Our Featured Classroom of the Week is Mrs. Mazzei and Ms. Dara from Cotter Early Childhood Center
After learning the four ways to stay safe (always wear a helmet, never ride in the street, be careful near driveways, and always watch where you are going) on a bicycle, students were able to ride bikes in the circle drive to practice. When finished, they were able to enjoy some Popsicles thanks to Ms. Joyce and Ms. Karen, and catch bubbles while cheering on the other classrooms.
Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography, illegal drug and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families.
As a strong supporter of this Registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for this program and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect their children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
This week our class traveled to the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center in Downtown Detroit to explore the wildlife and outdoor activities that can be found in our great state of Michigan. The children learned about many types of animals that live in our state and were able to touch various fur samples. They practiced fishing and kayaking, as well as drove a simulated snowmobile! It was wonderful to see the children engaged with so many science concepts at once!