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Lincoln’s legacy

A good friend and fellow church overseer, Regan Read, highlighted these words from Lincoln’s second inaugural address in a cameo yesterday: With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right as God gives us to see…
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Learning fun

The materials from our 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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Encouraging family letters

Who likes to get mail? I do! I always have. I remember when I was in college and my father wrote me a letter a week. That is every week for four years! I wasn’t as good as a writer…
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Family study center

I am just in the beginning stages of setup for our new family study center for social studies. We will have an engaging space to learn about families. Some of the areas of inquiry include: Who is in my family?…
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Make a 3D shape 

Around the town Hello TK families. During the next few weeks we will be engaged in a special study of solid shapes. Students will be learning about 3 dimensional (3D) shapes like: sphere, cube, rectangular prism, pyramid, and cone. We are…
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Famous Americans

This special unit in Social Studies looks at some of our most famous Americans.   COMMON CORE STANDARDS ELACC1W8: ELACC1W8: ELACC1W8: ELACC1W8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from  experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer…
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Family Collage | Collage de familia

Our Unit in Families for ELD is ending.  Our students will be required to complete a project to show the dynamics of their family in comparison to those we have been reading about.  We understand that families are a very…
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Our flag flies high

This week is our last week of class before Summer Recess. We have a special unit on our US Symbols. What do you know about our flag? Here’s an old but interesting book on the flag called The Little Book…
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Map Masters

Map Making Standards I can demonstrate map skills by describing the absolute and relative locations of people, places, and environments. 1. Locate on a simple letter-number grid system the specific locations and geographic features in their neighborhood or community (e.g.,…
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