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May 20

Welcoming New Friends

This week, we had a special visit in Shorashim and invited our friends from Shalom Chaverim (infants through 36 months) who will be joining us next year to come explore our space. Many of them have not been in our room before so we wanted to introduce ourselves and show them some of our favorite things to do …

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Apr 28

What Can my Guf (Body) Do in the Boker (Morning)?

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about what we can our bodies can do in the boker. We woke up some babies and practiced wishing them “Boker tov” (and then tucking them in with a “Lilah tov” many times over.) We painted our own renditions of the sky in the boker, with bright yellow …

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Apr 22

What does your guf (body) do during the laila (night)?

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about exploring what we can do with our bodies during the laila (night.) We explored the Shema together through story and song, and even put some babies to sleep with it. We made our own renditions of the laila, using chalk on black paper. Many children chose to …

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Apr 16

Exploring the Parts of our Guf In Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about exploring our guf. The children explored their faces and bodies with mirrors, with art, and in stories and songs. Children and parents worked together to trace their bodies–some children were anxious about this at first, and others couldn’t wait to be traced. Then, children were invited to …

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Mar 14

Exploring Pesach in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about exploring the symbols on a Seder plate– and, for the 0-3 year old set, exploration means a lot of tasting. We tasted egg, parsley, and charoset– and a few brave children even tasted horseradish! Children also had the opportunity to examine all the objects, and some created …

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Feb 27

Purim is Coming

This past week in Shalom Chaverim was all about getting ready for Purim! We created and explore costumes together, examined Purim images, and shared in Purim stories and songs. </ Then, we set out to create and deliver mishloch manot together. We set to work mixing, measuring, stirring and baking. Mishloch manot (or sharing in …

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Feb 08

Preparing for Purim in Shalom Chaverim

In Shalom Chaverim this week the children were busy using their senses to explore the symbols of Purim. As we examine photos of children in costume inside the water table, or create play dough scenes with the characters from the Purim story, we are building an understanding of what this holiday is all about. There …

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Jan 21

Let’s Plant a Tree!

The children in Shalom Chaverim were busy this week preparing to sow some real seeds. What a wonderful reason to get our hands dirty! It’s a challenge for developing fine motor skills to place such tiny seeds into the dirt, but the children all had the chance to place parsley seeds inside their pots and …

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Jan 11

Exploring Trees in Shalom Chaverim

The children in Shalom Chaverim were busy this week preparing for Tu B’Shevat by exploring trees in many different ways. There were trees to build with and for. As the children built, they explored the textures, shapes, and colors of the different trees. We also examined the blocks and wooden shapes together– the children are …

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Dec 08

Exploring Hanukkah in Shalom Chaverim

This week in Shalom Chaverim was all about exploring hanukkiyot in all shapes and sizes. There were real hanukkiyot, and candles for us to fit inside (a work out for our fine motor strength and control) and count on English and Hebrew. We are figuring out together that all the Hanukkiyah we found hold the …

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