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, September 9, 2011

HaShavuah - Nevonim

Dear Nevonim Families,

Wow! What a wonderful first week of learning we have had! We started
the week by learning Bruchim Ha'Baim (welcome) in Hebrew and making
aleph and bet with our bodies using Aleph-Bet Yoga. We sang Thank You
God and talked about what we are thankful for. We learned about the
Jewish value of Nedivut (Generosity) as we reached out to help new and
old friends. We also said the Shehechiyanu prayer for the first day
of school for all of us, adding that to our daily Modeh Ani and Shema
prayers.

We talked about Mishpachah (family) and started the process
of making family portraits to see who is in each of our families. We
sang about a mishpachah of sharks in our new song "Sharks", even
saying our daily Shema prayer as a shark might! We read several Ms.Frizzle science books including one about volcanoes which led us tocreate our own erupting volcanoes outside with baking soda and Hvinegar. Inside we made tie dye paper towel art which we are going to
sew together to make a paper quilt. We learned the Hebrew words for
circle (Igul), square (Ribua) and triangle (Mishulash) as we began
exploring shapes. Today for Shabbat, we sang the Shabbat Shuffle and
started talked about Parashat Noach and the story of Noah's Ark.

Next week we look forward to continuing all of this and starting to
talk about Rosh Ha'Shanah. We were hoping that if you have any
shoeboxes or lids, you could send them in next week for a family
project. Also, we are in the process of replacing all of our plastic
pretend food with wooden food, but until then, we would love any
empty, safe, food containers that you have lying around - especially
if they have Hebrew written on them! Next week Melita will rejoin us
for singing on Tuesday and we will go on our first field trip to the
park - if you can join us, please do!

Thanks for sharing your children with us,

Nevonim Teachers: Caitlin, Ruth, Shirley

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