Superior Head Start Happenings: Preschoolers take walking field trip of new flower shop, celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

Superior – The month of March has been exciting and eventful at Superior Head Start.

Each day, the children learned, through play and reading, more about socializing. There was an emphasis on acceptable manners, cooperation, sharing, and, problem solving. In addition, the students learned about healthy habits, discussing healthful eating and exercising in fun ways.

On March 5, for their third Fatherhood Activity, the children celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Their teacher spoke about Dr. Seuss’ book collection, his role in children’s literacy and what an important job it is to write children’s stories. At the same time, they learned some new words and their meaning.

Superior Head Start students also studied about farms, animals and countrysides. The teacher discussed the animals, spoke about the sounds different animals make, their size, what their babies are called, how it moves, what it eats, and, more.

The children enjoyed comparing the animal’s features with other animals in the Dr. Seuss story books. Then, they created their own version of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Cat in the Hat’ hats, and listened to Dr. Seuss stories before being presented with a gift bag, each, filled with developmentally appropriate school readiness items.

The children also selected three new books to add to their personal home library. The items were purchased using RICO grant fund monies received from the Pinal County Attorney’s office.

The Pinal County Attorney and staff visited the Superior Head Start preschool classroom. Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles concluded his visit by reading the Dr. Seuss book, “Go Dogs Go.” Afterwards, he presented the children with a hardcover copy, along with a matching stuffed animal.

On Monday, March 31, the children participated in a walking field trip to tour O’s Creation Floral Shop. There, they gained experience interacting with the business community and discussed floral arranging. They learned how the floral business uses colors, patterns, numerals, & letters, calendar, water, arts and crafts, eye to hand coordination, communication, and the concepts of opposites daily as part of their school readiness activities.

On March 12, while the students and staff were taking their spring break, the news came in that Superior Head Start passed their Federal Review with flying colors.

“ We were told that it’s “exciting to see proof of our daily hard work showing up in our CLASS scores.” says Teresita Martinez Olmos.

The upcoming month promises to be just as rife with excitement and learning opportunities. During the week of April 6 -10, the “Week of the Young Child” will be celebrated. The focus will be on play.The Head Start children will have an art display at the Superior Public Library the entire week.

“We hope to see everyone in the community at the library to view the display!”, says Ms. Olmos.

The Head Start children will conduct the annual Old Phoenix Road Highway Cleanup on Friday, April 25 at 8 a.m. Volunteers are welcomed to join in. For over 15 years, the Superior Head Start Preschool Program has conducted the yearly Old Phoenix Road Highway cleanup, coinciding with their Earth Day and Recycling lesson plan activities.

Staff (472 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Trust in the Lord

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp
    Family Life Christian Center

    Isaiah 31:1 speaks to us today saying, “Woe to those who rely on human strengths and resources instead of looking to


    Duval visits mine site and visits with local leaders

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    By Mila Besich-Lira
    Superior Sun

    Fred Duval, the Democratic Candidate for the Arizona Governors seat visited Superior last week.


    Superior Little League All-Star Roundup

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior Little League All-Star seasons for both the 11/12 Division and the 9/10 Division came to end earlier this month in the respective District 4 tournaments.


    Superior Senior Baseball All-Stars are runners up at district tourney

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun The Superior Senior Baseball All-Star team lost to Casa Grande in the Championship round of the AZ District 4 Senior Baseball Tournament.


  • Stories Just For You

    Superior Substance Abuse Coalition helps Panthers get back to school

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    The Superior Substance Abuse Coalition (SSAC) once again hosted their annual Win to Swim event. This year there was record attendance, just about all of the 225 back packs filled with


    Resolution makes donation to QV Fire Department

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    In the good old days, you could count on your neighbor to lend a hand in a time of need.


    Superior Police Report

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write


    GCC offers new programs

    July 22nd, 2014
    by

    Officials at Gila Community College (GCC) announce two new programs being offered. Beginning with the fall semester, students will now be able to enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Program.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather