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, January 22, 2013

HaShavuah - Nachshonim


Hashavuah
January 22, 2013
10 Shvat, 5773

Shalom Nachshonim Families,
We would like to fill you in on our activities from last week. We continued our interest in cats and we have been talking about the exciting chag/holiday of Tu B'Shvat.

Chatoolim/cats
-We had several cat books on our shelf last week. "Only the Cat Saw", "The Kitten Book", and "Ginger".
- Another book we are touroughly enjoying is called "I am Maru". This book is about a special cat that lives in Japan. This cat is well known and famous because of his YouTube videos. We did not watch them, but we do have the book that his owner published about Maru's quirky habbits and tendency to squeeze into boxes.
-At circle time, we had a chance to look at photographs of cats that both Tobie and Ofra brought in to share.
-We then started hanging these pictures on the wall for us to enjoy.
-We also hung up a poster of Maru the cat!

-On Tuesday we had a very small crowd of children so we walked across the street to Berkeley Way Mini Park. We talked about safety as we walk across the street and how we must hold hands the whole way until we arrive.
- Because we had such a small class on Tuesday, we invited some of our Nevonim friends to come and join us for our music session with Melita.

-We mixed paints from the primary colors.

-Finger painting!
-We have taken down our old artwork and we are replacing them with new ones to decorate our space.

Tu B'Shvat
-We have a few enjoyable books about etzim/trees and growing plants in our reading corner. "A Tree is Nice", "The Carrot Seed".
-We also have a great song book in Hebrew called Doda Tova/Aunt Tova. Doda Tova has a hat, and in it she plants seeds and grows fruit trees in her hat! Then, she shares the fruit with neighbors, guests and children.

-On Friday, Ofra was out and Collin was subbing for her.

We have already begun another week of excitement and we will let you know all about it at the end of the week.

L'hitraot
Ofra v'Anna

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