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    August 2020  Early Childhood Education Parents & Students: 

    -please send me an email at lisa.bates@henry.k12.ga.us with student name and class period (1st period) in the subject line.  This will help me reach you easily by email going forward!

    - Students: Please JOIN Remind Texts for your class and for FCCLA, form to Join fccla is below  

    - don't worry about supplies right now.  I will share more information about supplies when we are coming back face to face.  Most of you will just need a composition book (for daily warm ups and notes/vocabulary) and a three ring binder (1" or 2" is fine)

    - Students:  plan to be ON GOOGLE MEET according to the block schedule shared here: Fall 2020 schedule

    Letter from the Principal Dr. Meeks as of July 29, 2020:  Remote Learning Letter to UG Families
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    To reasearch Jobs, Colleges, Interest Surveys:  Virtual Job Shadow login (also available from launchpad)  also found on launchpad
    Link to Teens Teaching Tots Preschool :  Registration form will be made available in October of 2020 for 2021 class!
    Link to School Calendar for 20-21:  20-21 School Calendar
    Link to online textbook:  Working With Young Children - thanks to Goodheart Wilcox !   pw: a3967c34bcf65c1a
    Link to online textbook activities  Working With Young Children
    Mother's Day 2020 My hope...
    Teacher:  Lisa Grey Bates
    Union Grove Students to the
     Early Childhood Education Pathway !!!
    "Parents are a child's first and most important teacher."  Lisa Grey Bates
    "Great minds discuss ideas.    Average minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people."  Eleanor Roosevelt

    Adviser:  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

    Subjects that I Teach: 
    Early Childhood Education Pathway
    Year 1  Early Childhood Education 1
    Year 2  Early Childhood Education 2
    Year 3  Early Childhood Education 3

    First year students will have the opportunity to learn  

    • about the development and growth of babies and young children, and discover how they learn.  

    • to take home a "Real Care" baby to experience a simulation of full time infant care. 

    • improve employability skills and knowledge and will create a resume and participate in a Mock Job Interview.

    Second (and third) year students will
    • practice skills to become more employable
    • taking a closer look at Education as a career
    • develop 1st Aid and CPR skills
    • have the opportunity to teach young children as a part of the Teens Teaching Tots preschool during 2nd Semester.
    Third year students will
    • also be practicing employability by working in a job shadow role (internship) in an Early Childhood classroom (at an elementary school or daycare) with the guidance of an Elementary School teacher or Early Childhood teacher giving them the opportunity to better understand the world of work for professionals who choose to work with young children and families.

    All students will also be developing professional paperwork and interview skills needed to

    apply for, qualify, and keep a job.
    Membership in FCCLA will give any student opportunities to

    1)  Learn to be a LEADER

    2)  have FUN with friends

    3)  Travel/go on Field Trips!!!

    4)  and gain REAL LIFE skills.


    I love what I teach and look forward to working with you!

    I encourage all of my students to be the best student, family member, friend, teacher, and team member they can be.
    Mrs. Bates
     You can make a difference
    Powerful beyond measure...

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
                        Marianne Williamson (from Akeelah and the Bee the movie)

    Henry County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  You may access additional information at https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/49720
    In memory of my mom:
                 Mary Basden Grey
      In Loving Memory of Mary Basden Grey
    Born:  January 21, 1939 
    Died:  August 28, 2013
    "Get your education, it is something that no one can ever take away from you"