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Administration

 

Lake of the Woods High School
Welcome to ECSE & Headstart
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Headstart Teachers
Pam Horntvedt
Deb Sindelir

Head Start Paraprofessionals:
Sue Baron
Shelly Nelson

ECSE Teacher

ECSE Paraprofessional:
Stacey Strand

“Headstart Back to School/Open House"
September 14, 2011

“Headstart Classes Begin"
September 15, 2011

The Head Start program and Early Childhood Special Education program offers an integrated preschool setting for 3 , 4, and 5 year olds at Lake of the Woods School. The program runs 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Children are bussed to and from school.

3 year old Schedule

7:45 – 8:45
Bathroom
Circle Time
Centers
8:45 – 9:03
Breakfast
9:03 – 9:25
Gym time
9:25 – 9:55
Bathroom
SMART for _ of the class
Small Group for _ of the class
9:55 – 10:40
Free Play
10:40 – 11:10
Music
Handwriting Without Tears
Manipulatives / Puzzles
11:10 – 11:30
Lunch
11:30 – 11:45
Story
Lockers
Closing
11:45 – 12:00
Departure

4 year old Schedule

7:45 – 8:45
Bathroom
Handwriting Without Tears
Free Play
8:45 – 9:03
Breakfast
9:03 – 9:25
Gym time
9:25 – 9:55
Circle Time
9:55 – 10:30
Hardwork and SMART for _ of the class
Centers for _ of the class
10:30 – 11:05
Hardwork and SMART for _ of the class
Centers for _ of the class
11:05 – 11:10
Bathroom
11:10 – 11:30
Lunch
11:30 – 11:45
Story
Lockers
Closing
11:45 – 12:00
Departure

Program Highlights

Webbing Into Literacy
For many families, reading books to their child is something new. To promote literacy and to strengthen young children’s learning opportunities we have put together about 125 literacy book packets. Our packets provide an activity for parents and children to do together after they have finished reading a book. When 5 book packets are completed, a child receives a free book and a McDonald’s gift certificate.

S.M.A.R.T.
The Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (S.M.A.R.T) Curriculum is a multi-sensory approach to learning, designed to develop and enhance the physiological and neurological readiness skills students need to succeed in school. The preschool children participate daily in the S.M.A.R.T. activities in a room designated for those activities and their age level. The curriculum consists of activities for developing a child’s large and fine muscle skills, visual perception and eye-hand coordination in a positive and “play-like” atmosphere.

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Early Childhood Alphabet Signals
Early Childhood Alphabet Signals is a system of teaching letter and sound recognition to preschool children. It consists of both auditory and visual cues to assist children in retention of letter names and sounds.

Handwriting Without Tears
This is a simple, developmentally based program that is designed to prepare children for kindergarten. It is not formal handwriting instruction. It is a readiness program to nurture the whole child as a playing, singing, moving, talking, and thinking person. At the same time, this program fosters specific skills that lead to success with coloring, drawing, and handwriting.

Thematic Units
September
Apples/red
Leaves/yellow
Frogs/green
October
Cookie Monster/blue
Bears/brown
Monsters/purple
Pumpkins/orange
Spiders/black
November
Monkeys
Clifford
Turkeys
Mice
December
Gingerbread
Rudolph
Pine trees
January
Mittens
Snowmen
Penguins
Dinosaurs
February
Tools
Hearts
Dr. Seuss
March
Transportation
Nursery Rhymes
Beach
Bubbles
Farm
April
Eggs
Bunnies
Chicka-Chicka-Boom Boom
Spring/Flowers
Caterpillars/
Butterflies
May
Camping
Lady Bugs
Balloons
 
Specialists

Children identified with special needs have access to a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and Autism Specialist when needed.