November News

Dear Parents,
Wow have we been busy! We’ve been busy having so much fun that we forgot to write about all we’ve been doing!

High Holidays have come and gone but we had fun learning about Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot and Yom Kippur, and now we are preparing for our Thanksgiving program! Time truly does fly when we’re having fun!

For Rosh Hashanah we learned a Happy New year song that we loved so much we even kept singing it after Rosh Hashanah had passed! For Sukkot we made fruit collages and colored paper fruit to hang in the Sukkah outside. Morah Miriam even read us a story in the Sukkah! It sure was fun. For Yom Kippur we made Israeli flags and a decorated our own paper Torah.

We’ve enjoyed our science and gardening classes too. For Science Ms Heather always has a new theme of the day for us. Last week it was outer space! We got to play with the sun (yellow balloons), and imagine blasting off in a rocket in a pretend rocket frame. The Science room was even lit by only an indoor sun (foil wrapped with light strings) hanging from the ceiling! In gardening Ms Heather has taught us how to pull weeds, plant seeds, and we learned how seeds travel to get planted in new places nature. We’ve loved seeing the plants that we planted the seeds for growing in our own Doobonim garden! Learning is so much fun!

We’ve had Music with Ms Emily too and we LOVE those Shakey Eggs and scarves. Our favorite song is “We are the Dinosaurs”. At the end of class Ms Emily always lets us tap her bongo drums. We very much enjoy dancing, singing and making music in her class!

Next week is out family Thanksgiving celebration! We’ve been working so hard to get everything ready on time, but we are looking forward to sharing this day with our families. Hope to see you there!

Ms Mariya – Lead Teacher
Ms Jennifer – Assistant Teacher
And the kids in Doobonim 2

Welcome Back to School!

We have been having so much fun  these first two weeks of school!

We have beautiful kids in our room, 4 boys and 5 girls.  They are every excited- in our room we have a lot of activities.  We play with sand and sand toys in our science area.  We play with a lot of Legos and building blocks.


We do dramatic play, we try to cook, put babies to sleep in the crib, and we try to do dress-up.  We start with hats and skirts!

At circle time, we sing a good morning song, days of the week, weather song, and getting used to the calendar.  Everything is new for them!

We are so happy to have a new carpet with lots of animals ad the alphabet!

We try to point to each animal and the children try to remember the next day.

We dance to “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, and Twinkle Twinkle.

We have a lot of fun going  to Jewish Studies.  Now we are trying to prepare for Rosh Hashanah.  We will make a shofar, sing songs, and we will make apples & honey for art.


Besides Jewish Studies, we have a woderful music class with our new teacher Ms. Emily.  We enjoy doing some activities, like shaky eggs, rhthym sticks, singing our animal noises, and also- we dance to the music!

We have so many activities, such as Science class eith our new teacher Ms. Heather.  We are really happy to go to the science room to play with the different experiements Heather has for us.  We also garden  with Ms. Heather– we pulled weeds!  We pulled and tried to put them i the garbage by ourselves.

We also love P.E. where we get to play with balls and tunnels with Ms. Trudy!

Make sure to check Tadpoles for daily updates.

Please remember to send in  a picture for our family tree- we appreciate all of your help, we have great parents who really help us take care of our classroom family.  Thank you very much for your help!

Ms. Mariya & Ms. Jennifer

Welcome Doobonim 2 Families – Let’s Stay Connected!

We would like to welcome all of our ‘baby bears’ to our Doobonim 2 Class.  We are excited to get to know you and watch you grow.

There are many ways that you can stay connected to your child(ren)’s class!
This blog will be updated periodically with classroom info. It’s a great place to find out about some of the activities and programming that we offer. Your teachers may also send periodic emails with classroom info as well.

The DuBow Preschool and Martin J. Gottlieb Day School also send out a weekly email to keep everyone updated with school happenings. You can see an example of this email HERE.  If you are not receiving these emails, please email for additional assistance.

If you enjoy social media, you can follow the DuBow Preschool on Facebook or Instagram for quick photos and information.

Let’s have an amazing year!

Art, Art, Art!

We have been all about ART this week!  Ms. Silvia borrowed supplies from the Cummer Art Museum for the whole school to do some mural work..on the floor!  There were giant stamps and rolling stamps..the children had such a great time!  And something fun will be done with these masterpieces the whole preschool created together 😉  Thank you SOOO much Ms. Silvia for providing this amazing experience for the students!  We also worked on painting little “aquariums” in class to go along with our ocean theme.

Next week is our last week of school!  It has flown by, but we have some fun things in store:-)

Next weeks Schedule:

Monday, June 2nd- Margo’s catering will be providing the whole school with free Lunch as a special treat!  Pizza will be served;-)  Please email Dina (she sent an email out to families) if  you do NOT want the pizza for your child, and send in a normal dairy, nut-free lunch.

Also, Monday June 2nd -Our end of the year party!  Doobonim will be having a little ice cream/popsicle get together in our garden, then fun on the playground, at 10:00.  Parents are welcome to join, it should be simple and sweet;-)

Tuesday, June 3rd-Noon dismissal for Holiday Erev Shavout-Do not send lunch.  Kids club by reservation only

Wednesday, June 4th-NO SCHOOL-Shavout celebrated

Thursday, June 5th-NO SCHOOL-Shavout celebrated

Friday, June 6th-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! NOON DISMISSAL-kids club by reservation only

Also Friday, June 6th-Donuts with Dad 8:15-9:00


Ms. Billie

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Ocean Life and Water Fun!

