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.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah
November 15, 2013
12 Kislev, 5774

Shalom Nachshonim Families,

It was really great to have a chance to check in with all of you this past Monday at our conferences. It is definitely a special day for us, not just because we get to hang out with adults, but we really enjoy sharing with you.

This week we continued exploring fire fighters and engines. Since we have been talking about fire and fire safety, we have this great transition and convergence of topics of interest as we begin to talk about Channukah and explore candles, flames, light, etc... 
Here are the highlights of our week:

Fire Safety
-On Tuesday we had another fire drill and we practiced our safety skills in the case of an emergency. 
-We read "Maisy Drives the Fire Truck" and the book about Fire engines after our fire drill.
-The children played with an old watering hose that has been cut into shorter lengths. We pretended to put out fires.

Channukah
-We have Channukah materials in the kitah. We have a couple of books on the shelf, Channukiot/Menoras and sevivonim/Dreidels.
-We sang Channukah songs with Menachem when he came to visit us on Wednesday.
-A group of children joined Ofra and we collected all of the Channukiot we have in the Channukah box. 
-We are singing Channukah songs in Hebrew and English
-Of course we went upstairs to look at the giant Channukiah again. We also get to see University Avenue from a higher vantage point and that is always exciting for us. 
-We counted the arms of the channukiah and we pointed out the tall Shamash.

-The children have been "signing-in" with their photographs when the enter the kitah.

- We now have the forest animals to play with in the kitah.

-Melita came this week to our music session with a djembe drum.

-On Wednesday we prepared pizzas that we ate at snack time.

-Ofra brought in some red leaves that she had found on her way to school. The children played with them in combination with play dough and now they sit in our science area. 

Play yard activities
-We have new watering cans for us to play with outside. 
-We have been reading lots of books outside.
- The children have been hiding under the reading blanket.

We look forward to sharing more with you next week.
Shabbat Shalom
Ofra and Anna  

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