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, May 22, 2015

HaShavuah - Nevonim

Hashavua ~ Nevonim
May 22, 2015 ~ Sivan 4, 5775
Omer 48
What a busy week, full of revelations, as we greet the upcoming festival of Shavuot/Feast of Weeks. The holiday begins this Saturday night!
Rabbi Kelman, who is also a Torah scribe, pointed out the crowns on Torah letters. We got to hold parchment/klaf and quills and even kiss the Torah!
We made oogat gevina/cheesecake, a favorite Shavuot treat, to remember the Land of Milk and Honey, and the fact that many baby animals drink mothers' milk in the spring.
What is like to grind wheat/heeta? We found out by identifying the stalk, seed head, seeds, and chaff. Hard work, using a mortar and pestle!
We visited Strawberry Creek Park for some play, and Ofra's community garden bed! We saw bees in action at the hives, birds, worms, and plants of all kinds. We tasted Ofra's kale, and she made us tea from her lemon thyme. We saw poppies, lemon and apple trees, artichoke plants, and climbed into a teepee made of branches. On the way, we passed all kinds of playing areas, including soccer, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
Here are some highlights of Nevonim-generated 10 Commandments: 
Don't hit.
Don't steal.
Chew with your mouth closed.
No kicking.
Have toys at home.
Don't fight.
Give the 10 Commandments to someone else.
Don't touch fire.
Love your mom, dad, and grandpa.
Don't push
Don't snatch
Don't let strangers into your house
Don't let robbers into your house
Don't go into someone else's house if they don't want you to
Don't touch a paper with glass , if not you get poisonous
Don't put paint on someone else's arm
Don't kill other people
Don't break other people's buildings
Words to live by!
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Samayach!
Judy, Ruth, and Inbal

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