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January News

·         Parent meeting January 20, 2016 at 2:15 in MPR * Cita de padres el 20 de enero 2016 en la cafeteria. ·         Martin Luther King Day – No School on Jan. 18 * Dia de Martin Luther King – No…
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Excitement is building 

    We just love our new blocks! Our new master set of blocks and storage cabinet arrived at the school today. I put it together and they are ready to go. I am very grateful for the support we received via…
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Happy Tech-holidays

Our district is having the first annual tech fair this coming week. It will be held December 16 at Firebaugh High School. More info here: http://www.lynwood.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=385372&type=d&pREC_ID=876211    

Update on our DonorsChoose.org “Block” project

My students need a basic block set to increase the quality of constructive play and an appropriate storage cabinet to help them manage the materials. Every day constructive play is an important part of our TK classroom. We have a…
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Plan it, Build it, Share it: Blocks and TK.

My students need a basic block set to increase the quality of constructive play and an appropriate storage cabinet to help them manage the materials. Please visit my project page at DonorsChoose.org. Thanks! J. Mark Schwanz  

Homework is fun!

In addition to the weekly homework handout page I encourage other activities: Practice your high frequency words.  Also see the practice presentation: Read with others. Sketch, draw, doodle, and write in a journal. Participate in one of our projects. Use…
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A special donor

  The City of Gardena Childcare Program gave us this nice shelf piece recently. They had it in storage and couldn’t use it in one of their centers any longer.  I needed some time to paint it and get it fixed…
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It kind of grows on you.

  Today I wished I had a video camera rolling. We had one of those not-to-be-forgotten teachable moments that every teacher wishes for. I opened the “Plants Grow!” science unit with a whole-class activity. We had a kit similar to…
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Learning fun

The materials from our Donorschoose.org project “Building  a Community of Learners in TK” arrived and are already helping us in a variety of different ways. The family figures are a big hit in our family role-playing center. Students are discussing with each…
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New Google Apps For Education Students Accounts

Attention parents! The district’s new Google Apps for Education student accounts are now available. You can use this account with your son/daughter to stay connected with school and your teachers. It can be an asset to help with homework time and…
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