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ESC-20 Parent Perusals  

November 3, 2016

Upcoming FREE Parent Trainings held at ESC-20

To register: Call Lori Williams at 210-370-5466 or email lori.williams@esc20.net

 

The 7 Habits of Successful Families Series; Part 2: November 8th; Part 3: November 15th

6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

 

It’s no secret that many families today are in trouble. The 7 Habits of Successful Families training offers a much-needed framework for applying universal, self-evident principles that enable family members to communicate their challenges and overcome them successfully together.                                                                              

In this training, parents will learn to:

  • Apply an “Inside-Out Approach” to problem solving and goal creation;
  • Resolve differences in marriage and family relationships by creatively cooperating together;
  • Establish a better work/life balance;
  • Become more effective in raising emotionally healthy and empowered children;
  • Employ the skills of Empathic Listening and synergy; and
  • Learn to effectively discipline and motivate children.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466

 

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

What is My Child’s School Talking About?

Acronyms, school report cards, site-based decision-making committees … oh my! Let’s spend some time talking about today’s school system and how that translates into much of the information you receive from your neighborhood school. In this training, we will explore what it means to be a Title I served campus and how to navigate the system for a better experience for you and your child.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November7th. **

 

This training will be provided via webinar. Please email me atkimberly.baumgardner@esc20.net and I can send you the webinar link when I receive it.  

 

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Families Talking Together

Families Talking Together (FTT) is a parent-based program effective in delaying sexual initiation and preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school-aged youth. This evidenced-based program is designed to promote effective communication skills. Parents are given information and skills they can use to help their adolescent children form healthy relationships, set goals, employ refusal skills, and increase self-esteem. Parents also learn about their teen’s development, monitoring and supervision strategies, and how to build stronger relationships with their teen children. This training is presented by Healthy Futures of Texas.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10thth. **

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

STAAR Accommodations

In this training, parents will come to understand what accommodations are, how to support their child with accommodations at home and the allowable accommodations for the STAAR assessment.

 

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14th. **

 

This training will be provided via webinar. Please email me at kimberly.baumgardner@esc20.net and I can send you the webinar link when I receive it. 

 

 

UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives November Newsletter

The UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives has prepared the attached monthly newsletter to provide parents/guardians with information on student success resources and school-related news, events, and community programs. See attached newsletter!

Please note: They advertise ESC-20’s Family & Community Engagement Symposium as being free and it is not free—price will be $15 per participant.

 

 

 

 

The ARC of Texas November Texas Talk

https://thearcoftexas.z2systems.com/np/clients/thearcoftexas/viewOnlineEmail.jsp?emailId=8fdbc2b2ae5e5ba754e7e741b1fc696b8m7871518fd

 

 

Gallaudet University Parent, Student & Teacher Event at ESC-20

 

When: Friday, November 11th

 

11:30 a.m. Students and Teachers –Lunch Provided

6:30 p.m. Parents and Students---Pizza Provided

 

For more information, see attached flyers! Gallaudet is an ALL INCLUSIVE SCHOOL for those that are hearing and Deaf.

 

 

 

How to talk “Math Talk” with your Kids

 

Why Math Talk is Important:

First of all, you may be wondering why this is even an issue. After all, isn’t math about numbers and computations? Of course talking increases language skills, but why would talking help with math skills?

While it is true that math is learned by doing, numerous studies have shown that early math talkis essential and has a large impact on future math success. It seems that early number related talk (including counting, comparing, sequencing, and discussing shapes) sparks an early interest in math and can decrease math anxiety.

Ideas to Increase Math Talk with Your Kids:

  • Point out numbers in everyday life-on speed limit signs, on clocks, house numbers, sale signs in the grocery store, etc.
  • Count things throughout the day-number of pretzels for snack, number of books read, number of blocks in the tower (or the number of Skittles).
  • Talk about the time-the time you eat breakfast, lunch or dinner, how many hours until daddy gets home, how long naptime is, etc.
  • Use a calendar-discuss how many days are in the month, see the numbers in order, talk about ordinal numbers, count the number of days until a holiday or birthday, or how many days in a week.
  • Check the weather-talk about the high and low temperature for the day and compare the temperatures that week
  • Observe shapes-look at the shapes around you, discuss what shapes things are made up of (kids are brilliant at this!) and compare shapes.
  • Cook together-discuss the measurements as you cook, and count as you add things to the bowl
  • Read math picture books (or read one of the Bedtime Math books!)
  • At snack time-divide snacks and discuss how many each child gets (i.e. there are 8 apple slices and 4 kids, so how many do you each get?), or discuss subtraction-how many do you have after you eat 1? 2?
  • Count syllables-as you’re working on reading and language skills, count and clap the syllables in words or phrases.
  • Discuss directional words-discuss things in relation to one another (behind, on top of, across, under, between, etc.).
  • Ask “How many?”-this is probably the easiest habit to form-simply ask “How many?” often. “How many pieces of candy do you have?” “How many fish are in the picture?” “How many girls are in our family?” etc.

While these kinds of discussions may take some getting used to and may feel more “planned” at first, it will soon become more natural and an easy part of your interactions with your child.

 

FREE November Math Problem of the Day Calendar

 

This simple, one page, black and white calendar makes it easy to weave a little math into each day.Plus, the fun twist is that for each day of the month, there’s a math problem who’s solution is equal to the date!

How to Use this Math Calendar:

To get started, simply print out the math calendar of your choice. This download includes one calendar for grades K-2 and one calendar for grades 3-5.

 

Have a great weekend! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night!

 

 

 

Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.

Educational Specialist Program Manager, Family Engagement

Education Service Center, Region 20

1314 Hines Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78208

Ph: (210) 370-5431

Fax: (210) 503-6396

 

 

 

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