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Ms. Tiede's Child Development students have had fun creating finger puppet shows & recording them on their iPads recently. These students are not only learning the importance of allowing children to practice gross & fine motor control skills with the use of puppets but that children can also learn appropriate behaviors by watching the puppet's example while encouraging creativity as well. The experiences & skill sets Ms. Tiede's students are learning in this class will better equip them for future careers in early childhood education and even as parents someday. Great job everyone! 




Mrs. Tiede's Advanced Child Development students had a great time not only practicing using the car seats this morning, but also preparing for their opportunity to take the babies home sometime soon.




Ms. Dian's Child Development students had the opportunity to wear the Empathy Belly recently, before the semester ended. "The Empathy Belly" Pregnancy Simulator allows the students to feel what it's like to be pregnant and has proven to be a highly effective, unique, and powerful teaching tool. Students who wore the belly had to try to maneuver around with the extra 30 pounds attached to them. They practiced going up and down the stairs, tying shoes, picking things up off the floor, and attempting to become comfortable with pillows while laying down. The students then did several activities focusing on the care of an infant by using QR codes to watch videos on their iPads.






Students in Ms. Tiede's 5th period Advanced Child Development class recently earned their Child Development Certificate from the Indiana State Career & Technical Education Board. Congrats ladies!

Pictured are:
Stephanie Enciso
Carrie Endicott
Miranda Hoyt
Diana Limon
Sara Linton
Natalie Locke
Tiffany Moore
Dulce Ortiz
Kachelle Robinson
HaleySchaaf
Kyla Smith
Chloe Smith


Students in Ms. Tiede's Advanced Child & Development classes recently participated in an activity that helped them better understand the importance of protecting the environment and child safety when it comes to dogs. The students were made aware of the danger of leaving behind their dogs waste as it can carry harmful bacteria & microbes that can easily make its way to lakes & streams nearby. They also learned about how children are more susceptible to be exposed to these wastes as they spend more time closer to the ground- playing around it and then touching their mouths, eyes, etc. So, to also incorporate physical activity into this lesson, students relay raced across the WACC commons area to pick up (play dough) dog poop. These students had fun while learning to protect the environment and children both! 





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