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Family Liaison (FL)

 Mrs. Sherry Jordan 

A FL bridges the gap between home and school by assisting parents in understanding ways they can help their children with academics.  Need support or information on how to improve your child's academic performance in school?  Please call me (618-0287) for assistance.

Tips for Pre-K Families:

Playing helps develop fine-motor skills

Young children learn through play and through engaging in age-appropriate preschool activities.  Children develop in predictable stages, so a child must have the prerequisite fine-motor skills necessary to use his wrists and hands properly and effectively before he can write.  Fine-motor is usually defined as the ability to coordinate the action of the eyes and hands together in performing precise manipulative movements.  Skills learned and mastered through activities supporting development of fine-motor skills include developing hand strength, directional movement pattern, and effective hand position, which in turn facilitate making lines, letters, and shapes.

Every child will acquire the fine-motor skills needed for writing in a different time table.  Activities that support young children's fine-motor development help build the strength and dexterity (quick and precise movements and coordination of the hands and fingers) necessary to hold a pencil appropriately.  The more a preschool child used her fingers in activities that help strengthen hand coordination, the sooner she will master the skills needed for writing.

Suggested materials and activities to support fine-motor development

  • Rolling play dough in to tiny balls using the palms of the hands facing each other and using on the finger tips
  • Giving children a pair of tweezers and provide two bowls with small items and challenge them to get all of the items from one bowl to another using only the tweezers
  • Tearing newspaper into strips and then crumpling them into balls
  • Lacing and sewing activities, such as stringing beads or lacing cards
  • Using eye droppers to "pick up" water
  • Playing with Legos, miniature cars, small blocks, action figures, and other small toys
  • Using scissors and tracing stencils
  • Painting at the easel; finger painting
  • Putting puzzles together

Above all, have fun with your children and remember that PLAY is a child's work!

(from the Pre-K Teaching Times; Volume 7 Issue 4 November 2010, page 5)

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 - A Parent's Guide to Title I

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Resources For Helping Your Children Learn at Home

You are your children's first and most important teacher.  Take the time to ensure your children have what they need for school each day and they do their homework.

Here are some resources:

U.S. Department of Education:  This site includes links to booklets for helping your child in science, math, reading and history.  It also includes tips on how to help your child with homework.  http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html

Communities in Schools of Georgia:  Learn more about this dropout prevention organization and see if your community has a CIS program you can join.  http://www.cisga.org

Math.com:  This site includes specific and doable home activities that will help children learn and enjoy math.  Games include Squash That Box and Money's Woth.  http://www.math.com/parents/articles/mathhome.html

Scholastic.com:  This site has worksheets, activities and, of course, book recomendations, all broken down by grade level.  http://www.scholastic.com/parents

SchoolFamily.com:  This site has links to dozens of articles and ideas on helping your child at home, as well as tips for solving every conceivable school problem and worksheets galore.  Geared toward grades pre-K through 8, but includes some high school resources.  http://www.schoolfamily.com

Exploratorium:  This famous science museuw in San Francisco has fantastic make-and-do resources for parents.  Make a sound sandwich or calculate your weight and age in other worlds.  http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore

The Kahn Academy:  The Kahn Academy site provides a free online collection of thousands of free video tutorials stored on YouTube.  http://www.hanacademy.org

Georgia Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)

The PIRC is a valuable resource for parents.  Please see the link below for more information.

FY14 Georgia PIRC flyer.pdf

If you have any questions or would like assistance with contacting the GA PIRC, please contact Sherry Jordan, PIC at 618-0287 or sjordan@bulloch.k12.ga.us.

 

District Parent Involvement Site Link

Please click on the link below to visit the Bulloch County Family Liaison's Parent Involvement website.  It is entitled Family Engagement PreK to 12th grade.  

 

Family Involvement PreK to 12th grade

BES FY17 Annual TItle I Parent Meeting Powerpoint

Below is the link to the BES FY17 Annual Title I Parent Meeting.  Please contact Sherry Jordan, FL if you have any questions or comments at 912-618-0287 or sjordan@bullochschools.org.

 

TitleI20162017.mp4

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Need Help?

The download below is a great Bulloch County Community Resource Guide for everyone. You will find contact information for community agencies that provide assistance with emergency situations like: food, clothing, housing and medical.  If you have any questions, please call Sherry Jordan, Parent Involvement Coordinator at 618-0287.

FY14 Community Resource Guide for Parents.xlsx

FY14 Spanish Bulloch County Community Resource Guide for Parents.xlsx