One of our spelling words last week was "earthquake", this was great because it was a nice way to start a conversation about the recent tragedy. My second graders knew a great deal more about the event than I thought they would. These ideas will be helpful, thank you for keeping current events part of your teaching ideas. It brings real life into the classroom.
Thanks for sharing a great tip. I think you bring up a great point: children know more than sometimes we're willing to admit! What a great way to start a conversation with the entire class.
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