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 7, 2018

September 7, 2018 27 Elul 5778 What a great first week we have had! Our theme of Hachnasat Orchim (Welcoming Guests) continued all week as we welcomed new children, new teachers, new families and even a new pet, a hamster named Otzar (Treasure in Hebrew). This week we welcomed Vinnie to the Nevonim class, along with his helper Soheyla who will be in the classroom everyday until 12:00. This week we began our celebration of Rosh HaShanah. We talked about apples and honey for a sweet new year. We sang lots of songs about apples and honey. We made individual honey cakes (oogat d'vash) with Judy. We heard the shofar. We learned a shofar song with Rabbi Chai. We sang Rosh HaShanah songs with Melita. We enjoyed our new outdoor "ninja" line as we explored large motor skills. Finally, we had our first Ma'agal Shabbat of the school year - we met Rabbi Chai and her puppets Miriam and Moshe. Lev and his family were the Shabbat Mishpachah. In Nachshonim, we got to know each other and our new friends, Lev, Aryeh, Barack, Rafi, Yael and Maor. We explored floating and sinking in the water table with a glass full of air and a glass full of sand. We are learning and practicing school routines and ways. We welcomed Otzar the hamster. We looked at him sleeping. We experimented with setting up his water bottle and food bowl. We took him out of his cage and gently petted him. We tasted apples and honey. We tried the new zip line. We sifted and played together in the sand box. We played with playdough. We sharpened pencils.

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