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First Graders Learn About the U.K

This year students in first grade will be learning about countries “across the pond” in the United Kingdom! The United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the UK, is comprised of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Teachers have used technology, story books, and websites such as CultureGram Kids Online to expose their students to these different cultures. However, we will also have the benefit of learning first hand from a native of England, our school’s new VIF (Visiting International Faculty) member, Janette Hammerton. Miss Hammerton joined the first grade team this year and has helped give the team some valuable resources for teachers to use with students. We look forward to learning about the four countries of the UK this year and would love to have parents share any of their experiences or personal souvenirs and photographs, as well!

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

 Did you know that over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year? (www.dosomething.org) October is National Bullying Prevention month. Throughout the school students are learning how to stand up to bullies and put a stop to bullying.
Students in 4th grade have completed a variety of activities to learn about how their words and actions affect others. Students have read a variety of books including Each Kindness, Oliver Button is a Sissy, Do Unto Otters, and Juice Box Bully. After reading each book students identified the theme and discussed ways they could apply the theme to their lives. Students were inspired by these books to always include their classmates, not judge others, and to treat others the way they want to be treated.

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