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, December 16, 2016

HaShavuah - Nevonim

 December 16     16 kislev

We made sufganiyot!
We went to the Vivarium!
We explored the mini-park!
We got ready for Chanukah!
We made art with chalk, ladders, and sand.
We learned about Yakov's struggle and trust in/help from Gd.

Shabbat Shalom and Happy Chanukah!

Judy, Ruth and Krissy

Monday, December 12, 2016

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

December 9   9 kislev 
This week ...

Using our senses we...

- Mixed tempera paints, using primary colors we made all the colors of the rainbow.
- We built with soft blocks and shaving foam
- We played with play dough and tools
It rained so we...
- Played in the rain and jumped in puddles. 
- When we got tired of getting wet we went inside and played in the social hall. 
- Enjoyed the song ילדה אחת ומטרייה אחת (one girl and one umbrella)- we listened to it on a CD, we read the song book and even enacted the scene with an umbrella.
We used stuffies to act out a story in Hebrew about a boy who didn't want to sleep on his own, and his stuffies come to join him
To stay safe...
We had another fire drill- now we know how to be safe in case of emergency.
We are still waiting for our butterflies...

Have a good week everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hashavuim - Nachshonim

December 2     2 kislev

Shalom families,

First thing we want to say is congratulations to Rafi for joining the Big Brothers Club last week! Sending love and kisses to Ima Mira and Aba Judd and baby brother Ari.
Last week we got to see Melita on Monday, because Thursday was Thanksgiving.We made a communal painting with car tire marks on big paper- it's hanging on the wall in the Kitah.We played with bugs in play doh and in sticky foam. We got messy with ooblek and foam paint. And we made pancakes for snack.
We got a wooden doll house to play with, and little wooden people to live in it. We also go a few cardboard boxes and enjoyed hiding inside them and placing them over our heads.
Our caterpillars have each made a chrysalis, and now we wait for them to come out as butterflies.
We have been playing a game called "Scooby Doo" at circle time. Each person gets a chance to show what they an do with their body. We also enjoy singing the song in Hebrew.
At circle time, we talked about digging for the toys we want in our bins instead of dumping them all out on the carpet. That way we won't have a big mess and we won't step on our toys and break them.

See you on Monday

Ofra and Anna

Friday, December 2, 2016

HaShavuah - Nevonim

December 2   2 kislev

We have been Parsha busy! This week we talked about siblings, and made lentils recalling Ya'aqov and Esav's famous barter. Last week we sat in Avraham and Sarai's tent, with our Nachshonim and senior staff guests, eating chummus made by Nachshonim and pita that we made! We spoke of hospitality and sharing. 

Our artistic endeavors included folded symmetry art using tempera paint, ephemeral art, and a giant collage of lentil stew. 

Inspired by our Shabbatasauras home visits, we had an incredible field trip to the UC Museum of Paleontology! We took the city bus and saw the pterodactyl, T-Rex, a "computer about dinosaurs", and a brontosaurus' skull. We also saw a microscope!

Shabbat Shalom Umevorach!
Judy, Ruth, and Angelina