Category Archives: General Curriculum

Open the Windows

Personal growth is very important to me. I follow the usual routes: reading, attending conferences, visiting other schools, experimenting. This year I realized there is one other hugely important source- right in front of me. An influx of new teachers … Continue reading

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Raging Rivers!

In January I posted Intergrate and Collaborate – a piece about a special annual thematic unit at our school. This year the faculty decided on Rivers Around the World. All of our K-4 teachers planned the unit together and then executed … Continue reading

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Integrate and Collaborate

We all know the advantages of collaborating and integrating in the elementary school. How can we fight a schedule and building that does not allow for connections to be naturally made? Our Social Studies curriculum is left open for April … Continue reading

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As I read blogs, tweets, articles, newspapers, and books, I realize that I am collecting ideas, nurturing them, spreading them, and then often guarding them.  I have to take those seeds, decide which ones I can grow, and most importantly how … Continue reading

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