Thursday, January 19, 2017

LEAPING into Kindergarten on February 27, 2017

Leaping into Kindergarten is a program for Franklin Public School families with children eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall of 2017 (5 by August 31st). 

Feb 27, 2017
6:30-7:30 PM @ Horace Mann Middle/Oak Street School Auditorium (224 Oak Street)

Click here  for more information!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Coffee and Conversation with the Principal on Thursday!

Come and join me for an informal conversation about all things ECDC on Thursday just after arrival (9:15-10:30)!

Are you curious about teaching and learning at ECDC?

Are you looking for more volunteer opportunities?

Do you you have ideas or suggestions to help our ECDC community flourish?

Do you have questions about next year and the enrollment process?

Do you have questions about your child's transition to kindergarten?

Then join me on Thursday just after arrival for Coffee and Conversation!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Applications for FALL 2017 Now Available

If you have family or friends interested in enrolling here at ECDC, please encourage them to visit my blog or to stop by ECDC to pick up a NEW STUDENT application. 

If your child is currently enrolled at ECDC on an IEP, placement for the fall (including days and times attending) will be determined by your child’s teaching team at an upcoming IEP meeting and you DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT EITHER APPLICATION.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

So much fun with parents visiting Miss Marylin's class!

This week Miss Marylin tried something new--she invited parents or guardians into school for a taste of what their child's preschool day is like! It was really busy, but so much fun! Here are some pictures...

Parents were greeted with a schedule so they knew what to expect!
Miss Marylin read Gingerbread Baby to the students and they were able to actively act out the story...

Together we all read this chant every time the gingerbread
 baby would run in the story!

Miss Marylin introduced which centers were open
 by opening her treasure box and bringing out a sample
 (the doll house was on of the choices).

Another center was decorating gingerbread baby cookies. Each child had to count out just
10 pieces of candy for their cookie!

Even I joined in the fun with my little friend!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Our Family Unit is Well Underway!

A peek around the school from last week....learning about families!

Making houses at the craft table!

And another one!

Miss Elizabeth is teaching how to change the baby!

This family is so excited to be service a yummy meal, "Mom, can you pick up milk on your way home today?"

In Miss Chris' room, students were curious about mustaches on daddies and uncles and grandpas, so they made some mustaches to play with...

...and then they practiced shaving faces with shaving cream and Popsicle stick razors, just the men in our lives!

Some students were practicng how to kind and gentle daddies, "I can feed the baby."

In Miss Becky's room students were drawing pictures of the members of their families.

They worked so hard on each one!

Vision Screening with Nurse Mary

One of the many important things that our school nurse,  Mary Nuzzo, is responsible for is screening the vision and hearing for all of our ECDC students. Given how young our little ones are, Nurse Mary has developed a group lesson and a small group game to introduce the shapes and help students feel safe and comfortable with the instruments she uses. Each student gets to "practice" wearing special glasses and identifying the shapes that they will have to name during the screening. Here are a few pictures from her group lessons that were held over past few weeks!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Getting ready for Thanksgiving...

Just a peek at some of the Pre-Thanksgiving events happening here at ECDC!
"I am thankful for Strawberry Pie"

What are you Thankful for this year?

Miss Jen's room made Turkey's! "I traced my foot" to make the face!