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, May 16, 2014

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hashvua'im/ the last two weeks
May 16, 2014
16 Iyar, 5774

Shalom Nachshonim Families,

We have had a very eventful couple of weeks. Here are the highlights of the activities that took place in the kitah. 

-Last week we had conferences on Tuesday. Teachers had a day with grownups! It was nice to chat with all of you.

Planting Zinnia seeds outdoors and learning about flowers:
-We have planted Zinnia seeds in the play yard in various spots, as well as the planters that sits outside of our window.
-We have been watering our seeds.
-We gathered and collected different flowers that grow in the play yard. We brought them in to observe them. We looked at passion flower, pomegranate flowers, honeysuckle, geranium and trumpet vine flowers.
-We have been talking and reading about bees and how they visit flowers. As well as the flavors of honey and pollen. 
-We have discovered that our zinnias have sprouted.

-In continuation of getting ready from Yom Ha'atzmaut/ Israel's independence day, we continued our painting with blue and white paint.
-We have hung them up on our backwall in the kitah. They are hanging underneath the Israeli flag of blue and white.

-Last week we went on a field trip to the Berkeley Way Mini Park and we were accompanied by Chris, Lilah's Aba.
-This week we went back to the Berkeley Way Mini Park with the Nevonim kitah. Thank you Hillary and Janie for joining us.

-We now have the bristle blocks in our kitah.

-We made colorful artworks using liquid paint droppers and coffee filters. Have hung them up on the wall.
-On Wednesday, we made yummy pancakes with strawberry jam and ate them at snack time.

-Several times the last couple of weeks we have been sharing the play yard and Nevonim children. This is one of our steps in helping with our children's transition to the older kitah.

-We are still listening to our lunchtime playlist on our portable speaker. The songs that are requested daily are "Yummy Yummy In My Tummy",  "Six Little Ducks", "Baby Beluga",  "Lollipop" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones.

Stay tuned, more exciting things to share soon.
Shabbat Shalom
Ofra and Anna

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