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Early Childhood Center-School Year 2016-2017

"Play is the highest expression of human development."
Welcome to The One School At Temple Beth Am, Celebrating the Whole Child. We understand and respect that every child is essentially, ‘the one.’ Every child is unique. The specifics of how we nurture and grow each child are dependent entirely upon the needs of the child. This is how we celebrate each child - by engaging him or her at his or her point of need. The One School partners with every parent to ensure every child is championed and educated as an individual.

The One School is a NAEYC Accredited, Reggio Emilia Nature-inspired school, serving ages 18 months to five years. The One School offers certified teachers, a low student/teacher ratio, an emergent creative curriculum and specialty areas of study including science, art, music, foreign language and nature study. The One School’s curricula are supplemented by young family programs and parenting workshops, an infant and toddler program, Family Center, Summer Camp, after school enrichment classes and an active and instrumental Parent Teacher Organization. A commitment to contribute to the community and the world at large is also a part of the school’s social justice philosophy.






Family Center

Friday 11/17/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #2 2017 week #4


Gobble Gobble
This week in our TEP class we continued to explore the holiday of Thanksgiving and the season of Fall!  The toddlers decorated their own Thanksgiving Pictures with our favorite Dot Markers and Crayons. We read the story  Biscuit is Thankful and we danced with our autumn leaves and colorful scarves. Everyone worked very hard putting coins in their Tzedakah Boxes and shook them very loudly when they were done! We clapped, sang and stomped our way into Shabbat with great energy. Snack time was very special as we celebrated Mia's 2nd Birthday together as a class. After lots of bubble popping and instrument playing we ended another fabulous TEP day with some Playground FUN!!
Thanksgiving Picture Decorating!

Scarf Dancing 


Tzedakah Time!! 
 
Shabbat Time! 

Snack Time!

Happy 2nd Birthday Mia!! 
 
Bubbles Everywhere! 

Playground Time!! 
 


Friday 11/10/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #2 2017 week #3


Gobble Gobble
This week in our TEP class we explored the holiday of Thanksgiving! The toddlers created their own feather turkeys by tracing their hands and gluing feathers. We read the silly story Five Little Turkeys and we sang songs and danced like gobbling turkeys! The toddlers worked hard independently putting coins in their tzedakah boxes. We had a vibrant Shabbat singing time and were so hungry for snack time where we enjoyed some delicious homemade challah thanks to Geordan's mom, Iryssa! After lots of bubble popping and instrument exploration we ended our TEP day on the playground enjoying some beautiful Florida Fall weather!
Turkey Creations
 

Play time!

 Turkey Dancing!

Tzedakah Fun! 


Shabbat Time!

Big Drums!
 

 BUBBLES!!!!

Playground Time!!
Friday 11/3/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #2 2017 week #2


Leaves are Falling
This week in our TEP class we explored the Season of Fall! The toddlers decorated fall pictures with our favorite dot markers and crayons. We read a story about pumpkins and all different emotions. we danced and played with "Fall Leaves" and rainbows with so many of our fall colors.  The toddlers used their fine motor skills to put coins in their tzedakah boxes. We clapped, sand and stomped our way through Shabbat and the toddlers were so hungry for snack. After lots of bubble popping and instrument exploration we ended our TEP day on the playground enjoying some beautiful Florida Fall weather!
Fall Dot Art 

Creative Play Time!

 Fall Leaf Dancing


Tzedakah Time 

Shabbat is Here!

Instruments and Bubbles! 



 Playground Exploration!

Friday 10/27/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #2 2017 week #1

Rolling Pumpkins
This week in our TEP class we welcomed new and returning friends to our Fall #2 2017 TEP Session! The toddlers decorated their own pumpkin pictures and we read the story The Pumpkin Prayer. We explored round and orange pumpkins...hugging them, rolling them and spinning them and then did the same with round ball of all shapes and sizes. The toddlers were excited for Tzedakah time, where they put coins in their own tzedakah boxes.  After a lively Shabbat and yummy snack the toddlers popped LOTS of bubbles and rocked out with our instruments. We ended class with some playground exploration on a lovely Fall Day!
 Pumpkin Decorating

Creative Play Exploration! 

Exploring Pumpkins 

Tzeddakah Time! 

Shabbat is Here! 


 Snack Time!

BUBBLES!!!! 

Instrument FUN!! 

Playground FUN!