It’s been ALL about H2O this week!  We have been learning about ocean life, singing “Slippery Fish” and had Water Play Day.  The little ones had SUCH a great time during water play in the courtyard..just a little taste of the fun days they would have this summer at Camp KiTov 🙂  Ms. Ilene from P.J. Library also came and read the girls a story about Noah’s Ark.

Also included are some pictures during music class..sorry if they are blurry, these girls like to shake it!!  I included a picture of snack time too; it’s amazing how fast your little ones have learned our routine!  We wash hands, sit nicely, and they even get up and throw their trash away when they’re done eating!  It’s been such a joy working with these girls and an amazing thing to behold as they have come out of their shells and blossomed 🙂


Ms. Billie

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It’s been all about birds this week!  We have gone on long walks outside to “hunt” for different birds (we have a geese family who lives on the pond behind the synagogue; they love them!)  We have also talked about the different sounds that birds make…there has been a lot of tweeting, chirping and quacking going on in here!  Our song this week during circle time was “Little Ducks” (to the tune of London Bridge):

“Little ducks go Quack, Quack, Quack

Quack, Quack, Quack

Quack, Quack, Quack

Little ducks go Quack, Quack, Quack

In the Springtime”

We found leaves outside to make “birds” out of them and they made some beautiful dot art so I could cut some birds shapes out of them:-)

Other pictures below include, P.E. fun, outside fun, Play-Doh fun and Mother’s Day fun:)


Monday, May 19th-Doobonim water Play day (just little baby pools in the court yard 🙂  Make sure you get your sunscreen forms and sunscreen in by Friday so your little one can participate.  We ask that they come in their bathing suit (send a swimmie diaper for the little ones, we will put it on right before we go out) sunscreen/bug spray applied by you, towel and a change of clothes—Thank you!)

Camp Kitov summer registration is open now!  We hope to see your little ones this summer, with fun themes, games, crafts, and water play!!


Ms. Billie


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Yom Ha’ Atzmaut and Mother’s day

Hi all!  The end of the year is rapidly approaching!  We have so many fun activities scheduled until then;  I’ll keep you updated:)

We started our week off with Yom Ha’ Atzmaut. Israel’s Birthday!  Your little ones were so cute wearing their blue and white, representing the colors of Israel’s flag.  We had a great celebration with songs and stories led by Morah Rachel and Morah Miriam.  We also had yummy blue and white cupcakes as a special treat;)

We have been working on a Mother’s day surprise for our Doobonim Mommy’s, and hope you can all make it to the Mother’s Day Tea/Shabbat.  It’s this Friday at 9:30am.  We will meet then in the sanctuary for Shabbat, then parade out to the garden to enjoy some refreshments and fun play with your little ones:)

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Welcome Back and Bugs!

It’s been a great week back from Spring Break!  The girls have transitioned back to class seamlessly and we are  happy to have them 🙂  We have been playing outside everyday in this beautiful weather started a new theme, “Bugs”.  We sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” every day in circle time after our story about garden bugs.  They love it!  We have made “spiders” with our hand prints and painted with fly swatters!

Other pictures include playing at the sand table, taking walks in the buggy, enjoying Jewish Studies and being silly at lunch:-)

Our Mother’s Day Tea/Shabbat with Doobonim is Friday, May 9th @ 11:00, Hope you can make it:-)


Ms. Billie


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Happy Passover!

Boy has it been a busy week!  With preparing for our Model Seder and being the last week before Spring Break, we have have been going, going, going!

We hunted for the afikomen when Ms. Ilene from P.J. library came to read us a Passover story and made a seder plate!

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We also made “clouds” by gluing cotton Balls:)

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We also had an awesome Science class where we shot off rockets with water pressure!

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Fun outside!

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Eating from our “Seder” plates today!

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Thank you for all you do!  Hope your Spring Break is amazing!


Ms. Billie

Still on Spring!

We are doing  another week of Spring because it was so much fun:)  We are reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and the little ones love how it turns into a beautiful butterfly at the end!  We made some of our own caterpillars out of colored construction paper circles (all I did was put the glue on the back; they placed the circles on the paper all my themselves! )We colored some butterflies to go along with our story too.  They also made some gorgeous bouquets of flowers on paper out of their handprints:)

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Science class was so cool this week!  We learned about solar power!  They had tiny cars with tiny solar panels on top and would drive around when the sun was shining on them!

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Doobonim 2 wants to welcome a new little friend who just joined our class, another sweet girl, Kiya!  She has been fitting in with our little group famously and we are enjoying her sweet disposition:)

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We have been learning a lot about Passover during Jewish Studies through singing songs and listening to Morah Miriam and Morah Rachel’s stories.  Our Model Seder is Wednesday, April 9 at 9:30.  Feel free to join us:)

Also next week the school will not be serving any hot lunches due to Passover, so please bring in dairy, nut-free, kosher lunches:)

Next week will be all about Passover!

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Important Dates:

1.   Doobonim and Kofim Model Seder April 9 @ 9:30

2.  Last day of school before Spring Break is Friday, April 11th.

3.   Spring Break is from Saturday, April 12th – Tuesday, April 22nd.  School resumes on Wednesday, April 23rd

4.   Memorial Day–No School on Monday, May 26th