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 30, 2012

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah
March 30, 2012
7 Nissan, 5772

Shalom Nachshonim Families,

Shabbat Shalom to everyone. Here are the highlights of our week here at
Netivot Shalom Preschool.

- We continue our discussions and learning about Peasach. We have been
reading books, telling stories, looking at pictures, and having puppet
shows .
-We have been talking a lot about Moses' trek through the desert for 40
years. Tobie brought in a book to share with us at circle time. It is a
book about the deserts of Israel. Now we have a sense of what the desert
might have looked like for the Jews during that time.
- We got to hear Melita tell us the story of Pesach as well. Of course
Melita's version had songs.
- We have been talking about what it means to have been a slave back then.
- We have been talking about bricks and mortar and we learned that the
choreset we eat a Pesach represents the mortar used by slaves for building.
-We have been singing Ma Nishtana,
- We cooked Matza brei on Thursday. The children enjoyed making it and
eating it.

- On Monday and Tuesday, we washed our baby dolls in plastic bins. We
have been talking a lot about babies in the kitah both because of Anna's
ever growing tummy and baby Moses.

- We continue our creative activities with various art materials at our
table in the kitah as well as outside in the play yard. Glue has been
quite popular.
- The children occupied themselves with chalk out in the play yard for
at least 30 minutes. The children were layering different colors of
chalk and rubbing them in together with their hands. Then some children
were making the chalk disappear with water. Some children put their
hands in the wet chalk till they were covered, walked over to a dry and
clean spot on the cement and made hand prints.

-We celebrated Aya's fourth birthday on Monday. We ate yogurt parfaits
at snack time to celebrate. Mazal Tov!

- We have a new selection of dress-up clothes in our dramatic play
corner. We also have a couple larger, more complicated puzzles that we
have never used before. One of them is a Seder plate puzzle. It has 24
pieces.

-We baked challah on Friday of course.

Next week should be very exciting as we prepare for Pesach. We hope
everyone has a pleasant weekend.

Shabbat Shalom
Ofra v'Anna

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