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12/08/2015 - 3rd Grade News

When I asked a third grader what they were excited about in 3rd grade, they told me, “This year we get Math textbooks!” and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with their response.  

Everyday, 3rd Graders start out with 100 math facts. This repetition insures a solid Math foundation, which lessens Math anxiety. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are the cornerstones of every Math student’s career. This comes as no surprise to athletes and musicians who can..

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12/07/2015 - Preschool-3rd Grade Spanish

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12/07/2015 - 6th-8th Grade Language Arts

In a last-ditch effort to convince their teacher that pop culture hasn’t entirely ruined the word “epic,” East Lake 7th graders penned their own original epic similes patterned after the classical models found in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey.

The class studied examples of the epic simile in context and analyzed its “As a, Thus b” structure to see how it creates an impression of tension and release. After sharing their initial ideas in class, students came to see that the epic s..

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