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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

HaShavuah - (a bit delayed)

Hashavuah
July 20, 2012
30 Tamuz, 5772

Shalom Preschool Families,

-This has been a week of visitors. Gary, from Helios Corner visited
the classroom on Monday. Tuesday we had our regular singing with
Melita. On Wednesday Ruth's son Ezra helped out in the kitah and
Collin dropped by for some mandolin playing and lunch. Sarah did yoga
with us on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Caitlin's friend Michael
substituted for William for the first hour of the day on Thursday and
Shirley was with us in the afternoon. What a joy to share our
classroom with so many wonderful visitors.
-We also welcomed a new child into our kitah this week. Unfortunately
Aviv will only be with us for the Summer months.

-We continue our explorations of food. This week this has included
working in our garden, making chef's hats and baking potato pudding
(inspired by a picture book). We also counted, sorted, and played
with mini toy fruits, in both Hebrew and English. We read "What's for
Lunch?" and "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato," which was fun since
Ruth's son Ezra really doesn't like tomatoes. We played restaurant,
complete with waitstaff to write down your name and your order for the
day. We made prints from toy fruit for an ongoing mural. We also
sang and danced to Animal Action and the Tummy Tango.

-And of course we continued with many other wonderful activities
including morning tefillah, painting, drawing, creations with paper,
markers, scissors and tape, lego building, block building, train track
building, playing family, playing animal family, and various forms of
soccer. We even made letter imprints in Play Doh.

-And on Friday we celebrated a double birthday for Raya and Yarden,
who both made crowns, with the help of friends, and turned chairs into
decorated thrones. Yarden brought in assorted berries for snack. And
while Yarden declined the invitation we did sing Yom Huledet Sameach
to Raya while William and Ruth raised her in her throne five times,
one for each year of her life. For Pretend Shabbat Yarden and Raya
helped our Shabbat family, the Kirsch family in honor of Hazel's last
day at Netivot Shalom Preschool, with all the steps of Friday night
Shabbat.

More excitement to come next week!
Shabbat Shalom,
William and Ruth

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