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, June 4, 2012

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah She'avar
June 4, 2012
14 Sivan, 5772

Shalom Nachshonim Families,

Here is an overview of the the activities that took place in the kitah
last week. We have been quite interested in the topic of instruments, in
particular string instruments.

-Colin and Ofra have both been bringing their string instruments to
school to play with the children and share with them.
- At circle time on Monday, we had a good look at both a guitar and an
ukulele. We discussed the differences we observed between the two in
size, sound, and amount of strings. We also talked about other string
instruments such as Colin's mandolin, a violin, a stand up bass and cello.
- A toy ukulele was found in the art room upstairs that now belongs to
us! We also pulled out our toy guitar from the closet so we now have two
string instruments to play with!
-We listened to "A Hen, A Chick, and A String Guitar" at circle time, a
song that goes along with a book.
-A few times this week, we found ourselves making music together, each
with our own instruments. One child said "Stop the music! I have an
idea! Let's make a band!

- We took a field trip on Tuesday to Berkeley Way Mini Park

-We played with ceramic clay out in the play yard.

- We have some new color paddles in the science area. They are
translucent, so when placed on top of each other, they create new
colors. We have sets of primary colors and sets of secondary colors.

-We have been enjoying our miniature doorway, with lock and key
included. The children are able to practice their fine motor skills
getting that door unlocked and opened and it allows for some creative
play. The mini door was one of Ofra's estate sale finds.

Hope you all have a lovely week
Ofra and Colin

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