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, March 16, 2012

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah
March 16, 2012
22 Adar, 5772

Shalom Nachshonim Families,

Another week of learning and fun has passed. Here is what we were up to in the kitah this week.

- We mentioned that there is a holiday coming up and that there is a story that goes with the holiday of Pesach. We have told the Purim story numerous times and it seems that the children really enjoy hearing stories about the holidays. Immediately, the children requested to hear the Pesach story.
-At circle time on Monday, Anna and Ofra told the story of Pesach, beginning wtih baby Moses and how his mother made his basket comfortable and waterproof.
-At circle time on Tuesday, we discussed Pesach some more. We talked about how the afikonen is hidden and the must be found during the Pesach Seder.
-We also talked about Moses and his life when he grew up and how he requested from Pharoah "Let my people go!", and how the Jews in Egypt didn't have time let their bread rise so they quickly baked their Matza and were off.
-From our closet we pulled out a sack of small multicultural people stuffies. The dolls are small and they fit nicely into our small baskets. They are our  baby Moseses.

- Ooblek

- We had a rain walk, or more like a rain run, on Tuesday in the courtyard. We spend a short time outdoors in the rain running from one end of the courtyard and  back many times.

- We are swapping the art on the walls with new pieces of art made by the children.

- The teachers had a very productive staff development day on Thursday. We have posted what we were up to on the exit door near the nevonim kitah. Please have a look and you can see how we are working on our professional development.

-We have been reading "In The Night Kitchen" by Maurice Sendak a lot. It is has been a favorite this week.

-We made Challah of course!

Shabbat Shalom
Ofra and Anna
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