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.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
We will be making a special challah order for the High Holy Days that fall mid-week. Please let me know by Monday, September 26, if you would like to receive round, 1 pound challot here at school from Grand Bakery for Rosh HaShanah. They will be delivered to CNS by 1pm on Wednesday, September 28. Please note that fruit challot will be available throughout the holidays along with our regular plain, raisin, whole wheat, sesame and poppy options. You may email me your Rosh HaShanah requests. Typically, you must use the sign-up sheet on your child's kitah door.
Friday, September 9, 2011
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
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
Thursday, September 8, 2011
tomorrow, Friday, at 12:30.
The children from both kitot
will gather in the sanctuary
and we would love to have you join us!
Our pretend Shabbat song sheet is attached
if you would like a peek at what's to come!
You can also find the
Pretend Shabbat Family Tip Sheet,
at the back of the attached family handbook
so you can get an idea
of the flow of this special time together.