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Thanks to all of you hard working teachers and staff that make a difference in each childs life. You have helped my son in reading and he is beginning to enjoy it now.
So thanks again. Great website by the way.

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Social Studies in 3rd Grade

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For the month of December, Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Nancy and the third grade class have been studying how different cultures celebrate the season.   First, the class lit a Menorah for Hanukkah.

Since one student lived in Japan for three years and shared her kimono and other trinkets with the class, it was a perfect opportunity to learn about Japan.

These kiddos also traveled to Italy to learn about La Befana.   To celebrate the children made their own pizzas,  cooked them in toaster ovens, and ate them for snack.

I surely don’t remember social studies being so much fun when I was in third grade.


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5th Grade & Michelangelo

In Guided Reading the fifth grade class is reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg.  Set largely in part at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the story is both a mystery and a celebration of art and beauty.  Mrs. Christy thought it only fitting as part of their study to have the students experience painting in the style of Michelangelo and his work on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.   They painted their own “ceilings” on the underside of their desks!

Hey, if you know a fifth grader ask them if their arms got tired.