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, July 30, 2012


July 27, 2012
8 Av, 5772

Shalom Preschool Families,

-This week we did a lot of merrymaking. We danced to The Macaroons,
drumming along with tambourines and blocks. We also danced to old
favorites like HaGeshem, The Rainbow Song, and Dudai Dun Digee Dai.

-We played restaurant several times this week. The children took food
orders on notecards. This helped them learn about the sounds letters
make, how to write the letters, and how to spell the words. When
bring people's orders to them the children were learning that a cloth
can be an olive and cheese pizza, just as the letter "z" can make the
"ts" sound.

-Speaking of olive and cheese pizza, inspired by the restaurant game,
we made individual pizzas on Thursday using English muffins, tomato
sauce, two kinds of cheese, olives, and corn.

-Nora the Librarian also came on Thursday. She read many books to us,
including one called The Gumdrop Tree. After reading this story she
gave each child a gumdrop, kosher of course.

-On Wednesday we did Yoga with Sarah. The children learned many Yoga
poses including frog, dog, dragon, lion, fish, tree, crab, table, and
bridge. The children even made some poses of their own, including a
pose for the Hebrew letter bet.

-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

-On Friday we celebrated Pretend Shabbat with Elijah's Ima Liora
leading us in ritual. We sang Hinei Mah Tov to three different
melodies, including a call-and-response version led by Asher's Abba
Matthew. Aviv's entire family was in attendance including her Savta,
Saba, Ima, Abba, and her two younger sisters.

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

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