- National Study: Mixed-Age Preschools Don’t Benefit Children
- Fireman323: Dangerous Fire Behaviors
- WDFW: Openings, Closures, Burns
- Alexandria Nicole Cellars: WA Vineyard Rescues Virginia Grower
- WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: Epsom Salts In The Garden
- Tech Tuesday: DIY Tech Toys
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: New Life Food Bank, Vision:Toledo Arts Rec & Events
- Wednesday: Page Turners, Grange Meeting
- Toledo High School Sports: September 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Ohio State University posted an article on a national study of preschoolers in mixed-age classrooms, and the results aren’t encouraging.
Held Back - Mixed-age classrooms hurt academic progress for older children
Published July 2017
If you’re trying to find the right preschool program for your child, pay close attention to the age of her classmates. A national study suggests classrooms with children of different ages can hurt academic growth for older children.
“While there has been some enthusiasm for mixed-age classrooms, our results suggest there may be a significant downside for older children,” co-author Kelly Purtell said.
She is an Ohio State assistant professor of human sciences and faculty associate at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, which conducts multidisciplinary research that improves children’s learning environments at home, in school and in their communities.
The study of 2,829 children shows that when 3-year-olds made up just 20 percent of a class, older children lost nearly two months of academic growth in a school year.
When younger children made up half of the class, 4-year-olds lost four to five months of development. Additionally, the study didn’t show any gains among younger classmates, despite being surrounded by older children.
Interacting with younger classmates isn’t as beneficial for older children as interacting with peers of their own age. Also, teachers change their curriculum to accommodate a wider range of levels, which leaves older children learning material they already know.
As of 2009, 75 percent of Head Start classrooms, a federal preschool program for children ages 3 to 5, were mixed-age. Researchers say the study should prompt educators to find ways to create more cognitively stimulating environments for older students.
If fire tornadoes don’t get your respect, maybe this one-minute video of an ash devil will do it.
From the wildfire scene, Fireman323 posts:
Ash Devils. Watch Yo Self! These could ruin your day if ya don't get out of the way. Fire season sure produces some wild weather patterns. Be safe out there all.
Video Credit: @brendanward23
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Closed - WDFW statement on Columbia River fishery closure
Assistant Director, Fish Program
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
September 19, 2018
The recent closure of salmon fishing in a large portion of the Columbia River is highly unusual in recent years, and unfortunately caught anglers by surprise. With weeks remaining in the scheduled season, fishery managers closed the salmon fishery Sept. 13 from the river's mouth upstream to its confluence with the Snake River.
This year's fall salmon season presented a challenge even before it got underway. The preseason run forecast projected a return of 205,000 adult upper river bright (URB) chinook salmon, a key component of the total chinook run bound for waters above Bonneville Dam. That forecast was down 25 percent from last year and 53 percent from the 10-year average, signaling the need for a conservative fishery this year.
These declining projections in chinook returns are largely due to drought and poor ocean conditions in 2015, when this year's fish were migrating downstream to the Pacific for the first time. For that reason, the poor runs may continue into 2019 when 4-year-old fish – usually the largest percentage of any given run – start to return to the Columbia River.
Open - Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife declared:
It's (tentatively) time for razor clam digging! We have announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October.
Based on beach surveys conducted this summer, WDFW estimates the total razor clam population on most Washington's beaches has increased significantly from last season, which means more days of digging this season. The exception is Long Beach, an area that is recovering after a decline in clam survival due to low salinity in winter 2017.
"The good news is that future digging opportunities look really great, with some opportunity even at Long Beach," Ayres said. "This is shaping up to be a great season for digging on the coast."
Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests, which are usually conducted about a week before a dig is scheduled to begin.
Burning: WDFW schedules controlled burns in two South Sound wildlife areas
Starting September 24, we will be conducting controlled burns for habitat restoration on two wildlife areas in the South Puget Sound region.
The burns are scheduled through mid-October at the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area northeast of Rochester and the West Rocky Prairie Wildlife Area northwest of Tenino.
More details at https://wdfw.wa.gov/news/sep2118b/.
Washington State vineyard Alexandria Nicole comes to the aid of Virginia vineyard following crop theft:
There may yet be a happy ending to the great grape heist of 2018, which officials say is the first of its kind in Virginia.
