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 30, 2016

Hashavu'im - Nachchonim

Week of September 26, 2016 / 26 elul, 5776

Hello families!

In the last two weeks we did plenty of things...

Last week...
 
We made blue and green hand prints, and combined them to make green hand prints. We also moved on with our color explorations, to autumn colors- we mixed yellow and red powder paints in our ooblek and created orange!
 
Colors are a big hit at this point, and we especially enjoy looking at the rainbow created on our ceiling by the sun's reflection on our CD's.
 
We practice leaving all our screams outside, and using inside voices when we are in the building- this actually created a funny routine, in which we all scream a lot right before we enter the building and get ready for lunch.
 
Getting ready for Rosh Hashana- we are talking about Tapuchim U'Dvash (apples and honey) for a sweet new year. We looked at different jars of honey and noticed that the colors are different. We also tasted the honey, and each one tasted a little different and had a different texture. 
 
Learning about bees and honey, we have been reading the book "from flower to honey". We also got to look at a honeycomb up close
 
The books we read: Baby Balouga, Hands are not for hitting, Rosh Hashana books, Bark George, Ten apples up on top.

This week...
 
We mixed red and yellow to create orange and did some salad spinner art with the liquid tempera paints, on round paper (round, for the new year!)
 
Talking about round challas for Rosh Hashana, we looked at other circles we can find in the Kitah, magnifying glasses, magnetic shapes, the rings of the redwood stump, plates, etc.
 
We made apple rings with our special apple peeler/cutter/corer. We then put the apple rings in Ofra's dehydrator, and the next day we ate dried apples with our snack.
 
We did three color apple tasting, and made a chart of which apple flavour we liked the best (come in and check it out!)
 
We brought the light table to the Kitah, it's very exciting
 
We danced the Freeze dance, and Animal Action (both from the CD "kids in motion")
 
Out in the play yard, we planted kale and lettuce seeds, and we played in the turtle-kiddie-pool on the hot days.
 
We went on another walk around the building and noticed that the Torah in the sanctuary is "wearing white" in preparation for the holidays.
 
At circle time we talked about how we need to be aware not to knock down other people's projects.
 
We had our first fire drill this week! We will have one every month, to make sure we are all prepared in case of an emergency.
 
Books we read: Hallo Hallo Aba, One special day, Pete the cat and his new shoes, Gobble it up, The carrot seed, Go away big green monster, Night night little green monster, We're going on a bear hunt, Good night owl
 
Shabbat Shalom everyone!

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