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 11, 2012

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah She'avar
June 11, 2012
21 Sivan, 5772

Shalom Nachshonim Families,

I would like to inform all of you about our eventful week last week.
Here are the highlights:

- On Monday, we wnt outdoors to play but we decided that the weather was
not the most pleasant. We then moved ourselves to the social hall where
we had indoor activities.

- We celebrated Alexander's 3rd Birthday!

- On Tuesday we used "Nature Print Paper" that was gifted to us by a
parent. When you place objects on the paper and place it in the sun for
a couple of minutes, the paper picks up a print of the shadow. We have
begun framing the prints we made.

- We have a couple of great musical instrument books. One is an
informative book about different instruments. One page shows an array of
various string instruments like the violin, viola, cello and bass. The
bass instrument is so big it doesn't event fit on the page in our book.
Another book we have in our reading corner is "Zin Zin Zin, a Violin",
about musicians, instruments and orchestras.
-Colin brought in his guitar and played some melodies for us and with
the children. He talked about the parts of the guitar, the head, neck
and body. He also strummed for us in different styles. We sang a slow
melodic version of ABC's and then Colin made up some words to a blues
tune he played for us.

-In the past couple of weeks, there have been a few times when the
children made a "volcano" in the sandbox by making a large pile of sand.
On Wednesday we used play dough to make a volcano mountain. We mixed
baking soda and vinegar in the hole in the top of our volcano and
watched the reaction that occurs, it was exciting to see the volcano erupt.

- We made a large communal painting on Wednesday.

- A child brought in a rubber band one day. We discovered that the band
can be stretched and plucked like a guitar and it makes a sound much
like a guitar.

- We put rubber bands around small boxes and lids and made our very
own string instruments.
- We also used the rubber bands for our geo-boards. Various shapes can
be made by stretching the rubber bands over the pegs in the board.

We are looking forward to another week ahead of us.
Ofra and Colin

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