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resources for Adventist schools where three or more grades are taught in one classroom


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    ByDesign NAD Science Multi-grade Cycle Charts and Resources Grade 1-Grade 8
    "The ByDesign program provides resources for the multi-grade teacher. The resources align the topics across grades 1–4 and grades 5–8, allowing a teacher with multi-grade combinations to teach the same topic across grade levels. This is accomplished...

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    Lifeline - A Handbook for Small School Success Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This valuable NAD small school teacher/principal manual includes checklists, ideas, options, important things to do and remember, problem-solving strategies, teaching strategies, and professional development information. The handbook can be downloaded and...

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    SoSmart - NAD Social Studies Management and Resource Tool for Multi-grade Classrooms Grade 1-Grade 8
    "The SoSmart manual is designed to assist the multi-grade teacher in planning and teaching social studies. Four cycles for both lower and upper grades incorporate the North American Division Social Studies Standards and content from the approved social...

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    1A: Shepherd's Search, a Christmas Musical Grade 1-Grade 8
    Each musical in this series tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of different Bible characters with part 1 of each set written for a Christmas/winter program and part 2 of each set written for a Spring/Easter program. Suggestions for music played by a...

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    1B: We Have Found Him, an Easter Musical Grade 1-Grade 8
    Each musical in this series tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of different Bible characters with part 1 of each set written for a Christmas/winter program and part 2 of each set written for a Spring/Easter program. Suggestions for music played by a...

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    2A: The Promised Messiah, a Christmas Musical Grade 1-Grade 8
    Each musical in this series tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of different Bible characters with part 1 of each set written for a Christmas/winter program and part 2 of each set written for a Spring/Easter program. Suggestions for music played by a...

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    2B: Messiah's Legacy, an Easter Musical Grade 1-Grade 8
    Each musical in this series tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of different Bible characters with part 1 of each set written for a Christmas/winter program and part 2 of each set written for a Spring/Easter program. Suggestions for music played by a...

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    3A: Great Controversy, a Christmas Musical Grade 1-Grade 8
    Each musical in this series tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of different Bible characters with part 1 of each set written for a Christmas/winter program and part 2 of each set written for a Spring/Easter program. Suggestions for music played by a...

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    3B: Great Controversy, an Easter Musical Grade 1-Grade 8
    Each musical in this series tells the story of Jesus through the eyes of different Bible characters with part 1 of each set written for a Christmas/winter program and part 2 of each set written for a Spring/Easter program. Suggestions for music played by a...

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    A Comparison of the Academic Achievement in Multigrade and Single-grade Elementary Church-school Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 9
    A quasi-experimental design was used to statistically compare academic achievement among 277 students in single-grade and multigrade classrooms in the Pacific Northwest. Adjustments were made using analysis of covariance to help insure comparable group means....

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    A No-Paper Day Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A multigrade teacher shares how to implement a no-paper day each week. This is a day where students learn but the teacher doesn't have to take home papers to grade for the day. The author shares ideas for how to teach math, reading, Bible, language, spelling,...

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    A Small School Teacher Talks About the Job She Loves Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Sandra Doran interviews Nancy Pinter about her passion for small-school teaching. Having taught in a large school, Pinter decided a small school was a much better environment to connect with students and provide them with individualized education and support....

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    An 18-Hour Day - Which Hat Do I Wear? Teacher or Principal? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Martha Havens examines the complexity and addresses the challenges of educational administrators who hold a teacher-principal role. This article suggests survival skills and management suggestions for simplifying the task.

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    Bigger is not Necessarily Better Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Evidence and research substantiate the many advantages students receive in a multigrade environment, and challenge the philosophy that "bigger is better". Advantages include social development and self-concept; self-concept and work study skills;...

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    Bridges to the Digital Classroom in Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Marc Prensky, in his 2001 article Digital Natives Digital Immigrants, points out what may be the biggest problem we are facing in education: our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling...

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    Bringing Powerful Teaching to the Small School Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Larry Burton shares his experiences in using many instructional strategies in a one-room school. Implementing these strategies can lead to what the author calls "instructional empowerment." Models of Teaching (MOT) strategies discussed include: Synetics;...

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    Choosing a School Is No Small Matter Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Nash advocates for smaller schools, citing research that a mix of ages and abilities provides optimum opportunities for student collaboration and provides a stable, reliable environment. Statistics show that students in smaller schools have stronger academic...

