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, September 25, 2015

HaShavuah - Nevonim

HaShavua ~ Nevonim
September 25, 2015 ~ Tishrei 12, 5776

This was a fabulous week of learning of all kinds for the Nevonim, touching on Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot! 
Here are some highlights:

  • We used our apple slicer and Ofra's dehydrator to make dried apple rings--delicious!!
  • We took small groups to find tzedakah boxes throughout the building. We gathered them and observed them, noting similarities and differences.
  • We investigated the food barrel, our biggest tzedakah box here at Congregation Netivot Shalom! We put some grape juice bottles in it.
  • We made our own tzedakah boxes!
  • We made "Rude Vegetable Stew" based on the eponymous Rosh HaShana book.
  • We heard the story of Yonah and the Big Fish.
  • We talked about Yom Kippur and gave each other band-aid stamps for hurt feelings.
  • We decorated the synagogue sukkah with chains and cardboard art.
  • We sang Sukkot songs with Melita and Menachem.
Also:
  • We used sandpaper to smooth our outdoor block set
  • We did an art experiment with chalk and glue.
Shabbat Shalom U'mevorach, and Chag Sameyach!
Nevonim Staff

Reminders:
  • No school Monday and Tuesday in observance of Sukkot
  • Sukkah Stroll, Thursday morning. Volunteers needed!

Monday, September 21, 2015

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Highlights from our week:
 
We started to work on our communal painting
 
We painted outside and make hand and feet prints
 
Some of the books we’ve been reading - Maisy’s books, 10 Hebrew songs, My truck is stuck, From head to toe by Eric Carle in Hebrew, It’s ok book, Good-bye, Bad-bye, Mi Basade Mi Bayaar, and more.
 
We danced uga uga uga at circle time
 
Our friend Eliana came to visit the Kitah and stayed to play with us.  
 
We played with play-dough
 
Melita came with her guitar to sing and dance with us on Thursday
 
While making our Challah we made tunnels in the dough so the raisins won’t pop out
 
Enjoyed pretend Shabbat with Nevonim, Menachem and our community
 
Menachem was telling us the story of Jonah
 
Shabbat Shalom
Anna and Vered

Friday, September 18, 2015

HaShavua - Nevonim


 
HaShavua ~ Nevonim
September 18, 2015 ~ Tishrei 5, 5776

 
Aside from ice painting, finger painting, and q-tip painting, here are some highlights of our short week after Rosh HaShanah:
 
Shofar blowing with Judy's big shofar
 
Hearing the story of Jonah and the Big Fish from the rabbi, which we read on Yom Kippur

Our friends the bees were the subject of Beekeeper Alice's visit today!
 
First pretend Shabbat of 5776
 
At Strawberry Creek Park, we did Tashlich

Rimmon seeds/zraim of the pomegranate were enjoyed on  Ariella's birthday

Shabbat Shalom U'mevorach!
 
Judy, Ofra and Ruth 

Friday, September 11, 2015

HaShavuah - Nevonim

​​HaShavua ~ Nevonim
September 10, 2015 ~ Elul 26, 5775
 
What a wonderful first week in Nevonim! Our focus was on getting used to new routines, meeting new friends, and learning about Rosh HaShanah. We:
  • Made applesauce with a crank peeler/corer
  • Tasted at least SIX varieties of honey
  • Sang songs* and read books about apples, honey and the shofar
  • Enjoyed a Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder with special symbolic foods
  • Played in the courtyard with bikes, balls and even ICE!
  • Measured our own heights
  • Celebrated our first Pretend Shabbat with Menachem, our new Nachshoim friends and many family members
Shabbat Shalom U'mvorach! 
 
Shana Tova Umetuka

School resumes on Wednesday, September 16
 
 *Dip the apples in honey, say the bracha loud and clear
   Shana tova umetuka, Have a happy, sweet New Year
 
  Tapuchim ud'vash (apples and honey) l'Rosh HaShana (2x)
  Shana tova, shana metuka (2x)