Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Come join us for UES Open House Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6:15 pm-7:15 pm.
I will be in the Community Connections Classroom answering any questions or comments you may have about the program. I am looking forward to a great night!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Programs- Union Community Connections provides a variety of programs for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade.

Kinder Creation- at Kinder Creations your child will learn, develop skills and play in a safe and happy environment. Your child will grow socially and emotionally. Their ability to think, use and recognize language and their fine motor skills will be developed through play, art, dance, music, movement and interacting with others. Most importantly, your child will be learning to become an effective learner as they develop and extend their communication skills, build their self-confidence, learn to be creative, and develop skills that assist them with reading, writing and mathematics.

1st Graders-1st grade program in conjunction with project based learning is a program that will benefit and support students’ knowledge. Your child will grow and develop learning skills through art, dance, music, science, and interacting in new activities. Mostly, your child will be learning to become an effective learner, develop and extend their minds. These projects are inspired and driven by children’s interests and natural curiosities. Project-Based Leaning immerses youth in valuable team-building, problem solving, and community engagement experiences. By going on neighborhood field trips, having special guests and collaborating with community partners, these projects evolve as youth explore the connections between different aspects of the project. Each project culminates in an event that invites participation from families and friends to create an authentic community experience.

2nd Graders- The goal of 2nd grade is to enable students to become independent thinkers, while building and expanding basic skills previously acquired. 2nd grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading and language arts, exploration and discovery of the world. At CC, 2nd graders will work together to solve problems, learn to express their ideas clearly, and learn to appreciate differences. Children will model C.A.R.E.S. through group activities. Art activities are done in a variety of media such as clay sculpture, painting, sketching, and collage. Students work daily on developing physical skills. Activities range from organized games, to hiking through the woods, and playing games with younger students. Computer program for 2nd graders is designed to familiarize students with the computer and keyboard. Writing stories and poems will be part of the computer program, as well as researching skills, and web-surfing within the school permitted websites. We will have loads of fun activities, games and field trips in 2nd grade

3rd and 4th Graders- CC will be packed with exciting activities, team-building games and new programs geared for our 3rd and 4th graders. Programs will be fun and enriching, promoting self-confidence, self- esteem, and responsibility.