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This Month in Nita’s Class: Partial Sums

Your second grader is learning a method of adding numbers that is probably totally
unfamiliar to you. You are not alone; parents around the country are wondering
what this new method of “Partial Sums” is all about! There’s really nothing all that
new or tricky about partial sums.

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Raising Readers: The Importance of Early Childhood Literacy

Numerous studies show that children who read for pleasure tend to perform better academically. Reading also fosters creativity and improves communication skills, which of course play a vital role in social interaction and career success. At The School in Rose Valley,...

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What Is Progressive Education?

Countless early childhood education studies promote the long-range benefits of exposing young children to basic concepts in literacy, math, and to peer interactions. As our understanding of early learning has evolved, we have come to know that a progressive curriculum...

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Stay Alert: Construction in Progress

Every Wednesday after Sing our Youngest Group (YG) runs to a predetermined meeting spot along the way to their classroom. Here their teachers greet them, count heads and send them along to the next locale. Meet me at the tree stump … excellent! … meet me at the horse...

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Not Your Average Class Potluck

By: O’Brien Wolff On Sunday, October 8, Middle Circle families gathered in Grace to join in the annual classroom tradition of a communal potluck. Yes of course, there was a delicious spread with homemade dishes and local eats. Aromas of freshly-baked muffins, savory...

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How to Muck the Sheep Pen

Learning and Experiencing Community Traditions “Pass the pitchfork!” a student calls from inside the pen; standing with a smile, as beads of sweat begin to collect under their headband. The pen itself isn’t very big so, while waiting to get the tool, they’ve got their...

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The Magic of Jumping Right In

By Catalina Ríos There are many effective strategies for learning a new language and the children at SRV model their love of language learning artfully. They are not “students” of Spanish but rather are actively “speakers” of Spanish. The magic is in jumping right in...

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