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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

HaShavuah - Nevonim

Shalom families,

This week we celebrated Yossi's 4th birthday!!

We brought heirloom corn and some gourds to the light table. At one point, one of the corn cobs got stuck under the rocking boat, so we looked at the fallen kernels, and how they got ground and turned into corn flour. We took a few of the kernels and put them in a wet paper towel, and we will see if they can be planted.

Angelina got the tool box to fix something, and the kids were very interested in the tools. Especially the measuring tape. We got a big piece of paper and hung it on the closet door and made a height chart. We measured ourselves to see how tall we are.

The big butcher paper on the door was very inspiring for our little artists, so we got another piece for a huge painting. It is now hanging (albeit a bit crooked) in the hallway outside the kitah.
Outside we have been playing "Mr. Fox, what time is it?"

We love running around in the courtyard, playing with balls and climbing the olive trees (carefully and under supervision).

We made a "spider web" of ropes in the play yard, and the kids enjoyed hanging from it in various amusing angles, and swinging from it.

There has been some wild play in the Kitah, so we read the book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. We talked about how it is ok to be wild, in the right time and place (i.e- outside, while keeping safe and not hurting or scaring friends). On Friday, we read the book again in Hebrew, on our "Friday Hebrew story circle", and the kids were just as mesmerized as they were when we read it in English.

We made our "ice cream boat" in the social hall again (two tables placed sideways, and a few chairs surrounding it), and the kids were sea creatures, swimming around the social hall and occasionally selling or buying pretend ice cream.

We would like to thank all the families who brought donations to the Women's Daytime Drop In Center. We are still collecting, and you can find the donations box (decorated by our kids) right by the front office. We would like to go with the children to deliver the donations, so if you can find the time to come with us and hold little hands on the way there and back, please contact one of the teachers. Thank you again, this is a big Mitzvah, and a beautiful way to model chesed/loving kindness during the time when we are talking about the birth of Isaac in the Torah.

Anna, Angelina and Colin

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