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.

Monday, February 6, 2012

HsShavuah She'avar/Last Week

Hashavuah She'avar / Last week
February 6, 2011
13 Shevat, 5772
Shalom Nachshonim Families,
We did not get a chance to send you "Hashavuah" last Friday due to a very busy afternoon. We would still like to fill you in on last weeks activities and how thrilling they were.
-We have two new friends at school, at they are both GUINEA PIGS! One is named Shira and the other is names Rena. They are very friendly and we have been able to hold them and pet them.
- We are practicing all the safety rules we established to ensure that our new guinea pigs stay safe.
Tu B'Shvat preparations!
- At circle time on Monday last week, we read two books about trees as we prepare for Tu B'Shvat.
-We started making alfalfa sprouts last week. First we soaked them in water overnight. Then we continue rinsing them once a day for several days. The seeds grew tiny little roots that grew bigger and bigger everyday.
- We have planted carrots, onions and raddishes in our "Root Vue". We will be able to see the roots through the window once they start to grow.
-We are singing Tu B'Shvat songs and various songs about trees at circle time.
- We have begun sprounting beans and we will plant them in dirt once the roots start to sprout.
-We have been using the word "sprout" a lot. We even pretended to be small seeds that get watered and slowly start to grow.
-Ofra brought in her juicer from home and we made fresh apple juice! It was delicious!
-We constructed two large sculptures of trees! Children brought in branches and sticks from home to create the branches of our sculptures.
- We checked up on our worms in their new "worm bed" to see if they are enjoying it. We discovered many worms hanging out in the new bed and everything is composting as it should.
- We went to visit the Torah in the sanctuary and we had a close look at the "yad"/hand  that is used when reading the Torah.
- We have been reading a few books about using the potty.
Shavuah Tov,
Ofra and Anna

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