Celebrate children with us:
International Week of the Young Child: April 11th – 15th
11th – Music Monday
12th – Taco Tuesday – Taco Bar for lunch
13th – Work Together Wednesday
14th – Artsy Thursday – Artist Box – EPS/Fab4/PS
15th – Family Friday – Parents may join your child — just grab breakfast from kitchen, sit down and enjoy. (Muffin, fruit and milk) – Wear Green and White
Tooting Our Horn!! ACCA Preschool awarded the “Achievement Award” for Outstanding Kansas Reading Initative results from Lexia Education Design Solutions.
“Together we are changing the lives of students.”
April is Child Abuse and Neglect Month:
10 Signs of Child Abuse
Changes in behavior.
Returning to earlier behaviors.
Fear of going home.
Changes in eating.
Changes in sleeping.
Changes in school performance and attendance.
Lack of personal care or hygiene.
Inappropriate sexual behaviors.
Child Abuse is everyone’s business. To report call 1-800-922-5330.
1st – April Fools Day
5th – Trinity Early Dismiss
6th – SBCS Late Start / 409 Early Release
8th – 409 and SBCS No School
11th-15th Week of the Young Child
15th – Trinity No School
20th – SBCS Late Start / 409 Early Release
21st – Graduation Pictures (Harden/Sarah PS)
22nd – Earth Day
Keys to Self-Control
How can you teach your little one to handle big emotions like anger, frustration, and disappointment? Work on increasing his self-control with these strategies to help him think before he acts.
Talk it out
Give your child words to use when he is upset. For example, if you can’t find your glasses, you might say, “I feel so frustrated! Where did I last have them?” Then, when your child is frustrated (say, you misplaced your favorite book), encourage your child to use similar words. “I feel mad that I lost my book. I was looking at it in the living room—maybe it’s there.” They’ll learn to talk through their problems and be less likely to pout or whine.
Prepare for situations where self-control comes in handy. You could say, “We’re going to your cousin’s house. Let’s think about what you can do if she’s playing with a toy you want.” You may ask to join her, or you could ask to play with another toy until she’s finished. Having a plan can help your child avoid grabbing the toy or yelling at their cousin.
When your child begins to get upset, help them find ways to keep their cool. For instance, they might take a deep breath, count to five, or draw a picture of how they are feeling. The distraction may be enough to settle them down. Once they’re used to these techniques, they’ll be able to do them without a reminder from you.
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