The Buzz From Ms. Cindy's Room

September 12, 2016

Our Mission: Every child...together!

Five Senses

Dear Families,

This week we will continue exploring "Our Five Senses." (Hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste) Some of the activities we have planned this week are:

  • Painting with kool-aid. (Uses fine motor skills, uses one or more senses to observe the physical world
  • Using our sense of smell we will try and identify different scents and find the container that has the matching smell (explores physical properties of objects and materials, engaging in communication using spoken/expressive language)
  • Using our sense of taste, we will try green things that are salty, sweet, sour and bitter and talk about whether we like each food item (uses one or more senses to observe the physical world, engaging in communication using spoken/expressive language)
  • 5 Senses Game (we will match object to the correct sense) (recognize relationships in the environment)
  • Conscious Discipline---identify and name facial cues for the emotional states of angry and scared

Spotlight on Learning

Fill a large plastic tub with rice. Then hide in the rice pairs of items with distinctively different shapes or textures, such as pom-poms, blocks, crayons, etc.. Cover the tub with a towel. Have your child place his/her hands under the towel and use his/her sense of touch to find matching items.

(Targeted skills: concept of same and different and following directions)

Important Information

  • September 10th - PAT Messy Mania Event (9:00-11:00 am)

  • September 15-16th - No School - Staff Professional Development

  • September 20th - Fall picture day with Reed Photography Group

  • October 7th - ECC Team Spirit Day - Hat Day


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Conscious Discipline

Dear Families,

At Liberty Early Childhood Center, our staff embraces the philosophy of Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky Bailey. Conscious Discipline is a vehicle to help us promote positive social emotional development. Conscious Discipline is a philosophy that helps teach children missing skills that are necessary to be able to manage upset appropriately and negotiate the social world around them. This would include helping children to understand their emotions so that they are able to consciously make choices regarding how they react in situations. We are using the Feeling Buddies Toolkit to promote learning these skills. You might want to ask your child about the Feeling Buddies that he/she has met. For more information on Conscious Discipline, please refer to the parent section at

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