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, February 17, 2012

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah
February 17, 2012
24 Shevat, 5772
 
Shalom Nachshonim Families,
 
This week in the kitah we have grown very excited about cats. Here are the highlights of our week.
 
- We now have several cat related books in our reading corner library.
-At circle time on Monday, Tobie brought in a photograph of her cat Huey. Tobie also brought in a very special book about a cat named Maru. Maru lives in Japan and his owner takes photographs and videos of her funny cat Maru. (You can check out Maru on YouTube by the way, he is quite enjoyable and he does some pretty cool things.)
-We have been looking at Maru's pictures a lot this week and reading about his daily life.
-Maru loves to squeeze himself into small boxes. We dismantled our Tu B'Shevat tree sculptures and we are now using the boxes that were the base of the trees as boxes for cats to climb in.
-We now have several children meowing and crawling like cats.
- We sang and acted out "Two Little Kitty Cats"
- We talked about how when we pretend to be cats, the only thing we are missing is tails. We talked about searching through our art materials to find something appropriate that we can make into cat tails.
 
- Play dough in the mornings!
 
- We had the guinea pigs in our kitah on Monday. We got to look at how they live and eat. We held them and fed them carrots and hay.
- One child brought in a book from home about pets and there are a few pages dedicated to guinea pigs. At circle time we looked at some images of guineas that look a bit different than our Rena and Shira.
 
-We had photo days on Monday and Tuesday and we got to see Amy the photographer's camera. Amy was very friendly to us.
 
- We had a look at our GIANT animal encyclopedia. Including images of wild cats and felines.
 
-We made challah of course!
 
We hope everyone has a pleasant weekend and a pleasant President's Day on Monday.
 
Shabbat Shalom
Ofra and Anna
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