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    Come Together Kindergarten-Tertiary
    A self-proclaimed introvert reflects on his experience attending an education summit, where he appreciated the benefits of collaboration. He goes on to encourage this collaboration among Adventist educators, especially those in small schools. The newly formed...

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    Cooperating for Success - Cooperative Learning Benefits Teachers and Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Cooperative learning can be incorporated in multi-grade settings if several steps are followed. First the teacher must make a commitment to stay with cooperative learning long enough to become proficient at it. Second, go slowly. Third, have someone to whom...

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    Cooperation - The Only Way to Go in Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the special JAE issue on cooperative learning states that multigrade classrooms provide the perfect climate for practicing cooperative learning skills. The author gives suggestions for the different subject areas as well as catchy getting-started...

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    Creating Opportunities for Students in Small Schools to Preach from the Bible Grade 1-Grade 8
    Seventh-day Adventist educators agree that the Bible is an essential part of educating youth. Using resources from Young Disciple Ministry, Harward provides practical suggestions for organizing and implementing an evangelistic series for children and by children,...

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    CUC Ten Reasons Why Small Schools Work Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This brochure outlines ten reasons why small Adventist schools provide quality education. Short paragraphs explain each of the following titles: individualization, flexibility, curriculum, social skills, family atmosphere, parental involvement, academic achievement, leadership, character building, and spiritual growth.

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    Daily Oral Language Option for the Multi-grade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD session discusses how learning requires a brain-compatible environment that is authentic, safe and relevant. This system incorporates teaching the daily oral language target skills within a multi-grade classroom in a relevant, multi-level context,...

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    Educational administrators and computer usage - Leadership styles and computer attitudes in small secondary schools in North America Grade 9-Grade 12
    Problem: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the computer attitudes of educational administrators and teachers, the leadership styles of educational administrators, and computer usage in secondary schools.

    Method:...

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    Effective Teaching in a Multi-grade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation explores teaching strategies in a multi-grade classroom. The presentation also contains research-based findings about multi-grade teaching.

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    Elementary Music - Skype and the Laundry Room Studio Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Christiana Rennard, the teacher in a one-room school in Mississippi, didn’t feel confident teaching music. Carol Swinyar, an experienced music educator, lived 239 miles away. Here are the handouts from their 2012 NAD presentation that emerged as a result...

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    Get on Your Running Shoes! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A multi-grade teacher shares her realization that everyone has more fun if she participates with her small class in PE, rather than watching from the sidelines. This learning together, and from each other, attitude extends to other areas of the classroom as...

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    Globetrotter Correlation Grade 5-Grade 8
    Literature units correlated for small Adventist school use in grades 5-8. Includes materials for multiple intelligences, streamlining curriculum, etc.

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    Graduation Program - Small School Example Grade 8-Grade 12
    A suggested graduation program for small schools to be held as a Sabbath morning commencement, as well as graduation aims, graduation mottos, and a graduation poem.

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    Grouping Students for Reading Instruction Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Ideas for teaching reading more effectively in small schools. Reading instruction provides unusual challenges because students must be taught at a mastery level and provided with enrichment and reinforcement. Suggestions dealing with general group management...

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    Ideas for Organizing a Small Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is excellent if you need to get your small library organized and/or automated. You will find some great ideas on how to do this quickly and easily even if you don’t know how to catalog like a librarian.

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    Informative Writing Lesson Plan for Multi-Grade Classrooms Grade 1-Grade 8 New!!
    Prepared by a small school teacher, this informative writing lesson plan is differentiated across the multi-grade classroom. Included for each grade level are key learning/common core connections, directions, and a rubric.

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    Instructional Practices and Attitudes of Teachers in One and Two Room Schools in the Seventh-day Adventist School System in North America Tertiary
    Problem: This study examines the instructional practices, perceptions, and attitudes of multi-grade teachers in one- and two-room schools in the Seventh-day Adventist educational system.

    Method: The researcher developed a survey and...

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    JAE Editorial: Survival Skills for Multigrade Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Hartlein shares encouragement to teachers in one- and two-room schools.

    Articles in this issue:
    Scholastic Olympics Make Learning Fun
    The...

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    JAE Editorial: The Power of a Small School - Taste It Again for the First Time Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Adventism began its educational system with small schools; Brewer urges us to continue with small schools as an effective way of reaching students. Articles in this issue include the following titles:
    Choosing...

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    K-2 NAD Science and Social Studies Correlation Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Two helpful tables provide a 3-year-cycle theme schedule for K-2, and a 2-year-cycle theme schedule for K-1 science and social studies correlation, aligned to standards for the North American Division Adventist education system.

