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Teachers are students, too!
Friday, February 5, 2016

Here’s a secret: teachers don’t just give out homework—sometimes they do it, too! In fact, we love learning just as much as we love teaching. That’s why we are hitting the road and heading off to the National K-6 Literacy Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  

 
3D Scavenger Hunt
Monday, January 25, 2016

In second grade, we are always on the hunt for places where math is presented in real life. Currently the children are learning about 3D shapes—cubes, cones, cylinders, spheres, pyramids, prisms and more—and searched to find them in the objects around them.

 
Snow Days
Thursday, January 14, 2016

In first grade, outdoor play is an important part of our day. After a busy morning of academics, the children delight in going outside to our great playground. It might be using the equipment such as the fire truck, tire swing, climbing tower, spiral slide, monkey bars, climbing wall or rings. It could also be a rousing game of tag or having spirited races using a creative obstacle course.

 
Dayle Hodge '97 shares his work with seventh graders
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Our 7th grade students got a glimpse into the cancer-research lab of EFS graduate Dayle Hodge '97, a MD/PhD candidate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.

 
Making Sense of Math
Friday, December 18, 2015

Just like we hope our children have a deeper understanding of the holiday season beyond the treats and presents and parties, we work hard at Elmwood Franklin to instill a deeper understanding of the math our students are doing.

 
Why we teach history
Friday, December 4, 2015

In the education.com article Why Teach History?, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter McDougall asserts that studying history not only encourages intellectual growth but also serves an important civic and moral function.

It so happens that the fourth grade teachers agree with Mr. McDougall! 

 
Third Grade Travel Agents
Friday, November 20, 2015

Learning about each state in a year-long third grade study makes ‘traveling’ around the United States easy, fun, and exciting! As part of our State of the Week project, third grade students become travel agents for a day. After gathering facts through research, students deliver a presentation to their classmates, encouraging them to visit the State of the Week! Presentations always include a visual element that may be in poster, video or keynote format.

 
Why read 20 minutes every day?
Friday, November 13, 2015

In the lives of very busy children and families, it can be hard to find the time to read. Why is it so important?

Reading for 20 minutes helps children learn new information, become better readers, practice reading strategies, build confidence, expand their vocabularies, and become better writers.

 
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