We had a wonderful first week! We were all very happy to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones (Welcome Ayelet and Shaya!)- that goes for children and teachers alike.
We did some Q-tip paintings, we used tempera paints on the easel outside, and played with ooblek in the sensory table. Another well loved sensory activity is sticky foam.
We practiced our fine motor skills with beading of small beads on pipe cleaners, as we made necklaces and bracelets.
We made Challah dough for Ma'agal Shabbat (Shabbat circle).
Our second year Nevonim-ers have special quality time with a teacher every day, so we can focus on different, age appropriate activities, in small groups.
We read a few good books this week: The books "Oh- no" and "Today I will fly" encouraged a discussion about helping friends, and the book "Duck- Rabbit" helped us understand how we can disagree with someone and still stay friends.
On Friday we practiced our Hebrew some more, with the book "Et Ze" ("That").
We sang a lot of songs that require the children's participation (like- "I am a fine musician", "Everybody do this just like me" and "If all of the rain drops were lemon drops and gum drops") and the children practiced taking turns, listening to others and waiting patiently (Which is NEVER easy, no matter how old we are...).
Of course, we had our first Ma'agal Shabbat for the year! What fun!
Have a great weekend everyone
Anna, Angelina, Colin and Marie