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2nd grade odes to common things, inspired by Pablo Neruda

2nd grade students read the picture book biography Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People, then examined snippets of poems from his book Odes to Common Things, and finally wrote their own odes to common things using a variety of household objects.

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

4th Grade Revolutionary Biographies – Timelines and Bio Cubes!

Our crafty, tech-savvy students created two different products to show off their knowledge about historical figures from the Revolutionary War.

March 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

How can we make the world a better place? Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013

Take a look at your hands.

If you ball them up into a fist, what can you do with them?

Not a lot. Punch something, get in a fight…maybe fist-bump a friend.

Now open them. What can you do now?

A high five. A handshake. A hug. A friendly wave. A helping hand for someone who needs it.

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Honoring our Veterans

Today, November 11th, is Veterans Day, a national holiday honoring those who have served and are still serving in all branches of the United States Armed Forces. During class library … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

4th grade social studies: Sailing in the ships of explorers

Dear readers, you may have noticed I haven’t said much about our 4th graders lately. It’s not because they haven’t been visiting the library. They have. It’s just that they’ve … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 6 Comments

5th grade social studies: One president, two picture book biographies, and the concept of theme

Read-alouds with 5th graders are a gift. There are so many facts and skills and concepts 5th graders are expected to understand that it’s easy for weeks to go by … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

2nd grade social studies: Making connections to Appalachian history

Our second grade classes recently spent some time learning about regions of Georgia in social studies. One major theme that students discuss is the idea that people’s lives and experiences … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

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