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 - Nevonim

Dear Nevonim Parents,

 We started the week out with rainy day fun while we used legos in the social hall.  We made lemonade from our gigantic lemon.  We did a science experiment with glue and borax which has been an evolving gooey, bouncy ball explosion over the course of a few days.  Some of us learned to play cards (War became Peace). 

We are sprouting beans to eat and  have been watching their progress.  We also planted more seeds and are noting the changes in the ones we are sprouting to plant that are in the windows.  On Tuesday, after singing with Melita and finishing up our two day picture days, we went to the park and we read the Lorax to our favorite tree.

 Today some of us experimented with making a pulley which became a pendulum - we are going to continue with this next week.

 We read "Say Hello Lily" in preparation for our visit to Helios Corner (senior living) next week.  We talked about how we might feel shy around new people whom we don't know and so we have prepared a few songs to sing for them to make us more comfortable.  We also baked  lots of gingersnaps to bring with us. 

Shabbatasaurus went home with Liam and Wild Thing with Elijah.

Thanks for the opportunity for the teachers to keep learning on Wednesday.  We spent the day talking about incorporating Jewish values into the kitah (which we do already!)  Rabbi Bridget Wynne talked to us about Tzedakah, Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), Hachnasat Orchim (Welcoming Guests), Gemilut Chasadim (Lovingkindness) and Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home or Kitah).

You have probably heard or noticed that Shirlee is away.  She went to visit her family in Israel.  She will be back on Monday, the 27th.  Colin will be subbing for her everyday except Wednesday when Nina will join the class.

We hope that you have a peaceful Shabbat and weekend.

 Nevonim Teachers,

 Caitlin, Ruth, Shirlee and Colin

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