After losing more than two tons of wine grapes to thieves, Firefly Hills Vineyard in Ironto announced on Friday that a Washington state grower has offered to replace the loss.
Full article from September 21 here.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared a post: Some real facts about using Epsom Salt in your garden or landscape. The results may surprise you.
Tech Tuesday: DIY Tech Toys
TechRepublic weighs the pros and cons of 25 DIY drone kits for adventurous photogs & pilots. Robocat Co-Co 280 slides in at $116. High-end options also available. Something for everyone.
The Grommet is a nursery of DIY gear including the PicoBrew Pico C Craft Beer Brewing Appliance.
Not ready to lay down $399 for your own barley pop? Start with Craft A Brew’s $48 premium beer-making kit.
Instructibles features this Raspberry Pi - powered lunchbox computer. Yep, you heard me right. Complete parts list totals around $200.
Lifehacker caters to the videophile with this DIY: Set Up The Ultimate Home Theatre This Weekend.
Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
FREE CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured of Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Today: Toledo New Life Community Food Bank 10 a.m. - noon last Tuesday & Wednesday monthly serving our community area of Toledo by sharing the love of Christ through the essential needs we all have.
Visit http://www.toledonewlife.com/ or call (360)864-4366.
Also on Facebook.
Also: Cowlitz Kayak Tours invites you to Taco Tuesday Sept 25th Cowlitz River Float in Toledo Blue Creek. Hosting a Tuesday Paddle on the Cowlitz River Toledo Section Blue Creek to Downtown Toledo Boat Ramp and Tacos and Drinks at Chimi's afterwards
Kayak Shuttle Bring Your Own Kayak $10
Guided Kayak Tour Includes Kayak Paddle Life Jacket and Shuttle $45 a person
Details at link here.
Tonight: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
6:30 PM at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, September 25, 2018
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell via email:
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
d. Steamboat Alley -- Jamie Cummings
e. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
f. Toledo Thursday Market -- Brian Dennis
a. State Grant Update -- Mayor Dobosh
b. Maintenance Bldg Murals -- Mike Morgan
c. New THS -- Sheila Richardson
a. Walk in the Park --
b. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
Vision:Toledo is also on Facebook.
Toledo High School reminder: September 25th is National Register To Vote Day, forms available in the office. If you will be 18 before November 6th, 2018 you can register to vote.
Toledo High School Sports: September 2018
FOOTBALL Sept 24 JV @ Adna 6:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 28 vs Toutle Lake JV Oct 1@ Toutle Lake bus@ 4:40 game @ 6:00
Oct 5 @ Kalama bus @4:15 JV Oct 8 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 12 @ Wahkiakum bus @ 3:30 Oct 8 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 19 vs. Winlock JV Oct 22 @ Winlock bus @ 4:45
Oct 26th @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:20
Nov 2nd Crossover game TBD
Sept 24 @ Winlock 6:00 bus@ 4:45
Sept 26 vs. Winlock 6:00
Sept 29 @ Ocosta 2:00 bus @11:00am
Oct 1 @ Toutle Lake 6:00 bus @ 4:40
Oct 3 vs. Onalaska 6:00
Oct 8 @ Life Christian 6:00 bus @ 3:30
Oct 10 vs. Adna 6:00
Sept 25 vs. Winlock
Sept 27 vs. Napavine
Sept 29 @ RA Long TBD
Oct 2 @ MWP bus @ 4:15
Oct 4 vs. Toutle Lake
Oct 9 @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:40
Oct 11 vs. Wahkiakum
Sept 25 @ Lewis & Clark State Park bus @ 2:10
Sept 29 @ Toutle Lake bus@ 10:30
Oct. 2 @ Rainier bus @ 1:45
Oct 7 @Harvest Classic Longview bus @ 6:45 am
Oct 9 @ Adna bus @ 1:45
Oct 18 League Meet @ Rainier bus @ 1:45
Oct 27 District @ Onalaska bus @ 8:30 am
Nov 3 State in Pasco
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
October 13: Camp Singing Wind Hosts Goat Rendezvous
October 20: Nineteenth Annual Pow Wow Honoring The Spirit Of All Cowlitz People
November 3: Fiber Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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