​OLDER SIBLINGS ARE  WELCOMED TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE FAMILY

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​​SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS


NUTRITION CLASS
[Health/Education]
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm             Jan. 30, 2016
Definition of Nutrition:  Nutrition is the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses nutrients, and the relationship between diet, health and disease.
This session will cover the seven major types of nutrients required by the human body, Essential vitamins, and healthy eating Practices.
Snacks will be implemented during class!

 
“JAZZ IT UP”
***COME DRESSED FOR MUSIC AND MOVEMENT***
[Fitness and Education]
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm             Feb. 27, 2016
Jazz music teaches us many things beyond the sounds. As participants of “JAZZ IT UP” they will have an opportunity to flourish through creative and directed dance movements. Throughout this session of jazz music and performance the participants will develop Focused habits of working, Self-discipline, Rhythm, Flexibility,  Communication skills, Cognitive memorization, Teamwork, The ability to lead and follow, Non verbal communication, Energy and motivation, The ability to accept constructive feedback, and Critical listening skills, to mention a few examples.
Snack will be served!

 
POSITIVE GUIDANCE
[Education/Advocacy]   
Mar. 26, 2016           10:00 am to 12:00 noon

  • Effective v/s Ineffective Praise

Effective Praise: When praise is given for attaining a certain standard of performance, students become more intrinsically motivated.  Students need to know that they have a chance to improve their academic performance.
Ineffective Praise: Global positive reactions such as “wonderful” or “good job” do not specify how students have attained a specific performance standard.  Students need specific, descriptive feedback from teachers to understand what actions they need to take to get better.

  •  Logical Consequences

Logical consequences are actions and strategies engineered by the parent or person in authority to respond to the misbehavior(s) of individuals.

The 3 types of Logical Consequences are:

*You break it, you fix it: This type of logical consequence is used in situations when something has been broken or a mess has been made—whether accidentally or intentionally. The consequence is that those responsible for the problem take responsibility for fixing it.
*Loss of Privilege: This type of logical consequence is used when children's behavior does not meet pre-established expectations. The consequence is that the child loses the privilege of participating in an activity or using materials for a brief time, usually a class period or a day. What's taken away must be directly related to the misbehavior, and the teacher must make sure that the child truly understands and can live up to expectations. Teachers use this type of logical consequence when children defy, test, or simply forget the rules.
*Positive Time-Out: This type of logical consequence is used when a teacher believes that a child needs a way to calm down and recover self-control. The consequence is that the child moves to a pre-established place in the classroom, takes time to regroup, and then rejoins the class once he or she has calmed down. Teachers use time-out to keep minor misbehaviors—intentional and accidental—from escalating and becoming disruptive, and to give children opportunities to practice strategies they've learned for regaining self-control

  • Redirection: 

Redirection is a behavioral modification technique for changing a behavior and directing someone to an alternative, more appropriate behavior.

Reduce using terms such as NO, DON’T and STOP
****ROLE PLAY****     Snack will be served!

 
Family Field Trip
[Community Connections and Education]
April 2016 (DATE TO BE DETERMINED)
The Children's Museum of Atlanta
Families will be afforded an opportunity to go out to The Children's Museum of Atlanta.  This adventure will spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play.
They will have access to several hands-on exhibits designed to promote inventive problem solving, creative thinking and artistic expression. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. Lunch will be served.

 
STORYTIME B.Y.L.E. (Bring Your Listening Ears)
[Education]
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm   May 21, 2016
Early Literacy
Print motivation: Thinking that books and reading are fun
Vocabulary: Knowing the names of things
Print awareness: Recognizing print and understanding how books work
Letter knowledge: Understanding that each letter has its own name and sounds
Narrative skills: Being able to tell stories and describe things
Phonological awareness: Being able to recognize and play with the smaller sounds that make up words.
Snack will be served!

 
“LET’S GET PHYSICAL”
[Fitness and Education]
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm        Jun. 11, 2016
***COME DRESSED TO GET PHYSICAL***
The participants will learn the benefits of being physical.
Helps Prevent Diseases                            Improves Stamina
Strengthens and Tones                            Enhances Flexibility
Controls Weight                                        Improves Quality of Life
The participants will also learn the importance of eating healthy snacks.
Healthy Snack will be provided!

 

“JAZZ IT UP”
[Fitness and Education]
***COME DRESSED TO GET PHYSICAL***
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm             July 23, 2016
Jazz music teaches us many things beyond the sounds. As participants of “JAZZ IT UP” they will have an opportunity to flourish through creative and directed dance movements and. Throughout this session of jazz music and performance the participants will develop Focused habits of working, Self-discipline, Rhythm, Flexibility,  Communication skills, Cognitive memorization, Teamwork, The ability to lead and follow, Non verbal communication, Energy and motivation, The ability to accept constructive feedback, and Critical listening skills, to mention a few examples.
Snack will be served!

 
JOB READINESS
[Community Connections and Education]
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm             Aug. 27, 2016
Successful job searching consists of having an employment action plan, creating a dynamic resume, dressing for success and mastering the interview.  The participants will have an opportunity to do just that.  We will help them to create a resume, discuss appropriate attire for interviews, actively perform job searches and perform mock interviews.
Snacks will be served

 
STORYTIME B.Y.L.E. (Bring Your Listening Ears)
[Education]
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm   Sept. 20, 2016
Reading Development
Print motivation: Thinking that books and reading are fun
Vocabulary: Knowing the names of things
Print awareness: Recognizing print and understanding how books work
Letter knowledge: Understanding that each letter has its own name and sounds
Narrative skills: Being able to tell stories and describe things
Phonological awareness: Being able to recognize and play with the smaller sounds that make up words.
Snack will be served!


ANTI-BULLYING
[Education/Advocacy]
12:00 noon to 2:00 pm             Oct. 15, 2016
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. 
During this workshop there will be discussions on the following topics:  Types of Bullying, Where and When Bullying Happens, Frequency of Bullying, How to talk about Bullying, Prevention Techniques and Engagement of Parents and the Communities.

Snack will be served!

 

ACTIVE LEARNING [FROM SCHOOL TO HOME]
[Advocacy and Education]
12 noon to 2:00 pm         Nov. 12, 2016
Parents will learn the definition of Active Learning. Participants will be actively participating in a classroom activity and we will discuss the developmental skill used during active learning.
Snacks will be offered.

 

HOW TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD
[Advocacy]      
December 17, 2016          1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Participants will learn the definition of ADVOCACY and how to be an advocate for their children.  They will become knowledgeable of the 3 steps.  Which are: Setting the right tone, be well versed in the law of your jurisdiction, and documentation.
Snacks will be offered.

 
Hablas Español?
[Education]
January 14, 2017   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Theme: Un viaje a México! While on an imaginary journey to Mexico they will learn colors, shapes, household and everyday items.  While returning from their journey they will learn a Spanish song!

 

“COMMUNITY CONNECTING”
[Community Connection]
February 18, 2017 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
This event will serve as our closing event.  We will invite everyone that participated in the By Faith Foundation Inc. Family Engagement Project 2016 to come out for games, food, prizes and entertainment!

 Additional engagement projects that may be implemented throughout the 2016 year in addition to the schedule…..
We All Live Together

CPR
Winter Wonderland
Fire Safety
Savvy Saver
Field Trip To The Alliance Theater