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, October 5, 2018

HaShavuah - October 5, 2018

HaShavuah October 5, 2018 26 Tishrei 5779 This week both classes welcomed Melita who sang songs about geshem (rain) . On Friday, we welcomed Reef's Abba Lior as the leader of our Ma'agal Shabbat. We owe him a big thank you for the great music (including Shabbat music and a class reggae favorite Three Little Birds) and great energy that he brought to the our gathering. As many of you know who attended our Preschool Simchat Torah celebration, now is the time in the Jewish calendar when we finish reading the Torah and then start all over again from the beginning - with Parashat Breishit which we have started talking about. Next week is a favorite parashah for preschoolers and teachers alike - Parashat Noach. This is appropriately enough the month where we are focusing our attention on the Jewish value of Shomrei Adamah - the idea that we are the guardians of the earth and it is our job to take care of it and all of its inhabitants, (plants, animals and people). In Nevonim, Judy introduced the Torah, its clothing and belt and the Torah Ark. Then the children used sticks and paper to make their own mini Torahs. Many children got a chance at Simchat Torah to dance with toy Torahs and talked about the joy in their lives. Big sources of joy this week in the kitah was the new garbage truck, toy geckos, making Torahs and playing with friends. Today the children made a giant Breishit cardboard painting as they partook in their own creation art. In the afternoon, a lot sensory activities including making playdough, oobleck and paint mixology happened. In Nachshonim, we welcomed Lenny for her first week of school. We played with sticky foam. We read lots of books including Duck/Rabbit, No/Yes, and Choo’s Day. Eliezer V’Hagezer, a wonderful book in Hebrew, continues to be a big hit. We also read the songbook “We All Go Travelling By.” We spent time today looking at the oven heating up as we got ready to bake our challot. We put a CD in the sun and watched the lights turn into a rainbow on our ceiling!

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