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, March 27, 2015

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

March 27, 2015
7 Nissan, 5775

Shalom Nachshonim Families,
Please excuse my delay in getting this important information to you. I have not been able to send Hashavuah the last two Fridays. So I will fill you in, starting a few weeks ago.

Week of March 9-13
- We celebrated Eliana's 3rd birthday. We ate a special birthday snack that she brought in to share with us. Mazal Tov Eliana! -We celebrated in Nadav's birthday on Friday. We ate a special snack that he brought in to share with us. Mazal Tov Nadav!
-Melita came to sing with us on Tuesday and Menachem came to sing with us on Wednesday
-The children are making rainbows on the ceiling by reflecting sunlight off of the CDs we have in the science area. 
-The magna tiles have been in our kitah and the children have been building with them. 
-On Wednesday, we cooked pancakes. The children got interested in the spatula that Vered was using and we went to the kitchen and found many spatulas. We brought them into the kitah and the kids got to play with them. 
-We continue to hang the artwork on the wall.-We played with shaving foam on our tables. 
-We brought in some tulips we found in the social home leftover from a bat mitzvah.
-We are talking about how we can take care of our play yard by making sure we keep sensory read materials in the sensory table.
-We took a field trip to Strawberry Creek Park and to the community garden. The children nibbled on some greens and help Ofra water the garden her plot. Thank you so after Savta Malka, Savta Mali, and Saba Dani for your assistance!
-Play yard activities. 
     Blue water and seashells in the sensory table. 
      Bristle blocks. 
      Painting in the play yard. 
      Lots of shredded paper in the sensory table!
      Balance beam. 

Week of March 16-20
-We celebrated Oliver's 3rd birthday last week with a special snack. Mazal Tov Oliver!
-Social hall play in the morning with corks from wine bottles. And of course the plastic chairs that are always in the social are always lots of fun. 
-A child came to school with a tool belt on, we decided take our tool bag down and observe the tools inside.
-We enjoyed Judith's company this week as she subbed for Vered while she was away in LA.
-play dough and scissors. 
Keshet/ Rainbow explorations continue. 
    Continuing to play with our CDs and creating rainbows on the ceiling. 
     We sang songs about rainbows at circle time with picture cards.       we made a rainbow by putting liquid paint in glass jars in the order of the color spectrum.
      Before putting it on the windowsill, we took colorful blocks from our basket and sorted them by color according to the colors in the                jars. 
-singing with Melita and Menachem. 
-we made smoothies for snack out of fruit and juice. We got to learn about how the blender works. We talked about how we the blades are Chadim/Sharp and we can only put the food inside. 
-We are reading books about Pesach including "Miriam and Her Brother Moses", which describes the story of baby Moses and he became an Egyptian Prince.  Also "My 1st Passover Board Book" that very simply describes the story and the rituals of Pesach. 
-The children have been playing with cleaning supplies that came from the Pesach materials box. We talked about Chametz and how we clean our house of certain foods before Pesach. 
-We added water to the shredded paper that we played with last week in the play yard. We played with the wet paper in the sensory table all week long. 

This Week!
We had a chance to taste matza at snack time.. We have talking been continue to talk about Chametz and the foods we do not eat during Pesach.
-we talked about how people clean their house at pics of time to remove all of the Chametz, every last crumb. We have dusters and dust pans in the kitah and we plan to clean the kitah of Chametz next week.
-Some Pesach books we have been enjoying are "Where is the Afikomen", "Company's Coming", and "My First Passover" by Tomi De'Paolo. 
-We have two afikomen covers in the kitah, with pretend matza inside (cardboard). We have been hiding and seeking this afikomen.
-The children have been building with our cardboard bricks. The children remembered that in the story of "Miriam and her Brother Moses", they are pictured as brick makers. 
-We made and drank lemonade with lemons from Lauren's tree.
-We took a field trip to Berkeley Way Mini Park on Wednesday. Todah Emah Elana for joining us.
-We played with colorful foam paint on the table.
Thanks for reading!
Shabbat Shalom,
Ofra and Vered 

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