environmental print
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Environmental Print
Environmental print is the name given to print that appears with signs, labels, or logos. Children learn to "read" this through paired association - every time you take a box of cereal off the shelf or drive up to a store, you are providing your child with the 'name' of this product or place as he is simultaneously seeking this sign, label, or logo. Environmental print can bridge the connection between letters and meaning and serve as an introduction to reading.
There are many ways we can use environmental print with young children. We incorporate road signs into both outdoor play with bikes and riding toys and microdramatic play (i.e., having small road signs in our block center for small cars and trucks). Environmental print can be incorporated into housekeeping center through the use of small boxes of familiar foods. We can use environmental print to make books (e.g., "What's for breakfast?" with each page consisting of the front panel of a cereal box) or children's favorite restaurants using predictable language (e.g., "Mike's favorite restaurant is Wendy's"). Other ideas include using logos to make a bingo board, matching game, sorting game (e.g., food, store, sign) or simple puzzles.
Using environmental print can build confidence in young children and get them excited about reading.
This article was written in response to a parent question. If you have a question you would like addressed, please email to ecelp@lsu.edu.
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Scholastic Book Fair - coming to the ECELP!

We will host the Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday, April 15th and Friday, April 16th in the breezeway in front of the building.
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Parent Conferences

Be on the lookout for an email from your child's teacher regarding parent conferences. We will be open during normal school hours and conduct conferences via Zoom. 
Preschool Parent-Teacher Conference Week April 19 – April 23, 2021
Infant/Toddler Parent-Teacher Conference Week April 26 – April 30, 2021
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Scholastic Online

Interested in purchasing books for you child? Visit Scholastic Book Club online for age-appropriate selections that are shipped right to your door. This also serves as a fund raiser for us to continually replenish our school library. 
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Teacher of the Month - Vanessa Baltazar
Ms. Vanessa earned a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration of Children Development from Southern University A&M College and has been working with children since 2000. She is being recognized for both her hard work and dedication to young children, in addition to the enthusiasm she brings to her work. She states,"my experience working in early childhood has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Working with young children has created a passion to serve, to care, to help, and to love that goes to the core of my being!". Ms. Vanessa recently published an article on the importance of teacher self-reflection in the winter edition of our state's practice journal, Collaborations. We are fortunate to have Ms. Vanessa as part of the ECELP team!

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