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 16, 2016

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

Hi everyone!

It's been two weeks since the beginning of the school year, and we have been so busy!!
On our first week, we started to get to know each other, created new bonds and new friendships, while practicing and participating in our daily routines, like washing hands with our hand washing song ("Wash,wash, wash your hands, getting them all clean, don't forget the tops and bottoms, and the in- betweens").
 
We practiced safety with scissors- how to hide the sharp part when walking.
We went on a Tiul / trip through the building. We took the elevator upstairs to check out Lauren in her office, we went into the library and had a look at the Torahs that live there. We observed University Ave. from the windows upstairs, and then we took the elevator down and went running in the social hall and court yard.
 
We made some Q-tip art with tempera paint and oil pastels on black paper, and even got a chance to frame and hang some of the artworks- don't forget to take a look!
 
We met our friend Melita and her guitar. She will come to sing and play with us every Thursday morning.
 
We also read many books and sang many songs in Hebrew and English. "Driving my Tractor" is a hit songbook!!
 
On our second week we did some blue and yellow art with finger paints and tempera, inspired by Leo Lionni's book "Little Blue and Little Yellow". We discovered that, just like in the story, when blue paint and yellow paint "hug", they turn green!
 
We jumped on a giant mattress outside in the play yard. We also talked about safety in the play yard, like keeping the sand low and watching our heads when crawling under the deck.
We made new playdough, and it's extremely PINK (as requested by one of the kids)...
We went on another Tiul, this time to visit Daniel in his office, and to the sanctuary, followed by running and playing in the social hall and the court yard.
 
We have been playing Ofra's Ukulele, dancing and singing. This week's hit- "I've Been Working on the Railroad"
 
We welcomed a new friend to our Kitah/classroom- welcome Noam!!!
 
Finally, we looked at a Shofar and talked about it, and on Friday Aba Peter came to show us, and blow, his two Shofars. It was very impressive.

Have a great weekend everyone
Shabbat Shalom!

Ofra and Anna

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