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  • Published
    June 13, 2013

    Wildlife Encounters brings critters, science to South School

    Children at the South School in Rockland learned about conservation, wildlife and science June 6 thanks to a visit from Derek Small of Wildlife Encounters and friends both furry and scaly. The Rochester, N.H.-based organization visits schools to teach students how to be respectful of wild animals. Among the creatures he brought to visit was a white chinchilla from the Andes Mountains of Chile. The rodents live at ...

  • Published
    June 13, 2013

    A day in the life of a third-grader

    A boy wearing a plush hat in the shape of a hot dog stands at the front of the classroom, pen in hand, considering how he will attack a multiplication problem. Third-grade teacher Aubray Landry will take the 19 students through two methods of solving the problem. Neither are the "traditional" problem-solving strategy taught to their parents, but both work to get the same answer. "My grandmother taught me a ...

  • Published
    June 13, 2013

    What I learned in third grade

    “Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” — Robert Fulghum, 'All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten' Robert Fulghum had a point in his essay, 'All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.' After spending an entire day in the third grade last week, I learned lessons any adult could benefit ...

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