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2008-08-28 09:01:05

It seems to me, as a 21-plus year special education and elementary education teacher, that the problems that confront our schools begin in the home. Children starting kindergarten already have a large discrepancy in skills before they come to us. Why don't we encourage parents to spend quality time reading with their children and talking to their children? Many children come from homes where their primary needs go unsatisfied, and we expect them to love to learn when they are worried about...

2008-08-28 00:00:33

Christian Preschool: Maranatha Christian Preschool in St. Albans has limited openings in morning 3- and 4-year-old classes and afternoon pre-kindergarten sessions. The school offers a hands-on, developmentally appropriate, Christian curriculum. For more information, call Denise Kennedy at 722-6271 or visit www.mfctoday.org. St. Paul's Preschool: St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nitro is registering 3- and 4-year-olds for its preschool program. Call the office at 755-3561 for more...

2008-08-27 15:01:00

By RILKOFF, Matt OAKURA'S Kaitake Kindergarten is facing a Ministry of Education investigation after three pupils went missing for almost two hours before their absence was noticed. The Taranaki Daily News understands the three girls used a ladder to scale a fence on Wednesday and make their way to one of the girls' homes, crossing busy State Highway 45 on the way. It appears their absence went unnoticed until parents came to pick them up and they could not be found. Police were...

2008-08-27 15:01:00

By ASHLEY KINDERGAN, STAFF WRITER ORADELL - A group of parents is concerned that kindergarten classes are going to be too large in the upcoming school year. District officials this month told parents that 88 kindergartners are expected to enroll in the district. Those students will be divided among four teachers, for an average class size of 22, school officials said. Some parents questioned whether that class size which is above the state average for kindergarten will hurt the...

2008-08-27 12:01:10

By Marge Eberts; Peggy Gisler Q: Help! My daughter will be starting kindergarten in two weeks. What can I do to make sure she enjoys this new experience? A: If your daughter has had a good preschool experience, chances are she'll enjoy being in kindergarten. Nevertheless, the first day of school goes much better if young children see some familiar faces in the classroom. Try to have play dates for her with a few of her future classmates. Plus, try to acquaint her with the school building...

2008-08-26 15:00:58

By Eileen M. Adams DIXFIELD - SAD 21 directors on Monday authorized the superintendent and elementary principal to negotiate an agreement for use of a section of the new school by the Head Start program. Superintendent Tom Ward and Dirigo Elementary School Principal Kathy Richard will meet with representatives of the Head Start program to try to get a pact for use of a kindergarten classroom at the new school in Peru two days per week. Ward said if successful, the district would allow...

2008-08-26 15:00:37

By Ann Bryant FARMINGTON - Ina Austin was adding last minute touches to her kindergarten room at Mallett School on Monday, even though it was pretty much prepared for the start of school in SAD 9 on Wednesday. "I made a pact with myself. I had told myself every day that it rained this summer I would go work at school. Well ...," she said, vowing anew that she wouldn't do that again. Little monkey faces, each bearing the name of one of her new 18 students, were being added to her bulletin...

2008-08-24 09:00:31

Booker T. Washington Elementary, Thursday ; kindergarten, 5-7 p.m.; Early start, 5-7 p.m.; grades 1 through 5, 4-6 p.m.; 934- 6226. Creekside Elementary, kindergarten and early childhood special education, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday ; grades 1 through 5, 1:30- 3:30 p.m. 923-4251. Driver Elementary, Thursday ; 9 a.m.-noon; grades 2-5. Elephant's Fork Elementary, Friday ; kindergarten, 9:30-11:30 a.m. with an 11 a.m. bus ride; grades 1 through 5, 1:30- 3 p.m.; Thursday , from 5-7 p.m....

2008-08-23 09:00:40

By RHONDA BODFIELD Teachers at one elementary school in Tucson are about to start making house calls. Every parent with a child enrolled in Drachman Montessori Magnet School will get a personal home visit from a teacher by the end of the first quarter. The school year starts today at Drachman, 1085 S. 10th Ave., and at other Tucson Unified School District schools. "It's going to change things in a positive way," Principal Jesus Celaya said as he explained his new home-visit initiative...

2008-08-21 21:00:30

By Paul Swiech BLOOMINGTON - A tool to help prepare 4-year-old children to begin kindergarten a year from now is available for free throughout McLean County. The 2008-2009 Getting Ready for Kindergarten Calendar is for parents, grandparents and caregivers of 4-year-olds so they can prepare for kindergarten throughout the year. United Way of McLean County - in cooperation with school districts, social service agencies, governments and businesses - has developed and is helping to distribute...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.