Turn it and turn it again, for all is in it

This busy week with all the Pesach explorations in the preschool including the classroom’s Model Seder, made me think about what Ben Bag Bag say: Turn it and turn it again, for all is in it; – Avos 5, 22בֶּן בַּג בַּג אוֹמֵר, הֲפָךְ בָּהּ וַהֲפָךְ בָּהּ, דְּכֹלָּא בָהּ. (פרקי אבות 5,22)It was inspiring to […]

Children exploring Pesach though their senses

There isn’t a better way for children to explore the holiday than to use our senses. Children gain their knowledge and learn the best through hands on experiences while using their own senses. A great example for that were the children in Room 6. This week while introducing the song Simcha Raba the children were […]

Preschool Afternoon Program

Great things are happening In our Afternoon Program. Your children learn, develop and practice their skills every day. Part of our roles as educators is to constantly look for ways we can encourage children to develop their life long skills. A big part of preschool and growing up is learning how to become an independent […]

Nurturing children’s curiosity

                            During the past few weeks the room 4 children and teachers explored their surroundings. They went outside to the park and to the school’s orchard to explore nature and its wonders. By taking these walks the teachers helped nurture the children’s curiosity. The […]

Six in a little bag

  On Thursday the preschool’s children and teachers celebrated Tu B’shevat as a whole community. We gathered together at the MPR and sang some Tu B’shevat songs accompanied by teacher Sarah the music teacher and her guitar. The teachers surprised the children with performing the story of “Six in a little bag” (ששה בשקיק אחד). The classic […]

How young children learn science?

How can we, teachers and parents, guide the two-years-old children’s journey of discovery?  We can use words, but many words are new to them. We can read to them stories, show pictures and sing songs. But ultimately, in order for children to make the connections, develop their logical thinking and problem solving skills they must […]

“What is the right path a man should choose?…”

  During the past few weeks children in rooms 4, 5, and 6 had the opportunity to meet different adults within our community to learn about their jobs and expertise. They were introduced to their uniforms and the tools they use while doing their job, and explored some new ideas and techniques related to these […]

Why is Dramatic Play so Important for Preschoolers?

This week while visiting the classrooms I observed the children being involved in different dramatic play:“Do you want to have some coffee with us? The baby can’t have milk she is allergic! Let’s put the babies in bed, so they can go to sleep. I will bring a blanket to bed to put them in. […]

Shapes Can Be Fun!

What is the difference between a square and a rectangle? For us as an adults this answer seems so obvious, but how do we teach young children these differences and deepen their understanding of the concepts behind each shape?As it is known, the best way for children to learn is through experience. This week in […]