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.

Friday, March 1, 2013

HaShavuah - Nevonim


March 1, 2013
19 Adar 5773

Dear Nevonim Parents,

Last week's rain followed by sun sparked an interest in the kitah about rainbows and where they come from. We said the blessing "who remembers the covenant, is faithful to it, and keeps its promise" which is traditionally said when viewing a rainbow. This week we pursued rainbows in every way we could! We made lots of rainbow art, we experimented with prisms and sunlight. We made rainbow striped cookies (a big success!) We did tie dye art. We read books about rainbows and colors and we practiced mixing colors in many ways. We even made a rainbow with our bodies, based on the colors (in Hebrew) that we were all wearing. We read "My Crayons Talk" about the different feelings that each color conveys. We read the "Orange Splot" that celebrated color and individuality. We read "Pinkalicious" and enjoyed the idea of green foods curing you if you ate too many pink things. We did a great science experiment with milk, dish soap and food coloring. The soap attaches itself to the fat in the milk (doesn't work with non-fat milk) and the color highlights this and makes marbleized swirls - it is quite dramatic.

We also made our own pizzas this week, played a game called Chamor Chadash (new donkey). We sang with Melita and learned about the weekly parashah with Shirlee. We made a golden calf out of challah this week (from the parashah) as well as a rainbow in honor of what we have been learning.

Have a Shabbat Shalom,

Nevonim Teachers,
Caitlin, Ruth and Shirlee

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