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, January 6, 2012

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah
January 6, 2012
11 Tevet, 5772

Shalom Nachshonim Families,

It has been really great to be in the classroom again and to spend time
with your children again. We had a pleasant week after our two weeks
off. Here are some highlights from our week's activities:

- We talked about the loss of our beloved fish Chaim. We talked a little
bit about how we might feel without him and about how the classroom will
be a little bit different.

- On Monday, we looked a picture of our new student named Rikki. Rikki
will be joining us next week.

- We are working on a large communal drawing using very vibrant oil
pastels on black paper.

- We also did an experiment that one of nachshonim students suggested we
try. We took paper towels and drew on them with markers. Then we sprayed
the paper towels with our pray bottles and watched how the colors bled
together.

- Sensory play out in the play yard. We played with shaving cream and
soft blocks. The shaving cream can be used as "mortar" to hold the
blocks together.

- We did the very important job of creating a new bed for the worms in
our worm bin. We tore up paper and cardboard and moistened it with
water. We mixed in some dirt and some worms to get things started. The
new bed sits on the old one and the idea is that the worms will work
their way up to the new bed.

- We had plenty of water play this week, taking advantage of this warm
weather. The Nachshonim and the Nevonim used our lilly pad buckets for
water play. By flipping them over, the children filled the buckets with
water and many of them chose to stand in the buckets filled with water.

- We have been using spray bottles for play out in the yard and we have
also been using them to water our plants.

-On Friday, we met Rikki! She came to visit the school with her mother.
We had a pleasant time playing with her for the first time.
- We made challah on Friday, as usual.

Shabbat Shalom
Ofra and Anna

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