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.

Monday, November 25, 2013

HaShavuah - Nevonim

HaShavuah
November 18-22, 2013
15-19 Kislev 5774
 
Shalom Kulam,
 
Emergent Curriculum
 
This week some children made signs expressing their feelings of love and anger which we talked about at circle.
 
The children had rainy day fun, running outside in the rain, letting drops fall on them and laughing, and using the rain water to wash or "paint" the play structure.
 
Tape and sticks were used to in many projects this week.  Yeah creativity!

The children also taped circles and cards to their hands as shields, mittens, and other inventions.  Yeah creativity!
 
Jewish Curriculum
 
The children spun dreidels for fun and to make art!
 
The children became dreidels, dancing and spinning and falling down to fun exciting music!
 
The children made chanukiyot with their bodies!
 
The children made chanukiyot out of quick-drying clay!  Next week we will paint them and them take them home!
 
The children made lots of candles from sticks, using markers or tin foil to decorate them.
 
We told the Chanukah story! And we read lots of Chanukah-themed stories, including "How Do Dinosaurs Celebrate Chanukah?" and "Hanukkah Mice."
 
And we sang many Chanukah songs, like "I Have a Little Dreidel," "Sevivon," and "Chanukah O Chanukah."
 
Every Week

Every week we have a cooking project!  This week me made latkes!  We ate them with applesauce, sour cream, and pomegranate sauce (made by the children a couple weeks ago with pomegranates picked from our very own pomegranate trees). Mmmm, yum!
 
Every Friday we sing a short song about spreading Shabbat peace throughout the whole world!
 
When Rabbi Menachem came to the kitah to talk about the parsha he talked about dreams!
 
Every week the children make an individual challah.  We also make two challot for Pretend Shabbat, in shapes inspired by the week's Torah portion, this week's shapes: a Chanukiah and a rainbow coat, both in living color!

Thanksgivukkah is right around the corner! OMG!  Say it again, TOMG (Thanksgivukkah OMG)!

Shabbat Shalom,
 
Ruth, Shirlee, and William

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