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, November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014
21 Cheshvan, 5775

Shalom Nachshonim Families
We enjoyed having the chance to connect with all of you this week at our conferences. Although we had one less day of school time, we certainly did a lot this week! 
This week we celebrated Etai's 3rd birthday.  His Emah and both of his brothers came to join us for a special birthday snack. Mazal tov!
 Teenokot/ Babies
-The baby dolls in the kitah are very popular, we have been focusing on learning more about babies.
-We are reading lots of books about babies, both human and animal babies.
-We made baby doll footprints in play dough. We also may baby doll handprints, nose prints and bellybutton prints! Some children turned the play dough into "ice packs" that they placed on the baby dolls' heads. 
-We made a couple new baby doll mats made out of cardboard and covered them in fabric to replace our old ones.
-We had a special visit from a real life baby! We asked Dan, Sivan's Aba, if he would be willing to bring Matan, Sivan's baby brother, to the kitah so we could learn more about babies. 
-We made a communal painting with our hands indoors and we went outside and the children made a large communal painting with their foot prints!
-The children added oil pastels to her handprint painting.
-Then the children helped put tape on the back of the artwork and we hung our long foot print painting on the high up on the wall and I handprint painting on the back wall.
-The Nevonim kitah invited Officer Jeff the police officer to come visit the children at Netivot Shalom. We had a chance to meet Officer Jeff and he showed us his police car. He showed us that he is able to turn on the lights form inside and he opened the door to show us the computer he uses. He also gave all of the children a police department sticker.
-We sang with Menachem on Wednesday.

-The children have been building and constructing with magnet tiles.

-On a rainy Thursday we use the social hall and the courtyard. The children played with the tumbling mats, magnet tiles and of course the colorful plastic chairs. We often check the bottoms of the chairs to make sure that all the legs have felt pads, if one is missing, we work together to put one on. 

-Colin, who often visits on Fridays, stopped by once again to say hello to show us how he plays his mandolin. He strummed the melody to "Bim Bam" as we ate our lunches. 

More to come next week!
Shabbat Shalom
Ofra and Vered

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