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Hurricane Relief Project
Anderson Co Schools and Anderson Co Education Association are teaming up to collect supplies for schools damaged during the recent hurricanes. We have placed a tub in the SECC office for any school supplies you would like to donate by sending them in with your child or by dropping off at the office. We will be collecting until Oct 6. Thanks! 
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1st Annual Bearcub Scramble 1st Annual Bearcub Scramble
We will hold the 1st Annual Bearcub Scramble on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course in Lawrenceburg, KY.   This will be a 4 Person Team Scramble Format.   Registration and Breakfast begin at 7 am with a Tee Time of 8 am.   The cost is $60 per person and includes breakfast and lunch, door prizes, green fees, and cart.   1st and 2nd place Trophies Awarded to winners.   Mulligans, Strings, and Skirts will be available for purchase.   Contact:  Tony White 502-418-6413 or Kyle Riggs 502-839-2504 for more information.   Click here for Registration Form.   
Salvation Army Angel Tree Information Salvation Army Angel Tree Information
With Christmas fast approaching, we wanted to post the information regarding the Angel Tree program.   The attached flyer includes all the dates and information needed when filing for assistance.   Registration Dates are Thursday, September 28th from 9 am to 3 pm, and Friday, September 29th from 2 pm to 6 pm.   Registration Site Address:   300 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.

Salvation Army Angel Tree
Moving Forward Monday
Below are some activities or resources that you can use at home to help your child succeed in school by developing essential skills.   These activities will be posted every other week throughout the school year in order to support the Home-School Connection.

Preschool & Kindergarten

Take a Picture Walk:   Everyone’s heard of taking a dog for a walk. But how about an illustration? Kindergarten teachers have a technique, called a “Picture Walk”, that teaches emerging readers to use pictures as clues to understand the meaning of a story, and guess at unfamiliar words. Here’s how it works:

What You Do:

  1. Hold the book so your child can see the cover. Read the title aloud.
  2. Tell your child that this book has words and pictures, and that right now you’re going to look at just the pictures and try to guess what’s happening in the story. This is called a “picture walk” because you’re going to walk through the pictures in the book without reading the words.
  3. Start right from the top. Take a look at the cover and give your child a chance to take a look as well. Describe what you see in the picture. For example, “in this picture, I see a mama bear and her little bear cubs having a picnic.”
  4. Now it’s your child’s turn! Open to the first page of the story and ask her to describe what she sees happening on this page, just as you did when you described the cover illustration. Encourage her to speak in sentences and to give as many details as possible, referring to the characters, the setting (place), and the story events.
  5. Continue in this manner, until there is only one page left in the book.
  6. Before you turn to the last page, ask your child to guess how the story ends, based on what she has seen so far. You can give this a fancy word like a “prediction” or a “hypothesis”, or you can just ask her to give it her best guess. Then, turn the page and reveal the final picture. Was her guess correct?

Your walk is over. And you’ve given your child a new tool to put in her reading tool belt. Eventually, she’ll learn to read without the need to use pictures for context hints. She’ll sound-it-out or use a host of other methods to break down unfamiliar words. But until then, this is a normal, useful, and valuable way to help jumpstart reading. But back to that book! Now that you’ve done a walk through the pictures, it’s time to crack the book open and enjoy the words.

Introducing PAW PRIDE!!! Introducing PAW PRIDE!!!
Students at SECC will be participating this year in the CHAMPS program, which is a classroom management system that encourages student to be motivated, engaged, and responsible.    The Kindergarten teachers at SECC have developed a list of PAW PRIDE characteristics for the students to follow.   Click on the link for a preview of the poster:  PAW PRIDE Poster.   As part of the CHAMPS program, teachers at SECC will be also using Classdojo.   Attached is a link to a Question/Answer information flyer for parents regarding Classdojo.   Have a great school year! 
Sparrow Early Childhood Center
1154 N. Bypass
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Phone - (502) 839-2504
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