Friday 10/13/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #1 2017 week #6
Shake our Lulav Out
This week in our TEP class we concluded our TEP Fall #1 2017 Session with continued exploration of the Jewish Harvest festival of Sukkot. The toddlers created abstract stick collages in honor the the Sukkah (temporary house) that is built on Sukkot. We read the story, Tamar's Sukkah, which focused on friends coming together to eat and celebrate in the Sukkah! We introduced the Lulav, different branches bound together, that we shake all around to recognize that God is all around us. We did the Lulav Shake with our shaker instruments and danced all around the room! The toddlers continued to shake with their Tzedakah Boxes filled with so many coins. After a lively Shabbat and yummy snack the toddlers popped LOTS of bubbles, drummed out some fun rhythms and we ended with some playground fun!
Stick Collages!

Shake it Out! 




Independent Tzedakah Time!! 

Shabbat is Here! 

BUBBLES!!!! 

Playground FUN!!! 

Friday 9/29/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #1 2017 week #5


Shake and Grow!!
This week in our TEP class we began to explore the Jewish Harvest festival of Sukkot.  The toddlers created their own Nature inspired wall hangings.  We read a story about a Fall Shabbat and danced with our fruit and veggie instrument shakers!! The toddlers continued to shake after putting all their coins in their boxes...and we heard some pretty loud sounds. So many friends helped to clap, stomp and sing our way through Shabbat and were so ready for snack time. As always popping bubbles was a unanimous highlight of the class. Just another fabulous TEP day!
Wall Hanging Decorating

Play Time!!

Shaking it Out! 

Tzedakah Time...with some shaking on the side! 

Shabbat is HERE!! 


 Music and Bubbles!




Friday 9/22/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #1 2017 week #4

I Like to Hear the Shofar Blast
This week in our TEP class we continued to explore The Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashana! The Toddlers decorated their own shofars that we used during circle time to blow and wake everyone up for the new year. We read the story "Happy Birthday World" and listened to the real shofar sounds. The toddlers continued to work very independently during tzedakah time and were excited to clap, sing and stomp for Shabbat. Since it was a rainy morning we enjoyed an extended bubble popping time and made our own music with instruments and the big drums!
Shofar Decorating!


Creative Play!

Shofar Blowing!

Tzedakah Time! 


Bubble, Instrument and Big Drum FUN!! 





Friday 9/15/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #1 2017 week #3
Happy New Year!
This week in our TEP class we explored Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year! The Toddlers created their own New Year's card wishing everyone a Shana Tova (a Good Year).  We read the story Apples and Honey about the sweet start to the new year and danced our shaker eggs while singing our Apples and Honey songs. The toddlers worked very independently during tzedakah time and were excited to clap and sing for Shabbat. After popping lots of bubbles and drumming it out we ended our day with some playground fun!
Shana Tova Cards


Play time!

Apples and Honey Egg Shaking! 

Tzedakah Time! 

Shabbat time!

 Lil Drummers and Bubble Poppers with a guest helper!

 


Playground time!
 

Friday 8/25/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #1 2017 week #2


Shake your Shells at the Beach!
This week in our TEP class we explored life at the beach. The toddlers decorated their own shell picture with dot markers and crayons. We read the story "Bubble Bubble" about so many creatures that live in the ocean. The toddlers had the opportunity to touch, feel, scoop and dump shells of all shapes and sizes in all types of containers that made so many sounds. We continued to listen with our ears as we heard our tzedakah boxes shake with so many coins. We stomped and sang our way through Shabbat, which was followed by big drums and lots of bubble popping. We ended class with some playground exploration time!
Shell Picture Decorating!

 Creative Play Exploration!


 Shell Exploration!


Tzedakah Time! 

Shabbat Time! 

Snack Time! 

Big Drums!

 Bubbles!!!!




Playground Exploration!
  

Friday 8/18/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #1 2017 week #1

Shaking and Counting Away!
This week in our TEP class welcomed so many new toddler friends to our class! We explored numbers this week. Our toddlers decorated number pictures with dot markers and crayons and we read a story counting all the ways God Loves Numbers. We also listened with our ears to the sound different things make when we shake them including our egg shakers and the coins in our Tzedakah boxes! We sang and stomped our way into Shabbat and everyone was very excited for snack time. After some bubbly bubble popping and instrument playing we headed outside for some playground exploration. What a great start to our TEP Fall #1 Session!
Dot Marker Decorating

Creative Play Exploration
 

Egg Shaking FUN! 

Tzedakah Time! 

Shabbat is HERE! 

