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, April 7, 2017

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

April 7, 2017   11 nisan, 5777

This week
  • We made "desert art" with sand and glue
  • We washed our "Baby Moses's
  • We turned the sensory table to the sea, with sand, water and sea shells
  • We are hiding our pretend Afikoman (made out of cardboard). Sometimes the teachers hide it, sometimes the kids do.
  • We brought some more baby dolls and put them in baskets, to float on the river Nile (Moses in the basket, משה בתיבה)
  • We had a fire drill on Thursday. On our way back to the Kitah, we acted out the crossing of the red sea- we put two big sheets of blue fabric, and spread them apart so we can cross in the middle
  • Sharing the story of  Pesach and Moses, we learned about Nachshon, who was the first to enter the water of the red sea, then the sea opened up and the people of Israel could cross
  • We did some sticker art
  • We had a lunch picnic in our play yard
Have a wonderful Pesach break, enjoy the spring, the holiday and the closeness of family

See you all on the other side!!

HaShavuah - Nevonim

April 7, 2017   11 nisan, 5777

Pesach is on the way! We decorated our own Matzah holders (3 pockets)! We even practiced our sewing. These are for square matzot.

Some children used old CD's for Seder plate art, while others tended their babies in baskets on the Nile. Some depicted the desert using sand and cork, while others used torn paper to form the parting waters.

We've been dusting! And--
Matza baking, building pyramids, even reenacting the Exodus!

We took a walk to the Berkeley Public Library. Some of the books seem to have as well, so if you find them at home, do bring them in after Pesach.

Happy Matzah!
Nevonim Staff

Monday, April 3, 2017

HaShavuah - Nachshonim

March 31, 2017  4 nisan, 5777

This week we...

- created water color art,
- had fun with the rocking boat in our Kitah
- started reading books about Pesach (especially the all time favorite "Miriam and her brother Moses"), as we prepare for the coming Chag (holiday) חג
- made yummy french toast for snack on Tuesday (Gotta finish that bread! :-)  )
- had another field trip to the community garden. We picked some more lemons, munched on kale and watched the bees (Thanks again to Judd and Michal for making this possible). Then we met our Nevonim friends at Strawberry Creek Park.
- played with toy dinosaurs and play dough
- brought our construction tools and protective goggles and we are hammering away!
- sang "Baby Beluga" a bunch of times with Ofra's Ukulele

Have a wonderful, restful Shabbat everyone!
 
Anna and Ofra