October 28, 2011
30 tishrei, 5772
Dear Nevonim Parents,
We had a very exciting week filled with a lot of building and baking, just like in the book Bim and Bom! We were really inspired by the work we did to build our Sukkah and wanted to learn more about the steps of construction. We read “Bruno the Carpenter” amd “Fix-It Sam." We began to take down our Sukkah, but as we removed the decorations some children pointed out how easily our Sukkah could be converted to a train depot, a house, or a fort. We are now in the process of deciding what our Sukkah will become.
We expanded our construction skills by borrowing styrofoam and golf tees from the Nachshonim kitah for hammering practice. Then Caitlin made a trip to Habitat for Humanity and purchased some 'real' tools. We practiced using screwdrivers and screws in Styrofoam and soft wood. We used these construction skills to make a plan for a fishing pole built with wood and magnets. The first pole off the production line is ready for use in the water table!
We baked individual corn muffins and ate them with some of our homemade butter for snack. We read “Bruno the Baker." We were so excited about baking we began a pretend bakery and used playdough to make cupcakes, challah, and muffins. We made a pretend pie at circle time and each child contributed their own favorite fruit.
As we do every week, we shared Monday morning Havdallah with the Nachshonim class. Melita came to sing with us on Tuesday, and after circle we took a stroll to the library. There were six new, and very funny books for us to hear this week, each one made us giggle. We stopped at the park on our way back to our kitah!
Ruth was helping her son get ready for his Bar Mitzva on Thursday and Friday, so we met a new substitute teacher, Sarah! We welcomed her and played many name games so she could get to know us.
We had a lot of fun this week!
Caitlin, Ruth, Shirley