Congregation Netivot Shalom Preschool seeks to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child.
We are devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents.
In addition, we seek to ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to her or his Jewish heritage and commit him or her to a lifetime passion for learning.

Friday, June 10, 2011

HaShavuah - Nevonim

June 10, 2011
8 sivan, 5771
We had a lovely, fun-filled holiday week even if it was only three days of class time!
We made our own blintzes to celebrate Shavuot - filling them with sweet cheese to represent the land of milk and honey.  We learned how Jewish children all over the world often start their Hebrew learning with a taste of honey to recognize how sweet the Torah is.
We also learned a Hebrew song (Eretz Zavat Halav) that speaks of milk and honey.
We finished counting the Omer (50 days from Pesah to Shavuot) and celebrated by making bundles of wheat to decorate the class and/or take home.
We read the Book of Ruth and acted it out many times as children shared the coveted roles of:  Elimelech, Naomi, Mahlon, Killion, Ruth, Orpah, Boaz, Camel and Donkey!
We gleaned our barley the way Ruth did in the fields of Boaz.
We read about the 10 Commandments in No Rules for Michael and then wrote our own classroom 10 commandments to summarize our most important values, they included: Not Stealing, Do Not Destroy Things, Be Kind to Parents, Be Kind to Others, Be Safe, Don't hurt peoples' feelings. Be Kind to Animals, Treat Others as you want to be treated, Don't Fight and Speak Hebrew!
We began talking about next week and how few days we have left together as a Kitah; we collected ideas from the children about what projects or ideas they wanted to revisit from this year: some of their ideas including making snacks including lemonade and cheesecake!! They also wanted to bring a frisbee to the park on Tuesday (so if you have one, send it to school on Tuesday!)  We will have a picnic lunch next week because that was also a popular idea.
Also, next week we will talking about the organization in Israel to help poor people that we have chosen,
Dinah, Eve, Ruth and Tobie

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