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, December 2, 2013

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashavuah She'avar/ Last week
December 2, 2013
20 Kislev 5774

Shalom  Nachshonim Families!

Last week was short due the holiday, but we still had a chance to get a lot in! We hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and Channukah.
Here are the highlights of activities in the kitah last week:
Channukah activites:
-We brought out wooden spinning tops that the children were able to decorate with markers and oil pastels. 
-We have been playing with our gyrowheels. The wheels attach with magnets and roll on the metal bars of the part we hold.
-We have also been using our gyroscopes that spin fast. When it spins like that, the gyroscope does not fall and stays balanced until it slows down and falls. We are able to balance it on the tip of a pencil, on a taught string, and even on our finger.
-We keep lighting candles during our meal times. The children request to turn out the lights. We talk about fire safety when we have a flame on the table. We have also been talking a lot about the nature of candles that melt. We get to see the puddle of wax when the flame burns out. We have also, of course, been talking about Channukah. 
-At circle time last week, the children pretended to be dreidels and the the teachers spun them as we sang. 
-We had a very special Wednesday, with only four children in the kitah because of the holiday. The Nevonim children sent over an invitation for us to join them at lunch time. We shared the yard with them and we then joined them at the lunch table for a meal. 
-Together with the Nevonim children, we lit the Channukiah on Wedensday for the first night of Channukah. 

We are excited to be back at school with all of our friends. We look forward to sharing more with you at the end of this week. 
Feel free to come in and play with our gyroscopes and our gyrowheels!
Shavuah Tov,
Ofra and Anna

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