Monday, November 23, 2009

Preschool Scientists

Yesterday I had the fabulous fun opportunity to be the Savta on the four year olds' Class Trip to the Gan Madaie (Science Kindergarten) in Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion. About 30 four year olds from Maale Amos and Meitzad traveled to the Science Kindergarten to participate in the latest discovery unit on WATER. My granddaughter Rivka was among them.
Roni and Ilana, the talented Science teachers/performers/explorers, made learning about water such a happy experience.
The children curiously entered the Gan Madaie through a darkened corridor, decorated with underwater scenes, and filled with the sounds of whales and dolphins.
The children sat silently as they learned about liquids, solids and steam. They participated enthusiastically in the creative activities about each concept, and they eagerly agreed to do everything they could to conserve water in their own homes. Roni and Ilana also reminded the children that this is the time of the year when we pray for the rains, and said that they hoped Hashem would bless Israel with the much-needed rains. The children nodded in agreement.
I wondered how the Science Kindergarten would be able to keep four year olds busy for even a short time, but the four hours zoomed by. The kids had an incredible time, and so did I.
Would you like to take a peek into the Science Kindergarten. 
Click here to enter the magical world of under the sea, .

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