Archive
12 Jul

Friendship

We are all social animals. We love having friends, and socializing. Having friends and forming friendship in early ages in very different from Elementary and High school level. Children age 2 play a “Parallel Play”: they notice each other, but rarely communicate with each other. As soon as they turn 3 years old, their play […]

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11 Jul

Hatching Little Chicks

This Summer the children have had the chance to see the process of hatching eggs and raising little chicks. The eggs arrived in a small incubator, and in a addition we received 2 little chicks. The excitement was so high. Everyone, but Everyone was excited. Yet not everyone was courageous to hold the little squeaky […]

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3 Jul

Little Helpers

Sometimes our little ones need help with putting their coats on or even with learning Math numbers. Older children take turn to help out – just like a sibling would do in our family.  This is where Michael (age 5) is helping litter Nadiv (age 3) to put his coat on.  And where Sarah (age […]

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3 Jul

Summer is Here

We splash in the water, play ball, go on field trips, hatch chicken eggs, pick blueberries, bake, jump with My Gym, nature walks, art and science experiments and follow the butterflies. Our Summer Program is so active and varied. Ages 4- 7 are adventurous and find new discoveries each day. Our little hands ages 18 […]

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11 Jun

Art in the class

Think about Art. It is a personal experience for the child. Each end product is unique. The children have the time to think about what they want to do to their project, and how they will use the tools and materials to do it. Sometimes their work is related to the geography or other subjects […]

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9 Jun

Can you spot the children?

They are all under the big tree! It is very cool under its shade and they love to hang out there. They play “superhero’s”, “Big Family” and other self-created games. They tell me the large hanging branches are doors and windows (which can be opened when you move the branches). They swing and sit on […]

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6 Jun

The Outdoor Classroom

The weather is so pleasant and we take our work outside, and enjoy learning and chatting with our friends while listening to the birds, feeling the breeze and the sunshine.

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30 May

Gardening

Preparing trays to grow seeds is always fun. The children love the smell of the earth, and scooping it into the tray is purposeful. Friends come to watch and chat.After planting and watering it is always a surprise to come in one morning and see the seedlings pushing out of the soil and growing taller day by […]

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28 May

Lag B’Omer Bonfire

We had a great time at our Lag B’Omer* Bonfire. We made s’mores and ate watermelon, corn, and strawberries. We also had outdoor games, an obstacle course, soccer, and hula-hooping. It was the perfect day for outside fun! *Lag BaOmer is the 33rd day of the Omer count and a festive day on the Jewish calendar. It […]

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10 May

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration & Kindergarten Graduation

“We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the whole Alef Bet team, for making such a great and warm celebration for Israel’s Independence Day. We both grew up in Israel, and being here, far away from our home and family, can be sometimes hard, especially in these events. The celebration was a big […]

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