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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hashvua'im/ The two weeks
December 2, 2014
10 Kislev, 5775

Shalom Nachshonim Families,
We would like to fill you in on what we have been up to the last couple of weeks. We have been busy.
- The children gave our baby dolls bubble baths. We used our cubby bins as bath tubs. 
- We mashed bananas to make "baby food" and we ate them with yogurt for snack. We talked about how babies do not have any teeth when they are born and we talked about how we all have gums in our mouth like babies.
- The children used play dough with our animal family toys.
New materials indoors and outdoors:
-The children have been using our cash register.
- Ceramic clay in the play yard.
-Parachute play in the social hall on a rainy day.
-We brought in our rocking boat and as the kids rocked, we sang every song we know about boats in Hebrew and English.
-We joined the Nevonim in the Sanctuary for Havdallah with Malka. Malka brought her granddaughter Eliana, who will be joining us in the near future, and Eliana's Emah, Mimi.
-Building and constructing with magnet tiles continues!
-We had some assistance in the kitah from Colin, he brought along his mandolin.
-The children made watercolor paintings last week.
-Melita came to see us and we sang "Thanks A Lot" as we prepared for Thanksgiving.
-We have a new documentation board with pictures of the kids with Reena and Shira, our guinea pigs. We miss our friend Shira.
-That same "I've Been Working on the Railroad" board book is back in the kitah! We often listen to a version of that song sung by Melita's band, Octopretzel. At circle time we dance and use instruments when we listen to it.
-We went on a field trip to Berkeley Way Mini Park last Wednesday when we had a crowd of four Nachshonim in attendance. 

-We often have Nevonim helpers and visitors who join us from the other kitah. 
More to come as we continue our week of exploration and play.
Ofra and Vered

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