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, March 20, 2017

Ha'Shavoua She'Avar - Nachshonim

March 20, 2017  22 adar, 5777

So much happening in the Nachshonim class!

- We played with shaving cream

- We had a special activity on "Pi day", 3/14. Aba Judd brought in an activity about circles and segments of circles
 
- We played with our sorting/ counting bears, and with big Legos on the carpet
 
- We finally got to enjoy an avocado that we picked from the neighbor's tree. We waited more than a week! The other one will be ready next week.
 
- We had a wonderful field trip to Ofra's community garden and to strawberry creek park. The children picked and ate kale, parsley and lettuce from Ofra's plot. We also picked lemons from the tree to take with us.
 
- Out in the play yard, we enjoy the "monkey ropes" that are now tied across from the deck to the canopy.  The children are hanging and flipping upside down. 
 
- We also love Angelina's hammock out in the play yard

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hashvouaim - Adar 1-12 March 17 ~ Nachshonim

Shalom Families, 

Two weeks of PuRiM FuN!

Last week we made groggers: We painted and decorated them, and after the paint dried we filled them with beads and sealed them.
We sang Purim songs at circle time and with Melita
We told the Purim story with puppets at circle time
Shadow play: we traced our shadows outside, and noticed how our shadow follows us wherever we go
We worked with buttons- threading and sorting
Field trip! we crossed the bridge over strawberry creek. We played in the playground, observed the creek and tossed pebbles, twigs and leaves to the water. We want to thank our volunteers again! we really appreciate your time and your helping hands- you made this possible!
Ofra brought her fruit picker because we couldn't reach the strawberries growing on our strawberry tree. We picked a few and shared them. We also picked two avocados from the neighbor's tree and we are waiting for them to ripen.

This week, we did face painting
We played with animal masks and got really silly
We used the puppet theater with puppets and stuffies
We made Mishloach Manot and Hamantachen
We are enjoying some song books with CDs, that we have never heard before
We had a wonderful Purim parade at school- we walked inside the building, and on the streets, wearing our costumes, singing and shaking our groggers. Thanks to all the family members who could join us
Lastly, we have been reading stories about new babies and becoming big brothers, as we welcome Matan's and Noah's baby sisters to our Kehila (community). 
 
Shabbat shalom everyone, and HAPPY PURIM!!!
 
Ofra and Anna

HaShavua, Adar 12, 5777~March 10, 2017 ~ Nevonim

Purim! Just like Hamentaschen, our week was filled with sweetness*:

 *Oznei Haman/Hamentaschen! We made these with Matthew's grandma. 

*Triangle art! Come see our sparkly display.

*We built Shushan palace from:
Lego
Cardboard bricks
Styrofoam
Wood, both indoors and out
Fabric

*We acted out the story with puppets and our horse-on-a-stick.

*We decorated Mishloach Manot boxes with glitter, and delivered them to shul friends.

*We had 2 Purim parades with our costumes and ra'ashanim/ noisemakers.

*We delivered matanot la'evyonim from Lilah's family to the Rabbi, to give to those in need

Purim begins Saturday night.

Shabbat Shalom Umevorach,
Judy, Ruth, and Krissy