so today i asked chana when she wanted to do chumash. she surprised me by saying after she eats her macaroni (for breakfast). i figured she'd want to do it after chemistry class. after she ate, i noticed she had 8 minutes left to the show she was watching so i asked her if she wanted to finish it up. she did.
at which point elazar begged for chumash. so i said ok. and chana said, hey, it's MY turn for chumash and they begin kind of bickering over who gets to do chumash. i said elazar first and i showed him some shins since he seemed to distinguish those last time, and then i pointed to sounds and had him repeat, then pointed to words and had him repeat. i really think i ought to learn trup because he tends to know all the words of songs and it could be a good thing for him down the road if we trup the pesukim. after a pasuk, it was chana's turn.
i took a new white board and made a wiggly line that branched into 4 wiggly lines. i said "this is the nahar. it parad into 4 roshim." (i actually said the whole thing in hebrew). and i pantomimed with my hands. and she said, "split?" yup. then she reviewed the whole white board from yesterday. i asked her who was the "he split" and "he was 4 heads." she thought it was hashem but when i said it was the nahar, she saw that.
then we did the 3 words of the half of the next pasuk. zip. the next part is tough because i don't know one of the words. should i just look it up and tell her? because she is so resistant to the dictionary? i wonder what will happen.