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, November 4, 2011

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah
November 4th, 2011
7 Cheshvan, 5772
 
Shalom Nachshonim Families,
 
This week was another eventful week full of interesting activities. Here is are some of the things that occurred in the kitah this week that we would like to share with you.
 
- Our Explorations of corn continued this week. We made corn muffins on Wednesday and ate them with our lunches.
-We did a science experiment on both Monday and Tuesday and we placed pop corn kernels in the microwave and waited in the kitchen for the microwave to stop running. While we waited we hypothesized about what we think might happen. We observed the color of the kernels and noticed they were yellow, the children hypothesized that when they come out of the microwave they will still be yellow, but alas, they were white.
- Our felt board pieces for the story of Teeras Cham/ Hot Corn are out in the kitah. The children have been placing them up on the felt board and singing "Bim Bam Bam. Teeras Cham!" or requesting to read the story.
 
-We have been involved in various art activities this week.
-We mixed paints on Tuesday from primary colors. We watched how mixing certain colors together will make different hues of color. This reminded us of a book we have been reading called "Little Blue and Little Yellow" by Leo Leoni. In this story Little Blue and Little Yellow hug each other and they turn green.
- We had a popular art session outside on a table that the Nevonim had brought out there. We used oil pastels and made small drawings.
 
-Anna taught us a new song in Hebrew about yadaim/hands and the things they are able to do.
 
- One of our more challenging puzzles of the train has been quite popular. We even pulled out another puzzle that is equally as challenging of an airplane.
 
-We have been using our long handle shovels out in the play yard. They are excellent for serious digging. They even became a device to push balls around the play yard (like a hockey stick).
 
- On Thursday we played with shaving cream on the table. We spread it on the table and noticed we can make designs or letters in it by using our fingers.
 
- We had a very large cardboard box in our kitah this week. Large enough to fit multiple children.
 
- We are currently in the process of removing and replacing the artwork that was hanging on the wall with new pieces of art.
 
 
We hope everyone has a pleasant weekend.
Shabbat Shalom
Ofra and Anna

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