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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HaShavua'im - Nachshonim

Hashavua'im
November 10, 2014
17 Cheshvan, 5775
 
Shalom Nachshonim Families,
 
We would like to share with you some of the important and exciting things we have been up to the last two weeks. 
 
I will begin by saying that we have sadly lost one of our guinea pigs. Our beloved Shira has passed on. 
We talked about how Shira was no longer was moving when school started on Monday. We spoke of how Shira died and how that means she will no longer need to eat or drink and how she won't be back.We read "A Grand Old Tree" which speaks of the life and death of a tree and we discussed how Shira's death is similar. We also read "Tough Boris" about a rough and tough pirate who is sad when he loses his pet parrot.
 
Stav/Autumn:
- We collected fall leaves in a large plastic bag.
-We have taken some of these leaves and dipped them in Mod Podge, a glue that hardens them. Once dry and adhered to the foil, our plans to peel the leaves off failed. We wrapped the foil around a large branch that we then hung from the ceiling. 
-We have been reading "A Grand Old Tree", which describes the life of the tree and shows us how its leaves change colors and fall.
-We mixed paints in autumn colors inspired by observations of the leaves we collected last week.
-We placed all of the leaves we collected into the sensory table out in the play yard.
 
Last week we celebrated Lev's third birthday! Lev's Ima, Aba, Saba (grandpa) and Savta(grandma) all came to join us for a special birthday snack. Mazal Tov!

Sensory activities:
-Out in the play yard we played with packaging peanuts in our sensory table. 
-Bubbles in the water table.
-Water play

-The children are very interested in babies and our baby dolls are very popular. We read stories about babies and Emahs and Abas, Brothers and Sisters and growing families. 

-Vered taught us a new Alef-Bet song. We use the fabric tapestry with the aleph-bet that hangs in the reading corner as we sang.
-We had visits from Melita and Menachem, each with their guitars.
-We made apple and carrot juice on Thursday for snack with a juicer. The following Thursday we used an apple peeling tool to get apples ready for the applesauce we enjoyed.

-Evan, a former CNS preschool student and brother to Kaila in the Nevonim room, came to visit us with his violin! He played some songs for us as we ate our snack. We all joined in for "Twinkle, Twinkle" and "Yonatan Hakatan"(a Hebrew classic).

-The children playing with large cardboard boxes.
-We read "Ze Lo Argaz" /Not A Box, a book originally in English. A rabbit pretends his box is many things.
-The children have been making a lot of art, exploring cutting, painting drawing.
We are looking forward to connecting with all of you at our conferences tomorrow.
Shavuah Tov,
Ofra and Vered

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