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, August 17, 2018

HaShavuah - Summer Fun Week 8

We had a lovely week to end our summer fun. We challenged ourselves with ropes on the structure. We made environments for animals with sawdust. We worked really hard moving mounds of wood chips into big piles, and jumped in them to spread them while singing "how much wood can a woodchuck chuck!" We also sifted sand, so it will be nice and ready for us to play with in the fall. We played, "the floor is lava" to practice our large motor skills. In the sensory table we used building materials to create great inventions. On Thursday we took a small field trip next door to Target to buy stickers for our Friday Shabbat challah bags. We sang with Melita and did Havadalah with Malkah. We read the "Funny Lion" in Hebrew many times! On Friday we celebrated Raina's 3rd Birthday with delicious fruit and popsicles. We made challah dough and challah. We had our Ma'agal Shabbat without Rabbi Chai. Instead of Miriam and Moshe puppets coming to visit, we had a visit from Leah. Anna taught us about this week's Torah portion, Shoftim, how we set up judges to help people stay safe and get along.

Friday, August 10, 2018

HaShavuah - Summer Fun - Week 7

This was a wonderful week of summer fun. Anna was back which was a great reunion for her and the children - Noga also came to visit a few times. On Monday we had Havdalah with Malka and on Tuesday we sang with Melita. The big theme all week was firefighters - we wore uniforms, hats and made fire trucks out of giant boxes. We also made small firetrucks with glitter, because even firetrucks need some sparkle! On Wednesday we took a field trip to Strawberry Creek Park. We enjoyed delicious smoothie popsicles that we made last week. We also made ephemeral art with glass beads and squares and we made collage art. We had a pom pom festival and walked around offering pom pom cotton candy. Rabbi Chai and her puppets taught us about this week's Torah portion at Ma'agal Shabbat, how like Moshe we all have choices that we can make...choices about how we treat each other.

Friday, August 3, 2018

HaShavuah - Summer Fun Week 6

August 3, 2018 15 Av 5778 Malka came to lead us in Havdalah. We did book inspired art work - one based on the Very Busy Spider and one based on It Looked Like Spilt Milk. The art is displayed in the classroom and hallway. We went to Strawberry Creek Park. We enjoyed playing with children from other summer camps and we enjoyed the help of Vered's sons Nico and Seba. We made delicious berry smoothies and froze some for popsicles. We dressed up as firefighters in full gear and walked around the building looking for fire extinguishers. We made challah. We learned about Parashat Eikev and the Birkat HaMazon blessing after meals with Rabbi Chai. It was a good week!