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Classifying Animals

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 3, Lesson 3: Classifying Animals Today we actually learned the 6 major groups of animals: fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. We cut the animal cards from the Student book and organized them into their...

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MusicTime Piano Recital

MusicTime End of Semester Piano Recital A lovely evening listening to AA play some short sweet songs in his second recital this semester.   A big thank you to University of Miami MusicTime's Ms Alaina and Ms Sarah for getting the kids to look forward to the recital...

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Animal Structure

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 3, Lesson 2: Animal Structure Today we learned how animals are designed to fit the environment where they live. We studied the different body coverings groups of animals have. Each with their own texture, pattern, colors...

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Living and Non Living

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 3, Lesson 1: Living and Non Living Today we learned about the living and non living things that form our community. We went through the house, inside and outside, to collect or pinpoint things that are living and non...

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Community Citizens Mobile

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 2, Final Project: Community Citizens Mobile This was a fun a fairly quick project. AA had a great time writing about himself, the flag, an inventor --he chose Thomas Edison--, and a leader --he chose his father--   AA took...

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Living in America

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 2, Lesson 4:  Living in America Today we learned about life in America. We revisited the American flag, and learned about the meaning of each of the symbols in it. We studied flag shapes and went over the entire collection...

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Diversity in the Community

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 2, Lesson 3: Diversity in the Community Today we learned the people that make up a community can have differences and similarities. We reviewed the fact that the United States of America is made up of people that have...

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Decisions and Consequences

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 2, Lesson 2: A Good Citizen Today we went over cause and effect concepts. We reviewed actions and consequences again in a little more detail than we had done previously (in Unit 1, lesson 12). We role played different...

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A Good Citizen

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 2, Lesson 1: A Good Citizen Today we learned what it means to be a responsible, caring, honest citizen who lives and helps his community. We read the story "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and reflected on why it is important to...

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Final Project: Community Brochure

Moving Beyond the Page 6-8 – Concept 1, Unit 1, Final Project: Community Brochure We decided to use Pages, the Mac's word processor to create the final project. It was a good opportunity to practice technological and writing skills while allowing us to play with our...

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