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Write with Your Senses

Inspired by one of his favorite authors, Tomie dePaola, Mr. Horell recently encouraged his 2-4 Team students to “write with your senses.”

Mr. Horell asked students to think about their favorite food, and then list five sensory words to describe it. The next step: using the five sensory word, write a short poem about that food.

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I Do, We Do, You Do Math

Ms. Foster’s 2-4 Team math students have been learning how to subtract using Touch Math and “I Do, We Do, You Do” — an evidence-based teaching model.

In a typical math class, Ms. Foster begins by modeling the lesson for the day – in this case, subtracting by the number “6.” While the students watch and listen, Ms. Foster says the top number out loud and then, by touching the dots on the “6,” counts backwards to get the answer.

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I Have a Dream

“I have a dream.”

More than 50 years later, this statement continues to inspire even those not old enough to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s historic speech.

Mrs. Naveh’s 4-6 Team social studies students have been exploring the life and the message of Dr. King, and considering their own “dream” for their world.

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