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 18, 2011

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

November 18, 2011
21 Cheshvan 5772

Shalom Nachshonim Families,

Another exciting week has passed. We would like to share with you some
of the things that took place in the kitah.

- We have been decorating our picture frames that we will be sending as
gifts to Sabas and Savtas/ Grandparents during Hannukah time.
- We turned this art project into a multiday project. First the children
painted their frames. Then they glued nature materials onto the frames,
needles from the redwood tree and a wooden cirlces that came from a
branch that was chopped on a chop saw.
- We had some discussion about a chop saw.

- At some point in the past, a teacher showed the kids that you can blow
up a rubber glove so it looks like there is a hand in there. We
discovered that if you flip it upside down, it resembles the udders of a

- We have some really great books in the kitah this week. Including
"Where's My Teddy" by Jez Alborough, " The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe
Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear." and "Go Away Big Green Monster" by
Ed Emberly.

- We had an enjoyable visit from Nora the Librarian. She brought some
fun books to read with us and shared some songs with us. One book we
really enjoyed was called "Press Here", and interactive book that we
found to be really neat.

- We watered the plants that we planted last week. We used spray bottles
to wet the soil.
- At circle time we had a close look at one of the plants that we did
not plant in a pot yet. We saw the brown roots covered in dirt. We spoke
about the job the roots do to help a plant grow. We also mentioned that
all plants have roots in the dirt.

- We have been using our puppet theater in the kitah for the last couple
of weeks. Apparently it also serves as a great ice cream shop.

- We had some activities in the social hall on a wet rainy Friday. We
had our balance beams out, our large mats for tumbling, our tunnel, and
the plastic chairs that make for excellent trains when lined up. We also
had a chance to use our toy trains and tracks in the large room,
allowing for a larger track to be built.

- We talked about how Ofra will not be here next week. She is getting on
an airplane and flying to Madrid, Spain to be with her family. We talked
about Nina, our substitute teacher who most of the children have met
before, and how she will be in the kitah with Anna. We also talked about
how we will miss each other.

Shabbat Shalom,
Ofra v'Anna

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