Kenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Head Start

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The preschoolers are learning the stop, drop and roll procedure and about calling 911 in case of emergency. The students also practiced getting under tables in case there was an earthquake.

Miss. Sonja taught the students the Dena'ina words "ggagga," for bear, and "dnigi," for moose. The children are doing cultural activities relating to those animals.

The classroom teachers have started parent committee activities for this month, showing parents activities they can do at home with their children to reinforce skills and concepts they are learning.

The education staff is attending a seven-week "I Can Problem Solve" program with Lisa Schmitter. A group of Head Start families and family service partners have begun the companion program called "Raising a Thinking Child" with Schmitter.

Family service partners have been doing home visits this month, helping families set goals for the school year.

The newly elected policy council met for the first time this month.

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