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, September 14, 2018

HaShavuah, September 14, 2108 5 Tishrei 5779

HaShavuah, September 14, 2108 5 Tishrei 5779 In keeping with our theme of Hachnasat Orchim, we welcomed a few new and old guests to the kitah. On Wednesday, Rabbi Chai came to both kitot to sing Rosh HaShanah songs with us- we also talked about Yom Kippur and the times we say sorry to people - the Nevonim children came up with many good examples. After learning with the Rabbi, the Nevonim class went on our first fieldtrip to Strawberry Creek Park to throw our "mistakes" and "sorries" into the running water as we practiced the custom of Tashlikh. Then we played at the park. Thank you to Teo's father Brett for joining us. On Wednesday we welcomed a new friend/teacher who is in high school named Jesse Gerwein who will join us sometimes in the late afternoons on Wednesday. On Thursday, we welcomed Melita who sang with us and taught us a new Yom Kippur song and sang one of our favorites about the Shofar - "I Love to hear the Shofar Blast, Sometimes Slow and Sometimes Fast.". The Nevonim class also read a PJ Library book "The Vanishing Gourds" in which a hungry squirrel comes to visit a family's sukkah. From the book we made a "Hachnasat Orchim" mobile and added some ideas of our own. We also welcomed into our community a new arrival, Eitan's brother, Doron, who was born on Monday. Children made some cards of welcome for him and others in their families. On Friday, we started the tradition of reading Hebrew books at circle - today it was "Zeh Lo Argaz" - It's Not a Box - because so many children have been playing with our own giant cardboard boxes, making fire engines, houses and rocket ships. We also looked at the blueprint drawings for something that we will build in the classroom - it will start as a sukkah and then we will make it into a tree house, an alligator house, and a fire house- these were some of the children's very creative ideas! We made our challot, including a round one for the new year. In Nachshonim, we did q-tip painting with primary colors and some color mixing exploration. We also did a lot of big painting on the easel and continued mixing colors. The Nevonim kitah welcomed us as guests on Thursday with Melita and for lunch.

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