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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

Poetry!

To celebrate National Poetry Month in April and prepare for our annual Poetry Picnic, we’ve been writing a LOT of poems in the library! Visit this post for a link to our digital showcase.

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Giving Thanks

I love this activity not only because it shows how gratitude is expressed in the Iroquois culture, but also because it emphasizes that we can all be grateful for so many things–not just on Thanksgiving, but every day.

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Exploring Text Structure with 5th Grade

Determining text structure is a great comprehension strategy! Figuring out how information in a text is organized can help you understand it–because you’ll think not just about the ideas, but also the relationships between them.

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

I-PICK Book Tasting

For this activity, 2nd grade students practiced choosing good-fit books using the I-PICK strategy and the 5-finger rule.

September 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

4th Grade Riddle Poems by Ms. Carrithers’ Class

Ms. Carrithers’ 4th grade class combined figurative language and well-crafted clues to write these fun riddle poems!

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

It’s not a box! (And it’s definitely not JUST a book, either.)

The poems in this post will make you want to sit in a box and read a book. (Or sit in a rocket ship and enjoy a magical adventure!)

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Goodbye 1st Grade, Hello 2nd! – 1st grade poems inspired by Judith Viorst

What have our 1st graders been learning? Read their “Goodbye, First Grade – Hello, Second!” poems to find out.

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

If We Were in Charge of the World, by 2nd and 4th Grades

What would the world be like if 2nd and 4th graders were in charge? Read our class poems to find out!

May 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shape Poems by PreK and Kindergarten

Our PreK and Kindergarten classes explored a variety of shape poem examples before creating their own collaborative concrete poems using Tagxedo!

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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