If you’re a new (or not so new) immigrant it might be a different story! The school supplies, especially the notebooks and folders, are not the same as the ones you may have grown up with. So I made this video to explain. Look for the annotations that have the names of the supplies in English, Hebrew, and transliteration.
Note: I misspoke at minute 3:55. The plastic covers for books, notebooks and workbooks are called atifot. The annotation includes the correction.
Also, I don’t include machberet hachamah, a smart notebook. For first (and sometimes second) graders, they have color coding to make them easier for kids learning to write. If someone can send me a picture I’ll put it up.
Good luck to everyone who started school this week!
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