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, February 28, 2014

February 2014
Shevat 5774
Shalom Kulam,

For many reasons we've missed a few weeks of HaShavuah so this email covers most of the month of February/Shevat.

Emergent Curriculum
-3D constructions with various materials
--including popsicle sticks and tape!
---watercolors with crayon!
-wax paper collage!

-Pretending to be the teacher and telling stories!

-paper airplane making!
-handprints in playdoh

-pretend ice skating!

emergent literacy
-writing our names!
-letters for our classroom mailbox!
-making numbers and letters from playdoh!

Our special book club read 2 chapters of "My Father's Dragon."  And drew/wrote in our new notebooks/machbarot.

Jewish Curriculum

-We talked about Kehillah/community.

-We told the Purim story and sang Chag Purim!
-We performed a play of the Purim story!
-We made "rashans" and "maseychot!'
-We read "A Purim Play" by Rena Dorph, illustrated by Netivot Shalom children.

-We listened to joyful klezmer music for the (first) month of Adar.

-We learned the story of Mah Tovu from the Torah, in which Balaam attempts to speak a curse from a muntaintop but instead the blessing of Mah Tovu comes from his mouth.

Shabbat Shalom,
Ruth, Shirlee, and William (and Caitlin, Judith, and Jessica)

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