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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 2/9/18
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2018 week #4



All you Need is LOVE!
This week in our TEP class we explored hearts and love! Our toddlers used hearts to create butterfly artwork which they decorated with dot markers, crayons and stickers. We read the story I Love you Through and Through  and pointed out everything we can love about ourselves! We danced our colorful scarves with all of the body parts we love and gave them big hugs at the end.  The toddlers were very excited for Tzedakah Time which was followed by tons of clapping and stomping for Shabbat. After our Shabbat snack we popped lots of bubbles and rocked out with the instruments. Everyone was super excited to march down the hall to the playground to end our super fun TEP day!!
Butterfly Heart Art!


Let's PLAY!! 
 
Scarf FUN!! 


Tzedakah FUN!! 
 
Shabbat FUN!! 
 

Bubble FUN!!

Playground FUN!!
 
Friday 2/2/18
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2018 week #3


Trees are Blowing in the Wind
This week in our TEP class we explored the Jewish Holiday of Tu B'shvat...The Birthday of the Trees! The toddlers created handprint trees and decorated them with dot markers and crayons. We read the story It's Tu B'Shvat" and had a blast dancing like rainbow trees blowing in the wind all around the room. After an independent Tzedakah Time we clapped and sang for Shabbat. The toddlers were quite hungry for snack, followed by our always exciting bubbles!! We ended our TEP time with some fun playground exploration!
Handprint Trees!!
 

   Play Time

Tree Dancing  


Tzedakah Time 

Shabbat is Here
 

 
Bubbles!!!!



Playground FUN! 

Friday 1/26/18
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2018 week #2

Ice Ice Baby
This week in our TEP class we continued to explore the Winter Season. The toddlers painted snowball picture with dotting away with q-tips. We read a story about 10 Playful Penguins playing in the snow. The highlight of the class was exploring cold and wet ice with all of our senses!! Our toddlers were then quite focused for tzedakah time and excited to clap and stomp during Shabbat singing. The toddlers worked up an appetite for snack time followed by lots of bubble popping!! Playground time was so much fun once again enjoying our cooler winter weather. It was a super fun TEP day!!
Snowball Painting


Creative Play

ICE Exploration 
 

 
Tzedakah Time 

Shabbat is here! 

Drumming it out! 

BUBBLES!!!



Playground Fun! 





Friday 1/19/18
Toddler Enrichment Program
Winter 2018 week #1
Winter Freeze
This week in our TEP class we welcome new and returning friends to our 2018 Winter TEP Session! We explored the season of Winter by creating puffball snow men and reading a story about Snowy Animal Friends. We turned our rainbow scarves into rainbow snowball and practiced throwing and catching and hiding too. After an exciting Tzedakah time, working on our fine motor skills, we stomped and clapped our way through Shabbat. The toddlers worked up an appetite for snack time followed by lots of bubble popping!! Playground time was so much fun enjoying our cooler winter weather. It was a great day to start our TEP Winter Session!
Snowmen Creations


  Creative Play Time!
 

Rainbow Scarf Snowballs 


Tzedakah Time! 

Shabbat and Snack Time 

So many BUBBLES!!! 



Playground Time!! 



Friday 12/15/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #2 2017 week #7



Spinning Dreidels!
This week in our TEP class we continued exploring the Jewish Holiday of Hanukah! The toddlers decorated driedel picture frames and we danced around and around like spinning dreidels. We read the story Biscuit's Hanukah about how even our furry friends can celebrate the Festival of Lights. For snack we tasted potato latkes before popping lots of bubbles. We ended our time with lots of playground fun!!

Dreidel Frame Decorating!


Free PLAY!!




Dreidel and Menorah Exploration 

Tzedakah Time!! 


 Bubbles!!


Friday 12/8/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #2 2017 week #6


Hanukah Lights!
This week in our TEP class we began exploring the Jewish Holiday of Hanukah! The toddlers created their own Hanukah Placemats and we read the story Hanukah Lights. We played, sang and danced with our menorahs and Hanukah Lights!  After independent tzedakah time we sang, clapped and stomped our way through Shabbat and were very hungry for snack. After lots of bubble popping and playing the big drums we ended our TEP enjoying playground fun!
Hanukah Placemat Deccorating!

Hanukah Light Dancing
 


Tzedakah Time! 
 Shabbat and Snack Fun!

Big Drums and Bubbles!! 


Playground Fun!!


Friday 12/1/17
Toddler Enrichment Program
Fall #2 2017 week #5


Twinkle Twinkle
This week in our TEP class we explored the Shema Prayer. In Jewish tradition we say this prayer when we go to sleep and again wake up. The toddlers decorated their own Shema pictures with dot markers and crayons. We read a story about many different animals getting ready to go to sleep and we twinkled stars in the sky with flashlights. We turned off the lights and sang our Shema blessing as we danced our twinkling lights around the room. We sang, clapped and stomped our way through Shabbat and were very excited for snack time. After lots of bubble popping and instrument exploration we ended our TEP enjoying playground fun!
Dot Art!

Play time!
  
Flashlight Dancing! 

 Tzedakah Time!

Shabbat and Bubbles!  

Playground time! 



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!


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