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.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Every one of us (every one of us) has all we need (has all we need)
Sky of blue (sky of blue) and sea of green (sea of green)
Friday, September 13, 2013
September 13, 2013
9 Tishre 5774
Shalom Nachshonim Families,
We have had a wonderful first two weeks of school. It's been nice getting to know your children and seeing them get to know each other. We have been involved in many exciting activities. Here are the highlights ...
- On Monday morning, we found a spider in our dramatic play area. We observed it for a while before we set it free outside
- We mixed our own easel paints from primary colors.
- We cleaned the guinea pigs cage on Monday and again on Friday. Some of the children assisted in the process.
- We have been spending lots of time getting to know each other through play, mealtimes, and circle time.
- We have been practicing washing our hands, a skill we will need to use a lot at school.
- We have been singing some great songs together. Open, Shut Them. Transportation, What a Fascination. Baby Beluga. Shalom Chaverim. And Hashafan Hakatan ( the little rabbit)
-We have a great selection of books in our library. The Carrot Seed. My Truck Is Stuck. Maisy Drives the Bus. Maisy Takes a Bath. Thank You Bear. 10 Shirim Rishonim (first 10songs)
-The children made Q-tip paintings and oil pastel drawings this week. We have framed and hung our Q-tip paintings near our meal tables.
-We have had lots of visitors this week in the kitah(classrroom).
-On Friday we baked challah and we decorated our challah bags out in the play yard. We had our first pretend Shabbat together outside in the courtyard.
We look forward to more excitement and learning next week!
Ofra and Anna
Monday, September 9, 2013
Sponsored by JCC East Bay, Congregation Netivot Shalom and PJ Library
Transitions: Making it Work for Your Children and You
This workshop will focus on Separation and the Transition from home to school: how to ease the way for both children and parents; separation styles for children; tactics for good goodbyes; what to do when there are difficulties with separation; how to manage the adjustment period.
For more than 25 years, Jill has been helping individuals, parents and couples build more satisfying lives. Jill's work as a psychotherapist; marriage and family therapist; preschool director; parenting consultant; and parenting workshop leader provide significant assistance to people and organizations.
Friday, Sept. 13 9:30-10:30am (Coffee beginning @ 9)
JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch