But when a teacher holds up a picture of an animal or reads a story in a classroom, pre-K students can listen carefully to tell teacher what they know.
For this reason, parents and community members are invited to step inside the classroom for a day and learn more about the public education efforts that Calhoun’s pre-K program has to offer four-year-old students during Educational Awareness Week, Nov. 14-20.
The event is sponsored by the Calhoun pre-K PTO and includes an open house, parent’s day, educational re-source day, teacher day and a teacher breakfast.
“I think the four year old program is a wonderful program,” said Beth Vaughn, co-president of the Calhoun pre-K Parent Teacher Organization. “It’s tremendous in helping prepare them for kindergarten.”
Calhoun pre-K, along with hundreds of schools across America, will participate in this year’s American Education Week.
The American Education Week is a part of the National Education Association (NEA), which is in effort to raise awareness about why a public education is important for children.
There are a total of 180 students and 10 classrooms in the Calhoun pre-K system, organizers stated.
Here is a detailed description of the following activities planned for Educational Awareness Week:
On Monday, Nov. 15: Open house day from 9 to 11 a.m. Guests in the community can come by the Calhoun pre-K office on Barrett Road for refreshments, a tour of the school and learn about what a typical school day is like for a student.
Tuesday, Nov. 16: Parent’s Day. Parents can sign up for a time to visit their child’s classroom during classtime and can help the teachers with an activity.
Wednesday, Nov. 17: Education Support Professional Day at 10 a.m. Calhoun City Schools Board of Education members will be at the school and will be handing out special treats. Guests can also meet administrative office staff, the lunchroom ladies, custodians, paraprofessionals, special resource workers and education partners.
Thursday, Nov. 18: Educator for a Day. city council members and county commissioners will teach a special lesson and or read a story to students.
Friday, Nov. 19: Educators Breakfast at 8 a.m. A special breakfast is being prepared for teachers and paraprofessionals.