Lee's Summit Parents as Teachers
It's a great time to make some memories!
The Week of the Young Child is marking its 50th anniversary in 2021. This national celebration is an annual thumbs-up to early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities.
Week of the Young Child Ideas
Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills—All while having fun and being active!
Music Monday is more than singing and dancing, it’s a way to encourage children to be active while developing their early literacy skills and having fun with friends and family!
Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more while encouraging healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom.
Tasty Tuesday isn’t just about eating your favorite snacks together. It’s also about cooking together and connecting math with literacy skills and science while introducing ways to incorporate healthy habits into children’s lifestyles.
Work Together Wednesday
When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills.
When children build together they experience teamwork and develop their social and early literacy skills. Grab some materials and create!
Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.
Set up a gallery to share your art creations.
Engaging and celebrating families is at the heart of supporting our youngest learners. NAEYC applauds family members’ role as young children’s first and most important teachers.
Parents and families are children’s first teachers. Family Friday focuses on engaging families to support our youngest learners.
Have an amazing week celebrating your child!
The Rhythm of the Rain by Grahame Baker-Smith
Go for a puddle-splash walk after a spring rain.
How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander
Sit under a tree with a book (or two or three!) and enjoy reading on a nice spring day.
Love the World by Todd Parr
Celebrate Earth Day - and draw pictures of all the things you’re thankful for on this beautiful planet.
How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander
April 3rd: National Find a Rainbow Day OR make your own!
Painting a paper plate is loads of fun!
You can cut your rainbow out if they want and add some clouds!
Hang it on your front door for a beautiful display!
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
April 4 - 10, 2021
In early April, National Library Week recognizes the enormous value we receive from our libraries every day.
Not only do libraries provide us with books to read, but they are valuable tools and resources. They are continually changing to meet the demands of today’s technology and ever-expanding volumes of knowledge. Libraries and those who coordinate the effort to keep them up to date have been challenged to provide a wide range of media, and they have met the need.
They offer all types of classes for adults as well as storytimes and other activities for children. Make sure and visit our local libraries - they have lots of great things to share!
April 10th: National Siblings Day
Another reason to celebrate each other!
Claudia Evart created Siblings Day in 1995 after losing her brother and sister. She realized what important role siblings have in our lives, and to celebrate and honor the memory of her siblings she chose April 10, her late sister Lisette's birthday, as Siblings Day.
April 22nd: Earth Day
Mess free painting - place a piece of plastic over paint and let them move it around without getting their hands dirty!
Cut or tear and glue pieces of scraps to make your earth.
Look at the water and the land!
Kindergarten Information from LSR7 School District
Mar 24, 2021, 4:18 PM
Dear LSR7 Parents and Staff:
A friendly reminder that our virtual Kindergarten Kick-off! registration events open tomorrow. Students are eligible to enter kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year if they turn 5 years old before August 1, 2021.
Welcome videos to help families and their students learn more information about their schools and meet elementary staff will be posted to each elementary school website by tomorrow, March 25, 2021. Those videos will also include instructions to help families navigate our online enrollment process, which will also open on March 25.
Don’t know what elementary school is in your attendance area? Use our ‘2020-21 School Finder.’
Need directions for kindergarten registration? You can also learn more at lsr7.org.
Due to our March 25 AMI Day to support our vaccine clinics, not all staff will be available tomorrow. Please be patience if you are contacting a staff member with questions or contact your school on Friday, March 26 if you require assistance. We invite you to spread the word to parents or guardians not already part of LSR7 who may be planning on enrolling their student in kindergarten.
Thank you, and have a pleasant evening.
Executive Director of Public Relations
Lee's Summit CARES will present two free webinars and a parenting class this spring
The first webinar, "Win or Lose, How Parents Can Help Develop Champions for Life," will help kids develop their potential through sports and other activities, while teaching lifelong character traits.
Tuesday, March 16 at 4 pm.
The second webinar will focus on how to help children manage anxiety, engage socially and develop meaningful relationships. "Helping Your Children Overcome Social Anxiety,"
Tuesday, April 20 at 4 pm.
The class, Parenting the Love and Logic Way will be offered on Thursdays, beginning April 15 through May 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm.
Love and Logic provides parents with practical parenting strategies that focus on relationship and practical discipline strategies.
All webinars and classes are offered through an engaging Zoom format.
Register at http://www.lscares.org/.
If you have any comments, please feel free to share them with our Lead PE Tracy Halphin. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org