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Happy New Year Kid Scoop Readers! And “Gung Hay Fat Choy” to those of you celebrating the Year of the Dragon and the beginning of the Chinese New Year! We think Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day should be a day ON and not a day OFF. You may have a day off school but this is a great day to join thousands of others in volunteering your time to help someone—a local organization or a neighbor who could use a hand. There’s lots of fun and fascinating facts in this month’s issue. Welcome 2012 with Kid Scoop News.

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You’ve probably seen a parent using a card to pay for groceries, gas or other items. A debit card is one of the ways to spend money you’ve saved.

A debit card takes money directly from your bank account now. What you buy is paid for right away. A credit card allows you to buy something now, and pay for it later. You also can be charged interest – a fee added to the purchase price by the credit card company.

Many people find it more convenient to use a debit card to buy items rather than carrying a lot of cash. But it’s important to remember that with a debit card, you are spending real money. You can’t spend more than you have in your bank account. 0 $10.0 5 8.9

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When you use a debit card, you also enter your secret code, called a PIN. Cross out the word PIN every time you see it below. The leftover letters tell you what PIN stands for.

If you had $100 to spend, how many of these sweaters could you buy?

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The noun debit means a payment made or owed.

Standards Link: Number Sense: Calculate sums using money.

Mrs. Vargas paid for her groceries using a debit card.

Try to use the word debit in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family members. KID’S MAGAZINE — JANUARY 2012 — PAGE 3

Unscramble the letters to find out what the words HIPPOS and POTAMUS mean in Greek.

Unscramble the letters to find out what MZEE means in Swahili.

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FRIENDSHIP TSUNAMI HALLER MZEE TORTOISE CORAL SHORE OWEN SOBIEN CROUCH RESCUE TRAIT DRAPE BABY REEF

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770-887-0756 433 Canton Highway • Suite 312 Cumming, Georgia 30040 KID’S MAGAZINE — JANUARY 2012 — PAGE 5

O is for Ostrich o is for ostrich

Do you know your short o sound? Which words have the sound o makes in the words otter and sock? Color them blue. Color the other pictures green.

Learning Buddies: Read the two phrases aloud. Have your child read with you. Trace the uppercase and lowercase letter O. Say the letter as you trace it.

How many words or pictures can you find on this page that have the sound that the letter O makes in the word ostrich?

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O is for the ostrich, A wise-looking bird, But Olga remembered The tales she had heard.

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Learning Buddies: Trace and say the number. Read the questions. Touch and count to find the answers.

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When people visit China, some are surprised to find that there are no fortune cookies. That’s because fortune cookies were invented in ’s Chinatown! Many years ago, a Chinese New Year tradition gave one Chinatown restaurant owner an idea. Each New Year, people in Chinatown write greetings, blessings and sayings on long pieces of red and hang these near their doors. He wrote these on little pieces of paper and folded cookies around them for a crispy dessert treat.

Voted 2010 & 2011 “Best Studio in Cumming’’ by a recent local publication Look at the fortunes to find the missing words.

Standards Link: Social Science: Students compare everyday life in different times and places.

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Mrs. Vargas budgeted $25 for groceries this evening. Find the path that allows her to stay within her budget.

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Standards Links: Number Sense: Calculate sums using money.

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Who cares about the weather? Why is the weather report important to different people?

Tell why each of the following people care about the weather: Farmer: ________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Astronaut: ______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

Find an article or picture in the newspaper of a person who cares about the weather. Tell why this person cares.

Teacher: ________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Fireman: ________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

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It’s a New Year Stay Healthy: Make your yearly health check appointment today!

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Daily Physical Activity: The Foundation for a Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Getting Your Family Active

Make a Difference 101, Community Service by Sande Hart and Dosia Bell This is a great book for any student to use as a resource for taking part in or taking on community service projects that make a difference. Complete with time lines, goal setting, scripts and letters, it provides a step-by-step approach to encourage and guide young people to be involved and become contributing citizens of the world.

Global Network kidscanmakeadifference.org KIDS is a program of iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), the world's largest non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world.

Volunteer Opportunities ysa.org YSA is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities, ages 5-25, to serve locally, nationally, and globally.

A Day On mlkday.org The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service embodies many of the shining principles that guided Dr. King’s life. This is a reminder of why people should serve, how they can do it, project tips, toolkits, resources, partners, and news. They refer to the holiday in his memory as “A day ON, not a day OFF.”

By: Kim Coleman, Owner - Primrose School of Cumming East kimcoleman@primrosecummingeast.com Experts suggest that young children need to accumulate at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of physical activity every day. Unfortunately, many children are not nearly as active as they need to be. It is clear that along with poor diet, physical inactivity has contributed to a large increase in childhood obesity in the United States in the past 20 years. The following statistics are unsettling: • Between 16 and 33 percent of children and adolescents are obese nationwide. (Source: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) • The percentage of obese or overweight children is at or above 30 percent in 30 states. (Source: Trust for America's Health) Dr. Stephen Sanders, author, professor, and director of the School of Physical Education and Exercise Science at the University of South Florida is a member of the Primrose Schools Education Advisory Board. He says that children do not necessarily learn physical skills on their own. He has found they need guidance and assistance from adults, challenging activities, and opportunities to practice and refine physical skills. “The amount of time children spend daily in physical activity is decreasing, and it will take a determined effort from parents to reverse this trend.” Find appropriate, safe spaces for quality physical activity: Provide safe spaces inside and outside for your child to be active. Ensure the availability of age-appropriate supplies: Being physically active is like learning to read, write, or do math problems in that each requires proper materials or equipment. • Provide abundant supplies of balls, hoops, hockey sticks, bats, paddles, racquets, musical instruments, jump ropes, etc. They need balls of all sizes, shapes, and weights such as beanbags, sock balls, and rubber balls. • Equipment should be soft, lightweight, and made for children. Be active with your children: Don’t just send your children outside to play--be a role model! Go outside with them and participate in games and other activities that require physical exertion! • Use sidewalk chalk to create your own four-square or hopscotch grids; blow bubbles, then chase them around the yard to see who can catch them; go on a walk around the neighborhood or through a park as a family; play music and dance inside or outside; and when the weather is nice put on your bathing suits and run through the sprinklers. • Promote a feeling of success when you play with your child. If your child is not yet able to successfully throw and hit a target, encourage them to move a little closer so they can be successful. Skills are acquired incrementally. Children who do not experience some success have a tendency to quit and not practice. • Acknowledge their efforts with specific comments. No matter what your child’s skill level is, be a supportive coach. They will benefit from your encouragement.

Primrose School of Cumming East 1245 Sanders Road (Adjacent to Marketplace Square) Cumming, GA 30041 • 770 889 9900 www.primrosecummingeast.com Primrose School of Cumming East is a SACS/CASI Accredited School with childcare options KID’S MAGAZINE — JANUARY 2012 — PAGE 11

$2,500 Tax Credit through SSO Low Teacher - Child Ratios for Individualized Curriculum Baby Yoga and Sign Language Experienced, Certified and Degreed Teachers Freshly cooked nutritious meals low in sugar, high in fiber and whole wheat, prepared by our on-site Nutritionist Specialist Tuition Assistance Available

3 Campus Locations Windermere Campus

Midway Campus

McFarland Campus

4410 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, GA 30041

5415 Campground Rd. Cumming, GA 30040

6140 Alpharetta Highway Alpharetta, GA 30004

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770.777.2811

770.777.6771

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