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, February 12, 2013

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah She'avar/Last week
February 11, 2012
1 Adar, 5773

Shalom Nachshonim Families,
Last was another exciting week in the kitah. Here are the highlights of our learning and play.
Plant life
-We continue to nibble on our sunflower greens that we sprouted a couple of weeks ago.
-Josh and his Ima Deb gifted us some delicious mayer lemons and some lovely herb plants that we plan to plant in the play yard.
-We compared various citrus fruit such as tangerines, grapefruit and lemon. At lunch time we sliced them all up and got to taste them all.
-Ofra has been sharing her very large grapefruit with the children at lunch every since we did our comparison.
- We were waiting for some action to happen with the carrot tips that we placed in water. We are waiting patiently. Then we noticed that one of the little tiny leaves is getting larger! We also noticed a couple of little roots are growing larger to drink the water.

-We have new documentation boards hanging in the kitah and in the hallway. The children have been checking them out and giving us words to place next to their pictures.
-On Wednesday we cooked pancakes together for snack. Anna did the flipping. As always when we cook, we measured our ingredients and watched how they changed with the heat of the skillet. We ate them with honey.
-On Thursday, the children helped dry the play structure out the yard with rags because it had rained that morning. They were then able to climb without slipping on puddles.
-We brought over a toy high chair from the other kitah for our baby dolls and now the children have somewhere to place baby dolls when they are being fed.
-We had some talk about the upcoming chag of Purim and costumes.
We have a very special book bag that we are now sending home with the children. In the bag is a book called "Baby Owls", there is a journal with blank pages, and a stuffed Baby Owl doll.
Every week we will take turns and the book bag will be sent home with a different child for the week. At home, parents can help their children document some words that the children share about their week with baby owl in the journal that is provided. The children can draw pictures, you can past images, you can write words, anything that gives us a glimpse of the owls experience is perfect.

Shavuah tov l'kulam/ have a good week everyone
Ofra and Anna

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