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Activist Art

In preparation for their High Museum field trip, our 5th graders engaged with a variety of activist artwork created to fight for social justice.

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

5th Grade: Experiencing Ellis Island

Our 5th grade recently recreated the experiences of immigrants who came through Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century.

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mock Election 2016

And the winner is….

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Remembering September 11, 2001

Today is September 11, Patriot Day, and eleven years since two planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. That day eleven years ago, I was a … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

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