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

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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.

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