Bubbles and Instruments!



Marching down the hall to the PLAYGROUND!!! 



Friday 7/21/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Summer 2017 week #6

Mr. Golden SUN!
This week in our TEP class we explored the golden sunshine! Our toddlers created multimedia yellow sun collages using dot markers, crayons, glue and an array of textured yellow materials. We sang our story "You are my Sunshine" and danced our colorful rainbow suns all around with our dancing scarves. Our toddlers have become so independent during tzedakah time and clapped and stomped away during our Shabbat Singing! After popping lots of bubble we ended another fabulous TEP day exploring on the playground!
Sunshine Collages 

Sunshine Scarf Dancing!
 
  
 
Independent Tzedakah Time! 

Shabbat is HERE! 


Bubbles!!! 




Friday 7/14/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Summer 2017 week #5


What can we do with our fingers and toes!
This week in our TEP class we explored our fingers and toes and what we can do with them. The toddlers painted and dotted away with sponges and brushes.  We read the story "10 Little Toes" moving all the parts of our bodies. We used our hands and feet to play our Big Drums! After enthusiastic Shabbat Singing and Stomping we ended the class with bubbles, instruments and playground FUN!!
Painting and Dotting FUN!
 

Drumming away!

 Tzedakah FUN!

Shabbat Stomping and Snack 

Instrument and Bubble FUN! 


 Playground FUN



Friday 7/7/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Summer 2017 week #4


How things feel and sound!
This week in our TEP class we explored the way things feel and sound! Our toddlers created sand collages with rough sand and sticky glue. We read a story exploring so many animal sounds and we danced our shaker instruments all around the room! Our toddlers are becoming so independent during Tzedakah Time and could even make sounds with their tzedakah boxes. After snack we made even bigger sounds with our giant drums, using our hands to drum fast and slow. Since it was rainy outside the toddlers has an extra long bubble popping session. Just another fun TEP day!
Sticky Sand Collages 

Play Time!!

Let's Shake! 

Tzedakah Time 

Yummy Snack!!

 BIG Drums!!!

BUBBLES!!!!!


Friday 6/30/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Summer 2017 week #3



Stars and Stripes
This week in our TEP class we explored the stars and stripes of the American Flag! Our toddlers created their own abstract flags by sticking star stickers and gluing red stripes. We read the story "Farm Alarm" making lots of fun animal sounds and danced with bandannas around the room! The toddlers are so excited for Tzedakah Time and playing with the Shabbat Toys. We ended class popping lots of bubbles and exploring all the fun on the playground.
Stars and Stripes Flags 

Play Time!! 
 

Bandanna Dancing! 


Tzedakah Time! 

Bubbles and Instruments!! 

 Playground FUN!!!
Friday 6/23/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Summer 2017 week #2


Seashells by the Seashore
This week in our TEP class we explored Seashells by the Seashore! Our toddlers decorated shell pictures with dot markers and crayons. We read a story about Ocean Creatures and had a blast scooping up shells of all different sizes and textures. The toddlers were very independent during Tzedakah Time and had so much fun singing and stomping for Shabbat. After popping many bubbles we headed outside for some playground exploration!
 Seashell Decorating

 
Play TIME!!

Seashell Scooping FUN!! 

Tzedakah TIME!!

Shabbat Fun and Snack! 

 Pop a BUBBLE!!


Playground FUN!! 


Friday 6/16/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Summer 2017 week #1


Ocean FUN
We kicked off  the Summer 2017 TEP Session by diving into some Ocean FUN! The toddlers decorated Ocean Theme picture frames. We read our story "Bubble, Bubble" and made lots of ocean bubble sounds. Then our toddlers danced our rainbow ocean creatures all around the room.  We enjoyed Tzedakah Time, Shabbat singing and snack and as always popping lots and lots of bubbles. We finished out class getting a little wet on the playground! Such a fun start to our TEP Summer!
 
 Ocean Picture Frames

Rainbow Ocean Dancing 



Tzedakah Time!

Shabbat is Here!

Snack Time!

Bubbles and Instruments

Playground FUN!

Friday 5/25/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Spring 2017 week #9

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
We wrapped up the Spring 2017 TEP Session by exploring twinkling stars and moon! Our toddlers created nighttime pictures with chalk and sparkle stickers. We read our story "Twinkle Twinkle" and used flashlights to dance our own stars all around the room. The toddler enjoyed independent Tzedakah Time, Shabbat singing and snack and as always popping lots and lots of bubbles. We proudly said goodbye to our toddlers that are graduating and moving onto Preschool.  
Nighttime Pictures

Exploring through PLAY! 

Flashlight Dancing 


Tzedakah Time!!

Shabbat is HERE! 

Swimming in the Bubbles! 

 Playground FUN!!



Friday 5/19/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Spring 2017 week #8



You Are My Sunshine!
This week in our TEP class we explored the bright shining sun! Our toddlers painted canvases with their initials on them with bright and shiny colors. We read and sang the song "You are my sunshine" and covered our eyes from the bright sun with all different color scarves. The toddler enjoyed independent Tzedakah Time, Shabbat singing and snack and as always popping lots and lots of bubbles. We finished class up with exciting Playground Exploration Time!
Canvas Painting

Creative Play

Sunshine Scarf Dancing


Tzedakah Time 

Shabbat is HERE

Bubbles EVERYWHERE 


Playground FUN

Friday 5/12/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Spring 2017 week #7


How Things Feel
This week in our TEP class we explored the way things feel. Our toddlers created texture collages with soft felt, rough sand and sticky glue. We read the story "Little Feet Love" and felt many different textures. Then we danced and played with our smooth and bumpy beanbags! Our toddlers were focused during independent Tzedakah Time. They clapped and stomped their way through Shabbat, enjoyed a yummy snack and popping lots of bubbles. We ended class with some FUN outside play time on the playground!
Exploring Playtime!!

Texture Collages!!

Balancing Bumpy Beanbags!! 

Independent Tzedakah Time!

Shabbat Stomping!! 

BUBBLESSSS!!!!

Playground Buddies!! 


Friday 5/5/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Spring 2017 week #6

Flowers in the Garden
This week in our TEP class we explored Springtime and all that grows around us! Our  toddlers created flower paintings by stamping the bottom of water bottles and flower cookie cutters with glitter paint...which was a blast! We read a story counting 10 Bluebirds and danced around the room like frolicking birds. Our toddlers are becoming so independent during Tzedakah Time and sang and clapped our way through Shabbat.  Since it was a rainy spring day we had extended bubble popping with all parts of our body and instrument exploration. Just another exciting TEP day!
Flower Power!

Free Play!! 

Birdie Scarf Dancing! 


Independent Tzedakah Time!!

 Shabbat is Here!!

Bubbles and Instruments....Hooray!! 





Friday 4/28/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Spring 2017 week #5



All the Colors of the RAINBOW
This week in our TEP class we explored all the colors of the rainbow! Our toddlers decorated their very own rainbows, we read the story "Ladybug's Lessons" about a red ladybug and her friends of all different colors and we danced our rainbow ribbons around the room! It was a very special TEP class as we celebrated Cameron's 2nd Birthday during snack time!  We ended class with lots of bubble popping and fun on the playground!
Rainbow Decorating

Creative Play!

Rainbow Dancing! 

Tzedakah Time! 


Happy Birthday Cameron! 

BUBBLES!!!!

 Playground FUN!!

Friday 4/14/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Spring 2017 week #3


Frogs are Jumping EVERYWHERE!
This week in our TEP class we continued to explore the Jewish Holiday of Passover. The toddlers created their own hopping frogs, one of the 10 plagues of Passover. We read about the Passover Seder and danced like jumping rainbow frogs all around the room! Our toddlers have become so independent with their Tzedakah time. After lots of Shabbat singing, the toddlers enjoyed their Passover Shabbat snack of Matzah, fruit cheese and special chocolate covered matzah. We finished class with fun instrument play, popping bubbles and beautiful playground exploration!
Frog Decorating!

Creative Play Exploration! 
 
 Rainbow Frog Jumping and Dancing!

Independent Tzedakah Time! 

Shabbat Dinosaur Stomping and Snack!

 BUBBLES!!!!!!!





 Marching down the hall!!

Playground FUN!!

 

Friday 4/7/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Spring 2017 week #2

Passover FUN
This week in our TEP class we began to explore the Jewish Holiday of Passover. Passover is a holiday of redemption, exploration and order. The Passover Seder (holiday meal and ceremony) follows a certain order that tells the story of the exodus from Egypt and all of the Passover symbols. The symbols are displayed on the Seder Plate in the middle of the table. Our toddlers created their own seder plates with dots, crayons and glue. We read the story "Dayenu" telling the story of the exodus and we danced with scarves to show our joy!!  We rounded out the class with Tzedakah, Shabbat singing, snack, bubbles and big drums and super FUN playground time!
Seder Plate Decorating

Creative Play

Passover Scarf Dancing 

Tzedakah Time 

Bubbles and Big Drums!!

