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BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Preschool students at St. Agnes learn Lasting Lessons

December 15, 2016
By LPCS staff , Lake Placid News

As we approach the midway point of 2016-17 school year, St. Agnes School students have become accustomed to classroom routines and expectations and have made many new friends.

Our preschool students are thriving in a curriculum that emphasizes school readiness skills and enrichment through play. Our Pre-K teaching team is also committed to nurturing children's social and emotional growth through a range of character and skill-building opportunities.

One such program that supports the development of the whole child is called Lasting Lessons. In Lasting Lessons, our 4-year-olds learn songs and participate in activities that help them gain self-awareness and respect for others around skills such as listening, being honest, developing courage, and respecting others' feelings.

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St. Agnes School
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As the year progresses, other social dynamics are explored, including developing manners and recognizing bullying.

Lasting lessons often start with a short animation from the Howard B. Wigglebottom video series, which uses songs and activities to engage our youngest learners to become invested in character development and to grow healthy self-esteem.

"It is exciting to watch the children grow in all ways over the course of the year and see them put into practice what they've learned in Lasting Lessons," said Catherine Bemis, principal of St. Agnes School.

Teacher Katie Turner teaches Lasting Lessons in small and large groups several times each week and classroom teachers carryover the lessons throughout the day.

For more preschool information, call for a visit 518-523-3771.



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