Friday, November 6, 2015

UPK- Grade 3 Activity Teaches Tolerance For Children With Special Needs

We are offering a 40 - 60 Minute interactive lesson for K-3 Students that is fun and interactive. The hook for kids is a magic show that consists of 3 tricks. Woven within each trick is a lesson, that teaches students to understand children with special needs are part of their community. Each lesson focuses on empathy and understanding. The goal for this workshop is to reduce bullying and misunderstandings regarding children with special needs.

Teacher - Lenny Giardino - Early Childhood Director Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Content Knowledge - Character Education for K-3 - Civility and Citizenship

Character Education: Education Law 801-a (2010) requires instruction in civility, citizenship and character education" during the course of instruction in grades kindergarten through twelve. The instruction should address the principles of honesty, tolerance, personal responsibility,  respect  for  others,  observance  of  laws  and rules, courtesy, dignity and other traits which will  enhance the quality of their  experiences  in, and contributions to, the community. Tolerance, respect for others and "dignity" must include awareness and sensitivity to discrimination or harassment and civility in the relations of people of different races, weights, national origins, ethnic groups, religions, religious practices, mental or physical abilities, sexual orientations, genders and sexes.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Basic Quilting

This is a hands on one-on-one instructional class for children 10 and up. The instructor has 30 years experience. The teacher is an award winner quilter and clothing maker. Classes are based on registration signups. Email: for registration information.

Canal Systems In Upstate New York

This is a unique trail experience that is hands on for students. We will hike the BREIA trail on the Black River Canal and examine a historic lock. The Black River Canal system incorporated one of the first multi-lock canal systems to help transport over higher elevations.

The first half of the hike is a 1 mile hike through the 4 lock system. The second half of the hike is a nature based experience to an uncharted waterfall on the system. Overall this hike is roughly 2 miles. The entire experience will be 5 hrs.

The trip will cost 25.00. The child will need water, snacks, and nourishment as parents see fit. The trip will provide on one on 5 teaching experience for the children.

Content Knowledge: NYS History of Canals Systems - Social Studies General Science activities including general engineering and life systems.