18th of Tevet, 5778
January 5, 2018
Shalom Nachshonim Families,
Hope you all had a wonderful winter break. The yeladim were all very excited to come back and share all the fun they had during their break.
Before winter break we asked the yeladim “ what they like about coming to school?” things we heard, “playing with animals” “going to the yard” “painting and coloring” and so on. With that in mind and knowing that “Learning occurs when children are engaged in collaborative activity about something that deeply interests them …our the first week back, we dove into color mixing, painting, and recognizing colors in Hebrew and English.
Educators tell us-that art encourages fine motor skills, neural development, and problem-solving abilities and that it can be used effectively to teach and understand other key subjects such as reading, writing, math, and science.
Artists tell us that -art is important for its own sake—as a source of beauty and expression, as well as simply for the process of creating.
Children tell us- that art is fun, an activity they enjoy.
We started with a few books, Dog's Colorful Day, Mouse Paint, Pantone Colors, and Pete the Cat loves his white shoes, with a few Hebrew books as well,חגיגה של צבעים (A celebration of colors), and in both English and Hebrew, little blue and the little yellow. The yeladim also experienced color sorting, painting with a strainer, using eye droppers, having little cups to mix red and yellow, blue and red, red and blue and see what happens. They were all very surprised to see the color green, orange and purple emerge. Please keep an eye out for the pictures that will be displayed of our Color adventure.
Miri and Jennaba