The 19th Soar in 4 Community Conversation

The 19th Soar in 4 Community Conversation was hosted by Manatee NAACP president Mr. Rodney Jones at the Bradenton Village Apartments Community Center. More than thirty community members attended and provided valuable insights, concerns and dreams for their neighborhood. “We share ideas and talked about ways we can collaborate and how we can move forward,” […]

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Ballard Soar in 4 on July 5th at the Central Library

A “math-friendly” culture is one that views math as fun, friendly, important, a source of curiosity, and useful in everyday life. Parents, side-by-side with their child in block play, model positive dispositions toward math and learning such as playfulness, curiosity, creativity, and problem solving. They are taking the first steps in creating their own math-friendly, […]

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Rogers Garden Bullock Soar in 4 on July 5th at the Central Library

Blockfest is a research-based exhibit that helps raise awareness of early math and science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children. On July 5th parents, preschool teachers and our community volunteers become more knowledgeable about the importance of early math and science learning as it impacts both school readiness and […]

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The STEAM Machine!


Here It Comes…The STEAM Machine! You are invited to participate in this great opportunity to capture kids’ interest through engaging learning experiences. Our STEAM Machine will come to you! We will provide one hour sessions inside your classroom that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Mathematics. Starting July 11th, 2017- either Tuesday or Friday […]

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Rogers Garden Bullock Soar in 4: Wonders of Water Unit Preview

The Soar in 4 summer program is designed to enhance positive parent-school communications through weekly teacher and parent communication throughout the summer. Last night our pre-kindergarten teachers welcomed families to their second summer family event at Rogers Garden Bullock Elementary School. Our Wonders of Water Unit, which is our second unit of study, was previewed […]

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Soar in 4 Orientation Night Rogers Garden-Bullock Elementary

Our first Soar in 4 evening began with a motivational video from Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene. Gretchen Rubin’s quote “The days are long, but the years are short” captures the nuance of Dr. Greene’s message. Her words resonated with the VPK parents as she shared they are raising tomorrow’s leaders today. And a parent’s investment […]

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Soar in 4 Orientation Night Sea Breeze Elementary

Vocabulary, pre-emergent literacy skills and orientation was the theme for our first Soar in 4 family event on June 6th. Parents learned what they can do at home to help build their preschoolers vocabularies such as introducing a new word in context so that their child can learn what it means, using facial expressions and […]

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