula, Fran offers workshops on Hebrew through song - an aural/oral approach to language learning.
TUNING INTO MOTHER EARTH - IMA ADAMA- ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITY SONGS
In English and Hebrew
These participatory songs and movement activities teach young children about creation, seasons, planting and harvesting, animate science lessons, and promote a love and awareness of nature. Themes include current environmental issues ( re-use and recycle) and the need to nurture our world and its natural gifts. (TIKKUN OLAM) Ideal for Shabbat, Tu Bishvat, Shavuot, Sukkot and Earth Day Celebrations.
(N - 3)
B'KOL ECHAD - SING-ALONGS, SING-A-ROUNDS -SINGABLE SONGS FOR ALL SEASONS
(in English and Hebrew)
Learn new songs, and 'new settings for old favourites', for the classroom, children's chorus, choir or car! Songs for all Seasons - Cycles, and Holidays, for use throughout the year.
(Ideal for grades 5 and up)
HOW MANY CANDLES?... LIGHT-HEARTED HOLIDAY ACTIVITY SONGS
Brighten up the Holidays with lively songs about our Heroes, Heroines, Heritage and History. A fun-filled musical 'walk back into history' provides teachers with methods for effectively using music and movement in the early childhood classroom and integrates the Judaic and general curricula. Simple activity songs in English and Hebrew teach Jewish values, and customs while enhancing basic skills' learning.
FROM ALEPH TO TAV - HEBREW AS EASY AS ABC! (AN ORAL APPROACH FOR YOUNG LEARNERS!)
These original light-hearted, lively, language learning songs from "Z'MAN LASHIR - Time to Sing Hebrew", provide singable syntax, vivid vocabulary and painless pronunciation practice. With catchy consonants clusters, bouncy rhythms and infectious humour, singing the sounds of the Hebrew language becomes as familiar and easy as ABC. This workshop provides an enjoyable introduction for new language learners of all ages.