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October 2013

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The Leaves Are Falling!

We started this rainy, dreary, wet morning working with leaves! We read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and then made a list of words describing Fall. The students used a thesaurus to help think of fun words. Then they worked together to create leaf rubbings. These are displayed as you walk in our front door!

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Nutrition Culminating Activity Preparations

Students are busy wrapping up their final projects for Friday’s Nutrition Showcase at 2:30 pm. The students are excited to share with friends and families what they have been studying these past weeks.

Everyone is invited tomorrow afternoon-friends, families, preschool families and any one else!  We will showcase two plays-Gregory the Terrible Eater and The Sleepover (written and directed by the students).  There will also be a showing of Commercials made by the students.

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We will see everyone tomorrow!

Measurement and Fractions in Math

We are starting new topics in math-measurement and fractions!

The youngest students will focus on non-standard measurement and comparing objects-a letter was sent home in their Take Home Bags last week explaining in depth.  Another group will experiment with standard measurement; time, volume, andmanipulating measurement tools.

Our older students have begun studying fractions. This week they started by making cut out pies to help show how a fraction is a part of a whole. Throughout this study they will learn what a numerator and denominator are. They will learn what the different types of fractions are (improper, proper, and mixed numbers) and how to add, subtract and eventually multiply fractions.

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Ms. Megan has started teaching math this week.

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Ms. Dawnavyn has started teaching math this week as well!

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Our oldest students were solving the problem of the week.

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This group was working with rulers.

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Ask your child about math this week.  We hope they are enjoying their Take Home Bags and working with the math games!

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Parrots, and princesses, and unicorns, OH MY!

The students have truly enjoyed the dramatic play area, thus far.  There are different costumes for the students to dress-up, and we also have a variety of instruments for the students to explore.  They have formed bands, and lead parades around the classroom!

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Fairy Tales and Everything In Between

Our youngest readers and writers have been reading Cinderella stories from all different cultures. After reading each story they compare and contrast the different elements to the original story we are all familiar with.

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Another group has been focusing on Tall Tales. We’re all familiar with the classics; Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed. They have read many different Tall Tales and discussed the elements and characteristics of them; including similes. Ms. Dawnavyn wrote one herself and shared her Tall Tale.

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The oldest students have been reading and writing Fables and deciphering what the moral or lesson of each one is. This week they are all excited to start new Book Clubs books. Last but not least they have been practicing synthesizing information.

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Influenza Vaccines

Dear Parents/Guardians:
The 2013-14 Influenza Vaccine (flu vaccine) will be given free of charge to students at SCCS on November 5, 2013 from 11:30 – 1:00. The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will be onsite to administer the vaccine. This opportunity to have your child vaccinated is strongly encouraged, but it is NOT mandatory. Parents are welcome to accompany their child, but it is not required that you be present. The point of the school-based vaccination is to make it easier on parents for their child to receive this important vaccine.
For your child to be vaccinated, the attached yellow consent form must be:
 FULLY completed and SIGNED by the parent or legal guardian
 Completed for EACH CHILD (you must return a separate form for each child you want vaccinated)
 Returned to your school by 11/1/13.
The vaccine is available in two forms: injectable (the flu shot) and FluMist, which is given as a nasal spray. Both types of vaccine are free. You may indicate your vaccine preference on the consent form. Please be aware that some children with underlying health conditions (asthma, diabetes, immune-compromised, etc.) are not able to receive FluMist.
If you decline, or do not return the required permission form to the school, the free flu vaccine will not be given to your student at school. If you return this form, and your child receives the flu vaccine elsewhere, it is important that you notify your school nurse immediately. This will prevent your child from receiving an unnecessary second dose of vaccine.
Most children only need one dose of flu vaccine this fall. If your child is age eight or younger, a second dose might be necessary, depending on his or her vaccination history. We will not provide second doses in the schools. Please contact the health department at 573.874.7356 or your child’s health care provider for more information.
Boone County’s free flu vaccine program is made possible by these generous partners:
 University of Missouri Children’s Hospital
 David B. Lichtenstein Foundation
These organizations are also funding free flu vaccine for all Boone County children age 6 months – 18 years of age. Children who do not get the vaccine at school may receive free flu vaccine at the health department clinic, 1005 West Worley, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm. No appointment is needed.
If you have any further questions please contact Angie Cochran, 573-876-7260.

Spider Theme

Full Day Preschool is learning all about spiders this week. We’re reading non-fiction spider books, making spider headbands, making webs by dragging white paint with noodles, and dramatic play with webs in the block area.

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