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Fort Caroline Field Trip


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Purim Fun!

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First Place!

Our class won FIRST PLACE in the Knesset sponsored Tu B’Shevat door decorating contest.  The students brought in a huge variety of recycled objects, divided them into categories, and planned our tree.  It was truly a collaborative effort!

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MakerCon: Tuesday, February 13th!

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TuB’Shevat Field Trip

We went to the Tillie Fowler Regional Park in celebration of TuB’Shevat.  Our day began with a nature hike and views from the observation tower.  Back at the nature center we learned about animals in nature.

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What Book Clubs Look Like

Before beginning our book clubs, we needed to see what a student led book club should look like.  As the students watched a video on a student led book club, ,they filled out the shared Google doc : Our book … Continue reading

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We had a fun time on VIP Day playing Pictionary and working a Thanksgiving word search.  Thank you for spending the morning with us!

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What is Plot?

A plot is a literary term for the main events in a story. It’s also known as the storyline.The plot is created by the story’s author, who arranges actions in a meaningful way to shape the story.  Using an anchor chart, we discussed the … Continue reading

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What are Mixtures?

In Science we learned that in a mixture, different materials are placed together but each material in the mixture keeps its own properties.   You can use the physical properties of a substance to separate it from a mixture.  We separated … Continue reading

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Building a Reading Life

Building a reading life is a fundamental component of our reading curriculum.  Through independent reading time, the students are becoming life-long, confident readers.  Research supports the relationship between the amount of reading done and reading achievement.  Getting their “good fit” … Continue reading

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