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 23, 2012

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah
March 23, 2012
29 Adar, 5772

Shalom Nachshonim Families!

Here it is again, all the exciting things that went on in our kitah this
week.

- We have been very inspired to create a lot of art this week. We did
some drawing with oil pastels, finger painting, collaging and sculptures.

- We had some very large lemons in our science area that were gifted to
us from Alexander and his family, he has a lemon tree in his yard. On
Friday we took them out to play yard and worked on making lemonade
outdoors. We sliced and juiced the lemons, added water and honey, and we
had lemonade with our lunch.

- We got to have a very close look at a snail. It was brought in by one
of the children in the morning and it spent the morning in the kitah
with us. After talking about where snails need to live to survive, we
brought it out to the play yard and set it free, off it went very slowly.

- We have a cardboard box in the kitah that is just the right size for a
child.

- Cacao in the sensory table, it smells like chocolate.

- This week we have had several oportunities to say She'chianu when we
did something new for the first time. We said it for holding the guinea
pigs for the first time, getting cheese in a lunch box for the first
time, and the first time making the decision to skip circle time in
order to extend our time with art projects.

-We have had several mealtime conversations about having babies in our
bellies, conversations inspired by Anna and her growing tummy.

Pesach is coming up!
- We read another Pesach book at circle time. We told the story and
talked about the ten plagues. We also talked about Chametz and things on
the Seder plate.
-We ate matza for snack on Thursday. Then we pulled out an Afikomen
cover, put a pretend matza inside (a piece of cardboard with the word
"Afikomen" written on it in big letters) and we are practicing hiding
the afikomen and searching for it.
-We read "Miriam and Her Brother Moses". It was nice to hear this story
with a picture book because we have been telling the story with puppets
at circle time and this was a bit different.

We are looking forward to more explorations and Pesach activities next week.

Shabbat Shalom
Ofra v'Anna

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