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We absolutely love the expat life! This unique opportunity to explore and experience the world is an amazing gift, however living overseas can be tough at times. Distance from loved ones, cultural differences, and the lack of convenience and familiarity can all take a hard toll on your heart (and patience levels!). We have found […]

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During the months of August and September my first grade class has been studying Eric Carle. Below are examples of some of our reader response activities. We completed these activities as a part of our daily literacy centers. House for Hermit Crab In A House for Hermit Crab, the hermit crab decides its home is […]

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Our first author (and illustrator) of the month is Eric Carle! His colorful collages are recognized around the world and so fun to look at. Studying his work has allowed us to learn some different art techniques, as well as writing skills. In addition to reading Eric Carle’s stories we have been creating so many […]

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Building number sense is a HUGE focus of first grade. Students must have a solid awareness of how numbers relate to one another (which number is greater or less) as well as how they are ordered (which number comes before, after, between). One very fun way to help first graders build their number sense is […]

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Today we reviewed the letter k in class. Students were asked to make a list of as many “k” words as they could think of. As they thought, they’d occasionally call out words to me, to determine whether they began with c or k. My favorite of the day, “Constipation?”

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