“With this Call to Action, the Surgeon General seeks to make it possible for every mother who wishes to breastfeed to be able to do so by shifting how we as a nation think and talk about breastfeeding.” Read the Call to Action HERE. It provides statistics and national trends, federal policy, barriers, and a call to action for breastfeeding. Learn more HERE.
Just a reminder that tomorrow night, Thursday Feb. 10th, is our first evening open lab from 5:30-7:30pm. Come for the entire time or just a while. If you are in need of some extra lab time, this night is for YOU!
Sadly, I have to announce that the Kim and Jason Comic Strip (that updates 6 times per week) has ended. You’ll notice that I removed the link under Daily Links. You can now find the link to their classic comics HERE.
February 13th – Faribault American Legion – 112 NE 5th St.
Pancake Buffet Breakfast will be held from 8 AM – 12 noon. The cost $7 adults $3 ages 2-6 years.
Bingo will be held beginning at 1 pm and ending at approximately 3:30 pm. All ages are welcome for this cash prize event.
As promised last year, the 20th game will be a $500 guaranteed cash payout.
A Silent Auction and Bake Sale will be held all day. Anyone wishing to donate items is asked to bring them to the IRIS office by noon on Friday February 11th or to the American Legion on Sunday morning by 8 am. Memorial Baskets Welcome!
Are proposed national, common core standards developmentally appropriate at the kindergarten level? Class, wealth, social status, and implementation may all be factors. Do common core standards for kindergarten mean standardized testing for very young children? If not, how will the standards be measured? In this two-part series Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, defends the program to critics who argue that national standards are neither needed nor helpful. Click HERE to listen to this week’s early childhood radio.
Families in 16 Ramsey County neighborhoods (MN) have begun receiving letters urging them to take part in the largest and longest study of children’s health ever conducted in the United States. More than 50 years have passed since the last major U.S. study of children’s health.
For most families, they will do nothing more than fill out a survey every year or so. A small number of families will be asked to submit biological and environmental samples, including blood, urine, saliva and possibly soil, tap water and food from their homes. Survey participants can decline that request at any time.
I personally haven’t tried it; however, the magazine ShopSmart had their experts look into it and found that the caffeine was probably responsible for the boost in energy and attention. It does, after all, have about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. So why not just have the cup or two of coffee and save your money? I believe the 5-Hour Energy costs about $3 whereas a cup of home brewed coffee is about $0.40!
If you do decide to drink the energy shot, please be advised to the warning label – No more than two drinks per day and drink them several hours apart. Why? You could have nervousness, sleeplessness, and rapid heartbeat. Those are reasons enough for me not to try it
Here are some pictures of the Creative class during lab. Each week, six students present their creative learning activity, appropriate for children, to their classmates. Their classmates then have the opportunity to try out all the activities. Every week has a theme. Can YOU guess this week’s theme?