MARCH IS READ ACROSS AMERICA…..CELEBRATE WITH US!!!

Get involved! NEA’s (National Education Association) Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd-Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together children and books, and you can too!

 

Self Help Inc. CFCE encourages you to read to your child EVERY DAY!  Whether it be for 10-15 minutes before bed or something as simple as reading street signs or a recipe with your child.

 

Join our READ ACROSS AMERICA project by reading “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!– by Dr. Seuss.  Or read another Dr. Seuss book of your choice!  Then try one or more of our related activities below.

 

After completing some of the activities below, fill out our PARENT SURVEY BY APRIL 3RD and receive a certificate, stickers and a bookmark! 

 

The FIRST 10 CHILDREN will also receive a FREE Book.  All will receive a certificate, stickers and a bookmark!  Click Here for the Parent Survey

 

ACTIVITIES  To Try At Home

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Activities
  1. My Bucket List

bucket list

Draw an outline of a bucket as the picture shows.  Let the children color the bucket and add places where they would like to go.  It can be as simple as to the park, zoo, playground, friend’s house, etc.

  1. WORD SEARCH

words

Click Here for Oh, the Words You’ll Find Word Search

  1. MAKE IT COUNT

make it count

Click Here for the Make It Count Worksheet

  1. The Places We Go

places we go

Have your child make a list of places you can go by land, water and air.  Like the one on the right.  Let them also draw pictures of themselves on the different modes of transportation.

Additional Dr. Seuss Activities

HORTON HEARS A WHO!

HortonHearsAWhoBookCover

Click Here for activity page

SEUSS LITERACY IDEA

EGG WORDS

Materials: Plastic Easter Eggs and Black Sharpie.  Child can turn the eggs to make different words.

SEUSS ART ACTIVITY

DR SEUSS ART

After reading the book “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss make this fishy art project by tracing your child’s hand and having them cut it out and glue it to paper. Your child can then add fish details.  You or your child can write the corresponding fish name next to the cutout.

DR SEUSS SNACK

DR SEUSS SNACK

Great fine motor activity!  Children can cut banana with a plastic knife and then poke food on skewer!

 

 

 

For additional activities check out the Dr. Seuss or pinterest website below!

WEBSITES

Dr. Seuss Website (tons of games and activities): http://www.seussville.com

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/MrsFresh2o/dr-seuss/

NEA Resources for Parents:  http://www.nea.org/grants/13026.htm

Reading Rockets:  http://www.readingrockets.org/

Between the Lions:  http://pbskids.org/lions/

TIPS FOR READING ALOUD FOR PARENTS

CLICK HERE FOR HANDOUT! (Great handout for teachers to send home!)

CFCE PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS FOR TUESDAY FEB. 10, 2015

We at Self Help Inc. CFCE hope everyone is making it through our latest storm ok!
With additional school closings for tomorrow Feb. 10th, streets that are not plowed, and to ensure the health and safety of our families and staff…………….
we are cancelling all programs scheduled for 
TUESDAY Feb. 10, 2015.  
We apologize for these cancellations. For more information on the storm, please visit:  http://www.whdh.com/weather
If you have additional questions about any of the cancelled programs please contact your CFCE Specialist:
CANCELLED PROGRAMS 

Feb. 10, 2015 (TUESDAY) 

Grandparent Playdoh Storytelling Series @ East Bridgewater Public Library-Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Carol Carver, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Toddler Play and Learn @ Fiske (Wrentham) Public LibraryFeb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Gina McGarrigle, gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

Tot Time Sing n Learn Randolph @ Turner Free Library-Randolph-Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Marsha Wright, mwright@selfhelpinc.org

Fun Yoga for Young Children – Norfolk @ Norfolk Public Library-Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Nancy Swirka, nswirka@selfhelpinc.org

Bucket Fillers in Easton @ Ames Free Library-Feb 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Karen Mitchell, kmitchell@selfhelpinc.org

NEW! Magic Carpet Book Club Hanson @ Hanson Public Library-Feb 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Marsha Wright, mwright@selfhelpinc.org

****IMPORTANT****
During these winter months, please make sure you check your email and/or our website for program cancellations before you leave your house, when the weather is questionable!  In addition, please also review our SNOW POLICY

Program CANCELLATIONS for-MONDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2015

Here we go again!  There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from tonight at 10:00 pm until Tuesday at 1:00 am, with snow accumulations ranging from 14″ to 24″.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our families and staff we are cancelling all programs scheduled for MONDAY Feb. 9 2015.  
We apologize for these cancellations. For more information on the storm, please visit:  http://www.whdh.com/weather
If you have additional questions about any of the cancelled programs please contact your CFCE Specialist:
CANCELLED PROGRAMS 

Feb. 9, 2015 (MONDAY) 

On The Move Mall Program @ Westgate Mall-Feb 9 @ 8:45 am – 9:30 am, Carol Carver ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .

Read & Rise (this group is full) @ Easton Children’s Museum-Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Karen Mitchell,  Kmitchell@selfhelpinc.org  or call Karen – 508-559-1666, ext. 115

Music and Movement Randolph @ Turner Free Library-Randolph-Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Marsha Wright, mwright@selfhelpinc.org

Silly Stories for Preschoolers @ West Bridgewater Public Library-Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am, Carol Carver ccarver@selfhelpinc.org .

