Early Excellence Express
September 23, 2019
District Heroes Week
District Heroes Week is designated to focus student learning on the members of our district and our community. Teaching young children about community helpers is a popular unit, and for good reason. Preschoolers love to dress up and do what they see adults do. Collaboration with various TISD departments will provide rich experiences that will allow for making connections between what students are learning and what they are seeing in their environment. All units for learning incorporate cognitive, motor, social, and emotional development.
Throughout the week we will be introducing our students to personnel who help in the overall well-being of our district. We have some amazing experiences planned.
Please visit the link below to review events and to determine participation. If no form is received, students will not be able to participate in events.
Monday Focus: Child Nutrition
A HUGE THANK YOU! to Child Nutrition for making our day so much fun!
We learned how food from the community ends up at our tables and on our trays.
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UPCOMING EVENTS: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT
September 23-27: District Heroes Week
- Monday: Child Nutrition
- Tuesday: Safety (Wear blue in honor of our Police Officers)
- Wednesday: Maintenance and Construction (Wear Neon)
- Thursday: Transportation (Wear Red, Green, or Yellow)
- Friday: Emergency Response (Wear Red and White)
September 26: Johnny Appleseed Day
- Students will learn about the history of Johnny Appleseed and participate in activities throughout the day with apples. Please wear red, yellow, or green.
October 9-11: Fire Prevention Week
- Fire Truck visit is scheduled for October 9.
October 31: Trick or Treating
- Students will wear festive Halloween t-shirts or orange and black
Teaching Your Child to Write
Expect illegible writing well into the fourth year. Then, you will begin to see letters of their name and drawings you can recognize. Rather than focusing on whether you can read your child's writing, ask your child to tell you what it says. As long as our children know their writing has meaning, the process of learning is on the right track!
The small muscles of the hands and fingers are the most important for developing handwriting skills.
Here are some fine motor development activities to help strengthen muscles needed for learning to write:
- Using a spray bottle to water plants
- Practice grabbing and holding small items with tweezers or tongs
- Using a paper punch
- String pasta or cereal onto yarn
- Cut and make a mosaic from thick paper
- Create eye-dropper art on coffee filters with food coloring and water
- Playing Jacks
- Paint or draw on vertical surfaces like an easel
At EEA, we love to build in activities to strengthen our fine motor skills! Just take a look!
Just a Reminder-Have you Filled a Bucket Today?
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Coffee in the Cafe
Coffee in the Cafe is held each Friday from 3:30 pm to 4:45 in our center's cafeteria. If you are unable to enjoy a cup of coffee with us, please leave us an "EspressNote." EspressNotes can be completed at any time and reviewed by staff on Fridays.
We will keep the coffee pot full for you!
CHANGE OF CLOTHES
-Two changes of clothes, including socks and underwear
-Morning and afternoon snacks
-Nap time materials
-Reusable water cup