EARLY HEAD START NEWS
On January 7th Great Cacapon Early Head Start introduced the story of the "Three Little Pigs" at their socialization. Activities included exploring sticks and straw in the discovery table and children got to glue the natural items to small boxes. Large boxes in the common area became houses to go in and out of and cardboard bricks were available to build a house. Pig and wolf masks were placed in the housekeeping area to encourage pretending. Children walked on different colored pig faces to move from the classroom to the cafeteria and bathrooms. Children and parents sat on paper houses for story time. Home visitor Bobbi Lea Stevens told the story using finger puppets for the children to hold and encouraging them to "huff and puff" at the appropriate times.
Family Fall Fun festival
Kids / Kites Dads / Desert event (bubble catching) Playing in housekeeping Daysha reading
"Men, Mom's and Math"
Our March 14th parent meeting (family fun night) was a focus on Math..."Men, Mom's and Math." Here are pictures of parent children activities that focus on math through play..The last picture was taken after the meal of vegetable lasagna, salad, and garlic bread...they actually sat down to read some books together.
Parents and children explored oval shapes or "egg" shapes. there was an indoor egg hunt with plastic eggs. The small group activity included painting the hard boiled eggs with colored condensed milk, feeling how stick they felt and of course finding out that if you dropped them the shell broke. Trish Paul was the volunteer parent reader. Children do not have to sit but are invited to listen as they move around.
Dustin Paul (Dad) and his son Braylen explore hard boiled eggs and paint them with "condensed milk" paint.
Karen Burns (FCP) and Lisa Fulton (HV) help Katie Corbin count how many eggs she found during the egg hunt.
The children sit on paper "eggs" to listen to a book being read by Trish Paul (parent). Payton Miller listens from the box, Dustin Paul tries to get close to mom, Katie Corbin sits on the mat and Remington Burdette sits with mom.
Head Start News
Margi Griffiths, Licensed Professional Counselor, talking with parents at the Berkeley Springs Center on Wednesday, November 14th about managing stress and dealing with difficult behaviors. She also provided parents with positive parenting tips.
The Berkeley Springs American Legion Post 60 hosted a Winter Festival for the children enrolled at the Berkeley
Springs RESA 8 Head Start/Pre-K site on Monday, December 10th. The American Legion provided a festive
atmosphere for the children. Children made gingerbread men, reindeer, wreaths & candy canes. Shown here are
Chance and his mother Meredith, Isaiah and his mom Charlene & Elijah and his mom Amanda. A visit from Santa,
who gave gifts to all the children, was the highlight of the celebration. The families enjoyed a meal prepared by the
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. American Legion members, Victoria Luttrell, Cindy Stull & others helped make the
day a fun-filled success.