Miss Chrissy one of the ECC SLPs (speech language pathologists) works with one of our students. Tops are so much fun and aid in prompting all kinds of fun words. Smiles were everywhere.
13 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
Speech
Ice skating indoors? Oh yes we do at the ECC! Students in Miss Lauren's classroom skate on "ice" using fuzzy socks. They can also choose to wear a winter hat and scarf. The students love this center activity. The adults do too.
13 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
ice skating
Happy January ECC Families! Important January dates: Monday, January 17 NO School Martin Luther King Day Reminder: Please call your student out when they will be absent. Thank you.
17 days ago, Cinthia Sykes
January
Comradery from afar: School Resource Officer John Nettis received a special gift all the way from Turkey. Staff member, Miss Ayla gave John a gift from her father who is also a police officer in Turkey. The gift keeps law enforcement safe.
about 1 month ago, Cinthia Sykes
gifts
John, John, Ayla, Laurie
Agawam School Resource Officers John Nettis and John Fields came to the ECC to visit with students and staff. The students enjoyed sharing their excitement for the upcoming holidays. Smiles and fist bumps were aplenty. The ECC students loved sharing their knowledge and creativity with them. Thank you to both officers for keeping our students, staff and schools a safe place to "bee".
about 1 month ago, Cinthia Sykes
John and Avery
Ayla and Laurie with John
Fist bump
Pam
It's Friday, December 17th and time for the ECC Family Movie Night! All ECC families are welcome. The event is from 6-8 PM at the Granger Gymnasium. Masks are required for all adults and students above 5 years old. Bring a blanket for your family to sit on. There is lots of space so we can practice social distancing. Sign up sheets went out last week and there will be one at the event for families to sign in. Happy Holidays!
about 1 month ago, Cinthia Sykes
Movie Night
We had a special visitor at the ECC today. School Resource Officer, John Nettis stopped by to check out our holiday sock and accessories day. PreK student, Jaxon did not let him down. He not only showed John his reindeer antlers, he showed him the letter G that he learned about today. Nice work Jaxon!
about 1 month ago, Cinthia Sykes
J and J
Normally during OT groups in the preschool classrooms we focus on fine motor development, gross motor skills, prehension, following multi-step directions etc. But today, we focused on acceptance, kindness, and purpose. In the month of December, high school students, Garrett and Gloria, took time out of their day to prepare cinnamon salt dough for our preschool students to make their own ornaments for the holiday season. Later that month, they joined the preschool staff in leading “OT Group” within the classroom! Garrett and Gloria led the students through a variety of gross motor activities, followed by painting their holiday ornaments. At the end of the group, the preschool students thanked them with big smiles and a fist bump. As we walked out of the classroom, Garrett turned towards me, and with a big smile stated, “My heart is so full!” Meaning and purpose. Mission accomplished. Today our educators taught beyond content and curriculum, and provided an opportunity to bring meaning and purpose to helping the next generation of children. Stay tuned for next month’s “Today in OT!” Awesome job to our OT, Miss Mackenzy! Hope you enjoy the pictures :)
about 1 month ago, Cinthia Sykes
pre k class
Ot Team
Gloria and students
preparing
Students in Miss Laura's, Miss Rachel's and Miss Crystal's classroom invited their students to share about their family holiday traditions. Students and their families created a poster to share photos and other items. Students then presented to their classmates. What a great idea! Diwali, the Festival of Lights and Christmas traditions were shared on this day.
about 1 month ago, Cinthia Sykes
Christmas sharing
Sharing
Sharing
It's pajama day at the ECC today! Lucas (in photo) is staying home today but still wanted to show his ECC spirit! His mom sent me this photo. Great job Lucas!
about 1 month ago, Cinthia Sykes
Lucas
Students and staff have been celebrating December with themed days. Thursday was favorite sports team attire day. We had a little fun taking selfies with surprised/silly faces and proudly showing off our favorites sports. Today, 12/10 is Agawam schools attire or brown and orange day. Let's see those colors!
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Patriots
Twins
Silly face
Go B's
We've got the ECC spirit! Pre-k student Chase is wearing his favorite holiday hat to show his ECC spirit and have a little fun. Today 12/9 is favorite sports team day. I have my Bruins shirt on. What will you wear?
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Chase
ECC student Nathan has on his favorite hat! Great job Nathan and Bumble :) Today is favorite holiday hat day or headwear day. Let's have a little fun and celebrate the month of December.
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Nathan
Today at the ECC is wear a holiday hat or your favorite headwear! Miss Laurie and Miss Cindy have on their favorites. What is yours? PM students, if you want a chance to be on our FB page wearing your favorite holiday hat or headwear, send a photo to csykes@agawamed.org.
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Laurie and Cindy
Just a quick reminder that today is a half day of professional development for teachers. At the ECC, AM students ONLY have school. There is no PM session. The rest of the Agawam schools have a half day. Please call the ECC with any questions. Thank you.
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Half Day
ECC families! Let's have a little winter fun! Please see the attached themes to celebrate as we move through the month of December. A paper copy is coming home today. This is for staff and students. Happy December!
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
12 Days of December
Hello ECC Families! Important December dates at the ECC: Wednesday, 12/8 AM ECC students only/one half day for rest of APS District Wednesday, 12/8 Parents of ECC Meeting 4:30-5:30 at ECC Perry Lane Wednesday, 12/15 January tuition is due at ECC Friday, 12/17 6-8 ECC Holiday Movie and Snack at Granger Auditorium hosted by the Parents of ECC Thursday, 12/23 ECC NO ECC Students/one half day for rest of APS District 12/24-1/31 NO SCHOOL ALL Agawam students
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
December
ECC students have been celebrating different holidays from around the World. Jessica Schmaelzle, whos daughter attends Miss Melinda's classroom came into share a celebration her family celebrates and read a story teaching us about Hanukkah. In Miss Debbie's classroom they are learning about and celebrating Kwanzaa. Students used marbles and paint to create pictures using the colors of Kwanzaa. Do you have a family celebration you want to share with us? Please let us know. We love visitors that we can celebrate with and learn from.
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Hanukkah
Jess
Kwanzaa
Miss Marylou, our ECC ELL teacher made a great impression on one of our friends, Nathan today. She read the story, "A Little Spot of Kindness" to Miss Laura's class. Nathan tried to share his little spot with me when I didn't have one. Great job Nathan!
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
A little Spot o Kindness
It's so good to be back! It's been a busy Monday at the ECC. Check out some of our students showing they are happy to be back and working hard.
about 2 months ago, Cinthia Sykes
Dot of Kindness
Thumbs up!
Legos