Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.
-Fred Rogers

Here's to our 25 staff heroes. They are heroes to me. -Morah Mindy

Use this link today at 9 am for our 9:00 Morning with Morah Mindy 

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Shavuot-weeks
Sivan-our new month coincides with May/June .  Shavuot is on the 6/7 day
Z'man Matan Torataynu- The season of the Giving of the Torah
Chag HaBikurim-Festival of first fruits
Chag HaKatzir-the festival of the Harvvest
Chag HaShavuot-Festival of Weeks


                       
We eat dairy foods on Shavuot. This yummy blintz souffle will serve 10-12 but may be cut in half to serve 5-6. In a 9 x 13 pyrex dish melt 1/4 c. margarine. Put 3 packages of Goldes cheese blintzes (12/pkg) in dish seam side down. Beat 4 eggs, 1 c. sour cream, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon together and pour over blintzes.  Bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes until bubbling. services with fresh or thawed strawberries on the sides.
                                            
You Can Ride a Virtual Roller Coaster!


Readiness-story telling or reading aloud with your children
             
  • When you are telling your child a story, model good storytelling by providing lots of details, using good inflection, and incorporating body language/gestures.
  • Keep the story narrow in focus; rather than telling a story that takes place over a longer period (days or weeks), tell a story that takes place within a few hours - for example, a trip to the store or something funny your family pet did. When the story unfolds over a longer period, it may be hard for your child to focus on the details.
  • Whenever possible when telling or reading a story maintain eye contact; it will go a long way in keeping your child engaged.
  • Add facial expressions! Raise your eyebrows, scrunch your lips, narrow/widen your eyes, nod/shake your head, etc.
  • Vary the volume of your voice-increase volume for exciting moments and 'whisper' softly for quiet/secretive moments.
  • Vary the pitch of your voice-higher pitch for excitement, lower pitch for thoughtfulness or sadness.
  • Vary the speed of your telling-faster for exciting moments, slower for thoughtful moments.
  • Do not be afraid to tell make-believe stories; in fact, make them up as you go. When you lose your train of thought, ask your child for help.
  • Tell stories that center around you and your child's daily life. Reminiscing about events of the day enables children to tell their own descriptive narratives. Recounting events has been linked to higher self-esteem and a stronger sense of self.
  • Tell stories with refrains or dialogues that repeat and can be easily remembered and predicted by children. Examples include "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "We're Going on a Lion Hunt," "Three Little Pigs," etc. Invite your child to act out, or make sounds for these parts (i.e., "They walked to the park. Pat your knees and show me how they walked."). Or, ask your child to add a sound (i.e. "There were some cows nearby. What does a cow say?").
  • Ask questions related to the story that prompt children's imagination. For example, "Why do you think Goldilocks chose to sleep in the baby bear's bed?" or "How do you think she felt when she found the perfect chair?"           
                           

G-d's Paintbrush:  here are some more ideas and projects from a wonderful book by Rabbi Randy Eisenberg.

What does G-d's voice sound like. Psalm 29 says G-d has a voice as loud as thunder. Kings 19:12 says G-d's voice is small and quiet.  What is the tiniest whisper your child can make. What is the loudest sound your child can make. Have you ever heard an echo. Can you find an empty room to make an echo. Play an echo or mirror game. Stand facing your child. One person starts to make a movement and the other imitates it, just like a reflection in the mirror.                 
  



Join Morah Janet today for movement in a special way!


Dance like a Cloud
Adventures of The Little Cloud by Eric Carle - 

        Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:30 AM

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Topic: Zoom Boomerang Thursday
Thursday May 21, 2020 11:30 AM 

11:30 Morah Ellen joins us for fun for everyone
11:50 Morah Janet joins us for yoga
12:15 A Mystery Guest Reader, Mystery Guest Pet and come colorful cooking rounds out our day

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Tikkun Olam. It is our way. To make a difference every day.

Many of you may have passed by the Discount Shop located across from the Mt. Kisco Diner. It's the former dollar store from Bedford Hills.  We use this lovely local merchant for many of our balloons, crafts, paper good needs. The owner was a teacher in her former country. Before the pandemic the business was struggling and during this challenging time, they are only open for curbside pickup.  If you need balloons, paper goods or other items, consider calling them and parking right in front for a curbside pickup. Tell them you are a BTNS family. They are part of our family
and we can make a difference.

The Dollar Shoppe  237 East Main Street Mt. Kisco  864-0638

see you at 9
B'ahava,
Morah Mindy    
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