Playground FUN!! 
Friday 3/31/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Spring 2017 week #1

Brown Bear 
This week we began the Spring 2017 TEP Session! We welcomed many new friends and welcomed back so many of our favorite toddlers!!! Our toddlers manipulated stamps and ink pads during craft time, creating some colorful designs. We sang our story today "Brown Bear" and acted out all of the colorful animals. We rounded out the class with Tzedakah, Shabbat singing, snack, bubbles and instruments and super FUN playground time!
Stamping and Dot Art!

Creative Play Exploration!
 
Tzedakah Time!

 
 Shabbat is HERE!!

 Bubbles!!!


Playground Exploration!!
Friday 3/3/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2017 week #6


Shake Your Groggers
This past week is our TEP class we began exploring the Jewish Holiday of Purim that celebrates the perseverance of the Jewish People when faced with adversity in a fun and silly way. Our toddlers decorated their own Groggers or Shakers. We read a story about the 1-2-3's of Purim and we danced our homemade shakers all around the room! We rounded out the day with Tzedakah, Shabbat, Snack, Bubble and Instruments and of course some gorgeous playground time.
Grogger Decorating


 
Play Time!!

Shake your Groggers!!

Focused Tzedakah Time!! 



Shabbat is Here!


 Instruments and Bubbles!!

 
Playground FUN!!


Friday 2/24/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2017 week #5

Flowers in the Garden
This past week is our TEP class we explored flowers growing in nature! Our toddlers created their own flower gardens by stamping paint with flower shaped cookie cutters. We read a story about counting some of our favorite things in nature and we shook and balanced bean bags of all different colors, like our vibrant gardens. During Tzedakah time our toddlers are becoming so independent, filling their boxes with coins all by themselves. After some lively Shabbat singing, yummy snack time and exciting instrument and bubble exploration, we enjoyed lots of FUN on the playground!
Flower Cookie Cutter Stamp Painting!
 

Creative Play Time

Bean Bag Exploration 

Tzedakah Time 

Shabbat is Here!
 

Bubbles!!

Playground Exploration 

Friday 2/17/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2017 week #4

Trees are Blowing in the Wind
This past week is our TEP class we explored Trees!! Our toddlers created their own trees by tracing their hands. We read a story about the Jewish holiday of Tu B'shvat, which celebrates the birthday of the trees and our love for nature. We danced our bodies like colorful trees with our scarves all around the room. Another FUN TEP Day!!


Creative Play

Tree Dancing

 


Tzedakah Time!


Shabbat and Music Time!

Bubbles!!! 

 Playground FUN!!

Friday 2/10/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2017 week #3



I LOVE YOU
This past week is our TEP class we explored LOVE!! The Toddlers created their own butterflies out of hearts, we read the story I Love You Through and Through and we danced our love filled rainbow butterflies around the room.  It was a special TEP day as we celebrated Leah's 2nd Birthday with a special birthday snack.  We ended our day with FUN playground time!
Butterfly Hearts
 
Creative Play Exploration 

Butterfly Dancing!

Tzedakah Time 

Happy 2nd Birthday Leah! 

Yummy Cupcakes! 

Bubbles!! 




Friday 1/27/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2017 week #2



More Winter FUN!
This past week is our TEP class we continued to explore the winter season. Our toddlers created their own snowflake pictures by painting with q-tips, we read a story about the bright winter sun and the most exciting part of the day was playing with a giant bowl of wet and cold ice!!! We even had a chance to experience the beautiful Florida winter weather on the playground!
Snowflake Painting! 

Creative Play Exploration! 

Ice Exploration!!!

Independent Tzedakah Time! 

Shabbat is Here...Let's Dance!!

Bubbles and Instruments! 

Playground Exploration!! 


Friday 1/20/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2017 week #1



Winter FUN!
We were so excited to begin the Winter 2017 TEP session by welcoming so many new friends! This week we explored the winter season including:  creating our own snow men, playing with "snowballs" and reading about snowy animal friends.  We even had a chance to experience the beautiful Florida winter weather on the playground! 

Snowman Creations

Creative Play Exploration
 

Snowy FUN!! 
  
Tzedakah, Shabbat and Snack Time!
  



Playground Exploration 










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