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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

HaShvuayim, 2/10/17 - Shvat 14, 5077

Hello, all!
Our Tu B'Shvat and nature focus had led to varied activities:

-We transplanted a ficus tree, a Tu B'Shvat gift from Krissy. Todah rabbah, Krissy! Our new tree lives in the kitah.

-We have been reading about trees, using natural materials to create tree-inspired art, and discussing trees and growth. The Lorax had been a favorite.

-We transplanted kale sprouts!

-We will see if our big mystery seeds will sprout in a baggie with a wet cotton ball, in a sunny window.

-We did experiments and made hypotheses with Dan, Sivan's dad.
​Children knew that scientists r
ead books
​ and​
collect bones
​, and Dan added that they ​
ask questions
​ and d​
o tests
​ t​
o uncover the truth.
​They m​
ake guesses
​ called hypotheses​
,
​and ​
do experiment
​s
. How many ping pong balls can we fit in the jar
​? was the question we set about answering. But "in the jar" is not "on the jar," so ​
​everyone
 must understand the same question.
​ Just liket he jars can be filled with ping pong balls, they have air in them even when they appear to be empty.​ Using a c
andle
​, Dan showed us that 
oxygen
​ is in the jar​
.
​We saw the jar
 r
​u​
n out of air! Flashlights illuminated the smoke, which acts like air. 
​​

-We baked a Tu B'Shvat-themed challah, incorporating species that grow in the Land of Israel.  We even tasted pomegranate juice!
 
Shabbat Shalom Umevorach, and Tu B'Shvat samayach!
Judy, Ruth, and Krissy

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