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Ready for Kindergarten PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 15:42

Many parents wonder if their child is ready for kindergarten at age five. School readiness is complex. It is more than chronological age or the ability to recite numbers, letters, and colors. Here are some questions to think about as you decide if your child is school-ready.

Is your child socially ready?
For instance, does she trust other adults and children? Can she play ina group?

Is your child emotionally ready?
Does she have some degree of independence and self-direction? Does she have self-control; is she able to wait when there is a delay? Is she reasonably confident and willing to try new things?

Does your child have the language skills she’ll need?
Can she understand directions? Is she able to express her needs to adults and other children? Can she express her thoughts in sentences?

Is your child physically ready?
Can she dress, eat, and toilet herself? Can she run and jump? Does she have a sense of space and balance? Can she manipulate small objects? Can she copy simple line drawings and hold a pencil properly?

Is your child intellectually ready? Is she able to focus and concentrate on an activity for 10 to15 minutes? Does she understand that letters stand for something; that printed words are spoken language expressed in writing? Can she remember simple routines? Is she able to stick with and solve simple problems?

Children see everything and are influenced by what they see. For example, they notice how parentsspend their time, what they read, what TV programs they watch. One of the best things a parent cando is read to children. It prepares them for school in several ways. Reading to a child for as little as ten minutes a day:
§ Helps develop security and independence (through the close body contact/sitting on mom or dad’s lap).
§ Helps the child practice using language and learning concepts.
§ Helps to develop an interest in the world and its people, and most importantly.
§ Helps to develop the belief that learning can be fun.

Contact:Kathleen Olson, Extension Educator, Family Relations, University of Minnesota Extension, phone: 651-380-9339, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
ISU Scott County Extension Calendar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:54

June 28
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm

July 1
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office

July 26
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm

August 5
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office

August 23
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm

September 2
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office

September 27
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm

October 5
Aquatic, Forest and Roadside Pest Management CIC, $35 if registered by 9/28/11, after that $45
At the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am

October 7
Pesticide Applicator Testing10am-2pm at the Extension Office

October 25
Scott County Extension Council Meeting at the Extension Office
7pm

October 27
Mosquito & Public Health Pest Management CIC, $35 if registered by 10/20/11, after that $45
At the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am

November 4
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office

November 9
Ornamental & Turf Applicators CIC, $35 if registered by 11/2/11, after that $45
At the Scott County Extension Office, 1:30pm-4pm

November 16
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management CIC, $35 if registered by 11/9/11, after that
$45, at the Scott County Extension Office, 9am-11:30am

November 29
Fumigation CIC, $35 if registered by 11/22/11, after that $45, at the Scott County Extension Office,
9am-11:30am

December 2
Pesticide Applicator Testing
10am-2pm at the Extension Office

December 7
Pest Control Operators CIC, $35 if registered by 11/30/11, after that $45, at the Scott County Extension
Office, 9am-11:30am

Visit our events calendar at our web site: http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar/

 
Local Resident Named to Grinnell College Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grinnell College   
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 14:42
GRINNELL, Iowa (Grassroots Newswire) June 21, 2011 - Kelsey E.  Roebuck has been named to the Grinnell College Dean’s List for the spring semester 2011. Roebuck, who is an undeclared major, is one of approximately 260 students honored for outstanding academic achievement by Grinnell College. To make the Dean’s List, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

Roebuck is the child of Mr. Glenwood W. Roebuck and Ms. Diane B. Roebuck of Davenport (52803).

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 26 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.

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Lewis University announces Deans' List honorees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lewis University   
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 14:41
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (Grassroots Newswire) June 21, 2011 - 

Andrea Iossi of Davenport was among those honored on the Lewis University Deans' List for spring semester 2011. To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.25 out of a possible 4.0.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. 

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Local residents named to President's List and Dean's List at Drake University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Tuesday, 21 June 2011 12:36
DES MOINES, IA (06/21/2011)(readMedia)-- The following local students have been named to the President's List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a grade point average of 4.0 during the Spring 2011 semester at Drake.

Lauren Brandt of Bettendorf, IA

Amanda Cleppe of Bettendorf, IA

Jared Dammann of Bettendorf, IA

Erika Milas of Bettendorf, IA

Caitlin Pryor of Bettendorf, IA

Jordan Porter of Eldridge, IA

Marshall Phares of Princeton, IA

The following local students have been named to the Dean's List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the Spring 2011 semester at Drake.

Kelsey Berneking of Bettendorf, IA

Stuart Bildner of Bettendorf, IA

Leah Christensen of Bettendorf, IA

Nicholas Oestreich of Bettendorf, IA

Steven Soseman of Bettendorf, IA

Stephanie Merrick of Eldridge, IA

Steven Merrick of Eldridge, IA

Eric Hartmann of Davenport, IA

Daniel Pelletier of Davenport, IA

Katherine Foley of Davenport, IA

Alise Farrell of Davenport, IA

Chelsea Rink of Davenport, IA

Ryan Hendricks of Rock Island, IL

Claire Vandercar of East Moline, IL

Kayla Pearson of Milan, IL

Drake is a private, independent university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 full-time undergraduate students from 50 states and 50 countries. Drake University's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

 
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