Preschool Silly Science and Mystical Math @ Norton Public Library-Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Gina McGarrigle, gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

Silly Science and Mystical Math Avon @ Avon Public Library-Feb 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Marsha Wright, mwright@selfhelpinc.org

Book Explorers @ Norton Public Library-Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Gina McGarrigle, gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org

****IMPORTANT****
During these winter months, please make sure you check your email and/or our website for program cancellations before you leave your house, when the weather is questionable!  In addition, please also review our SNOW POLICY

Program Cancellations- Tuesday February 3, 2015

We at Self Help Inc CFCE hope everyone made it through the storm okay! There is still lots of snow to be cleared on side streets and parking lots…..so we have cancelled all programs Tuesday Feb. 3 2015.  
If you have additional questions about any of the cancelled programs please contact your CFCE Specialist:
CANCELLED PROGRAMS 

Feb. 3, 2015 (TUESDAY) 

****IMPORTANT****
During these winter months, please make sure you check your email and/or our website for program cancellations before you leave your house, when the weather is questionable!  In addition, please also review our SNOW POLICY

Program Cancellations for Monday-February 2, 2015

Here we go again!  I guess Old Man Winter isn’t going to give us a break! Because of the winter storm warning for Monday Feb. 2 2015, all CFCE programs will be cancelled for Monday February 2, 2015. 
We apologize for these cancellations, but the health and safety of our families and staff come first!
For more information and the latest updates on weather please visit http://www.whdh.com/weather also for more information on winter preparedness please visit the CDC website at: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/psa/index.asp

 

If you have additional questions about the cancelled programs for Monday, please contact your CFCE Specialist:
CANCELLED PROGRAMS 

Feb. 2, 2015 (MONDAY) 

Literacy Story & Playtime for children 1-2 years old at Stoughton Public Library– Feb 2 @ 10:15 am.  Nancy Swirka – nswirak@selfhelpinc.org 
****IMPORTANT****
During these winter months, please make sure you check your email and/or our website for program cancellations before you leave your house, when the weather is questionable!  In addition, please also review our SNOW POLICY

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT-PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS Feb. 26th and 27th

Because of the current Blizzard Warning in effect tonight through Wednesday morning all CFCE programs will be cancelled for Monday Evening, all day Tuesday and all day Wednesday.  
We apologize for these cancellations, but the health and safety of our families and staff come first!
Weather channels are predicting hazardous conditions with heavy snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions. Considerable blowing and drifting snow. Strong to damaging winds. Snow accumulations of around 20 to 30 inches… with locally higher amounts. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour at times.
For more information and the latest updates on weather please visit http://www.whdh.com/weather also for more information on winter preparedness please visit the CDC website at: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/psa/index.asp
If you have additional questions about the cancelled programs for Monday Evening, Tuesday and Wednesday….please contact your CFCE Specialist:

CANCELLED PROGRAMS 

JANUARY 26, 2015 (MONDAY) 
Expressing Parental Anger Without Losing Control- Jan 26 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm  Harbor One Credit Union.  Nancy Swirka- nswirka@selfhelpinc.org -**rescheduled for Feb 23, 2015)

Music and Movement in Whitman Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am  Whitman Public Library.  Marsha Wright- mwright@selfhelpinc.org
Stoughton Play N Learn-Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am  Stoughton Public Library.  Karen Mitchell- kmitchell@selfhelpinc.org
Preschool Play and Learn Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Norfolk Public Library. Gina McGarrigle- gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org 
West Bridgewater Drop In Playgroup Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm  Children’s Boutique- Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles. Carol Carver-ccarver@selfhelpinc.org
Piggy Bankers- Jan 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  Harbor One U-Gina McGarrigle-gmcgarrigle@selfhelpinc.org
JANUARY 28, 2015 (WEDNESDAY)
Pom Pom Toddler Story Time- Jan 28 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am  East Bridgewater Public Library. Carol Carver- ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Music and Movement in Norton Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am  Norton Public Library. Marsha Wright- mwright@selfhelpinc.org
Positive Practice Preschool Playgroup – Plainville- Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Jackson Elementary School. Nancy Swirka- nswirka@selfhelpinc.org 
A Little Bit Of Everything Jan 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm  Stoughton Public Library. Carol Carver- ccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Happy Veteran’s Day

Self Help Inc. CFCE and families want to thanks the members of the US Armed Services and their families for their sacrifice and work to keep America FREE!

20141105_174450 Children and families, who participate in SHI CFCE’s  Magic Carpet Book Club  at the Canton Public Library set a “White Table” (missing  man’s table) in remembrance of those service men who did not come home.  They also created a bulletin board with messages and pictures!  (click here for more prek-K Veteran;s Day Crafts)

The table honors the men and women who served in America’s Armed Forces20141105_174348

 

“We cover a small table with a white cloth to honor a soldier’s pure heart when he answers his country’s call to duty.”

“We place a lemon slice and grains of salt on a plate to show a captive soldier’s bitter fate and tears of families waiting for loved ones to return.”

“We push an empty chair to the table for the missing soldiers who are not here.”

“We lay a black napkin for the sorrow of captivity, and turn over a glass for the meal that won’t be eaten.”

“We place a white candle for peace and finally, a red rose in a vase tied with a red ribbon for the hope that all our missing will return someday.”

“You are not forgotten so long as there is one left in whom your memory remains”

The White Table