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 27, 2012

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

January 27, 2012
3 Shvat, 5772

Shalom Nachshonim Families,
We have had another eventful week here at school and we have much to share with you all.

-  On Monday, Anna was out sick and we had Tobie in as a sub. At circle time, we sent Anna "refuah shlemah" for her to have a full recovery. We filled a pretend box with things we thought she would like. The children put in hugs, kisses, food, soup and smiles.

- We are still involved in explorations of wheels.
- We have eight wheels in the kitah/classroom. We have been rolling them to each other and spinning them like tops.
- At circle time on Tuesday, we made a train out of our bodies and we traveled around the kitah as we sang "Hene Rakevet"/"Here is a Train".
- We took a journey out to the parking lot on Wednesday to have a close look at Anna's car. She opened the hood and we had a chance to see the motor inside. We talked about all of the things that we recognized on the car. We also discussed the safety precautions that are necessary before walking out into the parking lot such as: Staying close together, looking for cars before we step out into the lot, and staying near Anna's car.
-The children have been pointing out the round things they see and mentioning that it is round like a wheel.

- We continue decorating large paper bags for a tzedakah project.
-On Monday we discussed what tzedakah is and how it is a mitzva. We talked about our tzedakah boxes and how we use that money we collect to give away.

- On Wednesday we cooked pancakes for snack.

- On Tuesday in the play yard, one child found a GIGANTIC worm. It was about 6 inches long. We were quite interested in it.

- We played with Ooblek!

- We have  begun talking about Tu B'shvat that is coming up next month. We sang "Tu B'Shvat Hege'a"/ Tu B'Shvat is Here with our songbook that has pictures.

- We were gifted two wonderful books from Israel that Ellie, Danielle and family gave us upon their return. One story is about Aunt Tova and her hats. Aunt Tova plants seeds in three different hats and from each one a tree grows. Anna grew up knowing a song that goes with this story and she sang it to us.

- We baked challah
We are looking forward to seeing you next week.
Shabbat Shalom
Ofra and Anna

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