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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

HaShavuah - Nevonim

Shalom Nevonim Families,

Klay Negina/ Musical instruments
-We have explored some of the ways people listen to music. We listened to CD's, tape castettes, and we even listened to vinyl records on a portable record player!
-We used a portable tape recorder that comes with a microphone to record ourselves singing or telling stories. 
-We became a marching band and paraded out in the play yard and through the building.
-Two weeks ago, we had a wonderful visit from Avner, Regev's Aba. He brought his saxophone in to show us how it works and how it sounds. Many of the children became inspired to make saxophones out of cardboard tubes by taping on craft sticks to become the "reeds" for the mouth piece. Just like the clarinet reed we saw a few weeks before, Avner had to moisten the reed in his mouth before he played. The children moistened their "reeds" in the sink and not their mouths because of germs. 
-We made gorgers for Purim!
-We know that the story of Purim so we had a look at our miniature Megilla that is made out of paper. Then we made giant Megillot out of cardboard 
- Singing Purim songs with Melita. 
-We have been sharing the Purim story through books and puppet shows and learning about the Megillah. 
-We also looked at several images of fancy ones and old ones at circle time. We noticed that it is similar to what Torah in how it looks, but it only rolls up on one side.
- The children made their our own masks and have been playing with the ones we have at school for dress up.  
- We practiced using our groggers when we hear Haman's name. 
- We talked a lot about mishloach manot for Purim and how people share gifts with each other. We talked about some of the things we can give, including hamentaschen. 

In the kitah
-Shaving cream on the tables.
- We had pajama day at school. The children played with blankets and pillows and we read all kinds of books about night and sleeping.
-Making our challah dough for pretend shabbat of course.
-We prepared broccoli with garlic in the oven for snack. 
In the Play yard
-We watched Doug finish up the new fence in the play yard! Both teachers and children are excited in our new outdoor classroom.
-We now have two 50ft long ropes and we made a web on our deck climbing and swinging. 
-Lots of activity in the mud kitchen!

We look forward to sharing more with you soon.
Purim Sameach!
Ofra, Ruth and Judy

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