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Lauren Gould
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World Read Aloud Day
Mrs. Breeze, our guest reader, reads aloud to us from Fish In A Tree , by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Today was World Read Aloud Day .  To celebrate, we had a guest reader, our district literacy coordinator, Jen Breeze, read to us from our read aloud book, Fish in ...

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World Read Aloud Day
"Every year on the first Wednesday of March, World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories." ~LitWorld This upcoming Wednesday, March 4th is World Read Aloud Day .  To celebrate, we've invited a guest rea...

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Book Browse
Today, we went to the library for a book browse.  Our Librarian, Mrs. Neal, put together tables of books that were rated the Best Books of 2014.  Students spent 4 minutes at each table, previewing, and looking through books.  After looking at the books and ...

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Warlords Wrap Up
The Revolution In Social Studies 9, students ended our Warlords unit with a non-violent protest, that resulted in a government coup.  A group of insurgents organized a demonstration, in which students surrounded Empress Lau and chanted, "Empress Lau must Go...

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Class Read-In
After reading a blog pos t by Pernille Ripp about adding fun back into our classroom last week, I stopped and asked the class, what are we looking forward to this week? That's when we came up with the Read-In.   Last Friday, we set aside the entire class pe...

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War Lords of Japan
We are in the midst of War Lords of Japan: A Simulation of Shogun History of Feudal Japan .  During this simulation, students join one of five Samurai clans.  The clans are competing with the ultimate goal of taking of Japan and becoming Shogun, the ultimat...

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Our After-Lunch Read Aloud: The Fourteenth Goldfish
After lunch each day, we do a read aloud.  This is different from our ELA read aloud.  It's a little more informal.  Students come in, sit down, and we enjoy a little bit of a story together before they head off to their afternoon classes. Yesterday, we fin...

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Look What We're Reading!
Since the best book recommendations come from each other, we've created a space in our classroom to share what we're reading!  I've had my current reading and writing projects up on the board since the beginning of the year, and now it was the students' tur...

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Geographer Skype
The class gathers on the carpet to Skype with Ms. Raimann Yesterday and today, we had our geographer Skype!  We Skyped with Margaret Raimann , a geographer and cartographer from XNR Productions .   To prep for the Skype, students looked through Margaret's p...

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Rett Syndrome Awareness Day
The class gathers around Mackenzie.  We are dressed in purple to support Rett Syndrome Awareness Day! The month of October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.  Here at IMMS, we celebreated Rett Syndrome Awareness Day.  In ARRE time, every class across the sch...
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