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, April 3, 2015

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

April 3, 2015
21 Nissan, 5775

Shalom Nachshonim families!

We did a lot of activities this week related to the upcoming chag/holiday of Pesach. Including lots of reading and storytelling and lots of songs. Here are the highlights of our week. 
-Colin spent Monday with the Nevonim when Ofra was out. He brought his mandolin his guitar and picks.
-The children helped make documentation boards this week. One with images of the kids at the park. They helped by making a collage for the background. The other is a documentation board about Purim and we asked the children to share some thoughts for us to write next to the pictures. 

Play yard activities:
-outside we did some spring cleaning. We washed dishes and cars.
-We also played soccer 
- Pretended to go camping.
- Cars and the giant cardboard tube as a ramp. 
- Ice with flowers inside in the sensory table. 
- Lots of ooblek in the sensory table on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

- On Thursday, we took a field trip to Strawberry Creek Park. We met Sake the dog again! We also met Ofra's neighbor, Gary who was walking his dogs as well and playing his violin. His friendly dogs let us pet them. 

Pesach activities:
-We cleaned the Kitah of chametz this week. We cleared off all the shelves and wiped them all down. We swept and we wiped down the chairs.
-On Wednesday we made a nut free charoset for the children to take home. It is kosher for Passover. 
-On Thursday, we dipped parsley in salt water  just as we do at the Pesach Seder. We talked about the meaning of this and we mentioned that the tears that the Israelites shed were salty, and so are ours. 

-On Friday, there was a small amount of children at school. We shared the yard with the Nevonim and we enjoyed having a picnic with them out in the play yard for lunchtime.

-We did not eat challah bread at our pretend Shabbat this week because Shabbat is also the first day of Passover.

May you all have a pleasant holiday and we look forward to hearing about your time off when we see your children again after we return. 

Shabbat shalom v'chag smeach!
Ofra and Vered 

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