Enfield Head Start, Integrated Pre-K, PK STEAM Academy
October 28, 2022
I don't know about you, but it feels like October went by in a blink! Just a reminder that we have afternoon and evening family conference on November 3rd, evening family conferences on November 7th and afternoon family conferences on November 9th. If you have not had the chance to schedule, please reach out to your teacher or give a call to the main office 860-253-4741! Looking forward to seeing you!
A FEW REMINDERS for NOVEMBER:
- NOVEMBER 3rd and 9th are early release days for afternoon and evening conferences
- NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 8th
- NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 11th
- Early release NOVEMBER 23rd
- NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 24TH AND 25TH
Menu Week of 10/31/2022
FAMILIES, PLEASEJOIN US FOR COFFEE AND CONVERSATION!
FROM OUR PARTNERS AT ERFC
SMILE! SPOTLIGHT ON ORAL HEALTH FROM NURSE JEN!
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING SNACK
Executive Function Strategy: Graphic Practice
Graphic Practice can be either a small or large group activity that is led by the teacher.
How we do it…
Each session begins with a pretend scenario or story. Then the teacher models for the children what they will draw when the music starts. Each drawing is broken down into steps. Each step of the drawing is done 3 times (the music will start and stop 3 times). When the music stops the children are to stop drawing and hold their marker up in the air, when the music starts again they continue their drawing.
We are celebrating the end of the year. We need to make lots and lots of balloons for the end of year celebration!
First we need to draw the circles, then the triangle at the bottom of each circle then a squiggly tail to hold onto. (teacher will model each part of the drawing)
What are the children learning?
Developing fine motor skills
This activity focuses on the following Executive Function skills:
Inhibitory control of actions and attention by starting and stopping the drawing with the music
Working Memory by using private speech to help them remember what they need to be drawing
Cognitive Flexibility by being okay with their drawing looking different from the teachers/others and by being okay if the music stops and they are not finished with the graphic
A MESSAGE FROM NURSE JEN! Due to Winter BREAK, documentation of vaccination MUST be in by 12-23-22!
Important Product Safety Recall Information as of 10-28
Getting to Know Stowe! (I will keep this posted for a few weeks so you have it at your fingertips!)
Joining a new school community can sometimes feel like learning a new language as you acclimate to the procedures, environment, people, and lingo. See below to begin learning about all things Stowe:
- SELC=Stowe Early Learning Center
- SELC=our mascot (the eaglet featured above)
- FEO=Family Educator Organization
- ECDC=Enfield Child Development Center
- EPS=Enfield Public Schools
- FRC=Family Resource Center
- IPS=Integrated Pre-K
- HS=Head Start
- KITE=Key Initiatives to Early Education
- PKS=PK STEAM Academy
- Eaglets=all children taking part in any program at SELC
- Main Office=860-253-4741
- Head Start Family Support=860-253-4717
Our building is quite unique in that we house 4 PK programs, a Family Resource Center, and KITE.