  • K12 Online School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    K12 offers full-time tuition free online public schooling in many USA states. Full- and part-time registration is also available for private schools. Over 200 courses, including advanced placement and foreign languages, are available for direct purchase as well.

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    Keeping Your Sanity While Creating a Small School Music Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Koch guides small school teachers through the steps to developing a curriculum with strong content and relevant lesson plans utilizing resources listing in the article.

  • Keystone Online Middle and High School Grade 5-Grade 12
    Keystone is a USA national secular online high school and middle school. Traditional subject courses can be paid for individually, making this an option to fulfill electives in a small multi-grade school, as well as for homeschool settings.

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    Lake Union K-2 Program Manual Kindergarten-Grade 2
    A manual outlining the philosophy and criteria for the establishment of a K-2 Seventh-day Adventist program, is accessible online. It includes general Lake Union requirements pertaining to K, 1 and 2, and specific considerations for this combined grouping....

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    Life in a Church School Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Excerpted from the book Growing Up Adventist: A Fond Look Back at the Church That Taught Me Faith, Love, and Laughter, Andy Nash writes of his experiences in a small Seventh-day Adventist School in Detroit, Michigan. Nash’s anecdotes tell of a...

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    Make Mine Math - GO Math and Big Ideas Math K-8 Yearly Plan Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This is a yearly plan of how to teach the GO Math series in a multi-grade setting, while integrating the computer program, IXL. At the end are lesson plans/projects that can be used to introduce GO Math units and are designed to incorporate all students in...

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    Managing and Organizing the Multigrade Classroom Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation on the well-managed classroom is a teacher's dream. See how students can work with you, not against you, to make learning happen. This model works well for all elementary classrooms and uses techniques that are...

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    Managing the Small School - Being Your Own Administrator Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Written specifically for principal/teachers of small schools in the United States, this article defines administration as a coalition between management and leadership, and briefly outlines key areas of concern for small school management: Managing Volunteers;...

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    Math with Mrs. Matiko Grade 1-Grade 4
    Looking for fun math ideas for your multi-grade classroom? Here are six great ways to help your students enjoy math while covering content and staying organized.

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    Memory Verse Audio for Bible Life Series 1: Belonging to His Family Grade 1-Grade 4
    These are memory verse audio recording that match up with the texts in the NAD Bible textbook cycle for Grades 1-4. The theme Series 1: Belonging to His Family is family. It begins with God's family in heaven, moves on to the family in Eden, and continues...

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    Memory Verse Audio for Bible Life Series 2: Exploring His Power Grade 1-Grade 4
    These are memory verse audio recordings that match up with the texts in the NAD Bible textbook cycle for Grades 1-4. This is the second in the NAD Grades 1-4 Bible textbook cycle. The theme of Series 2, Exploring His Power, is the study of God and biblical...

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    Memory Verse Audio for Bible Life Series 3: Accepting His Plan Grade 1-Grade 4
    These are memory verse audio recordings that match up with the texts in the NAD Bible textbook cycle for Grades 1-4. This is the third textbook in the NAD Grade 1-4 cycle. The theme Series 3: Accepting His Plan is the study of God's plan to redeem this world....

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    Memory Verse Audio for Bible Life Series 4: Following His Way Grade 1-Grade 4
    These are memory verse audio recordings that match up with the texts in the NAD Bible textbook cycle for Grades 1-4. This is the fourth textbook in the NAD Grade 1-4 cycle. Designed for Grade 4, Following His Way, deviates from the thematic approach found...

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    Miss Nibbles - Life-skill Lessons Learned from a Classroom Pet Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A classroom bunny teaches elementary students about responsibility, organization, problem solving, and other lessons.

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    Multiple Intelligences in the Small Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the Multiple Intelligences (MI) issue of JAE shows how to apply MI theory in a multi-grade classroom. Small schools usually do not have many resource people, so teachers often have to manage the task of instructing and evaluating students....

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    NAD Small Schools Evaluation Instrument Kindergarten-Grade 9
    One of three components for the evaluation process of small Seventh-day Adventist schools in the North American Division, this handbook provides instruction for Visiting Committee members. Includes the role, function, membership, and responsibilities of members,...

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    Outreach Programs for Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can a multigrade school with few children, limited personnel, and restricted resources carry out a viable outreach program? Advantages to scheduling an outreach program in a small school setting are size, orientation, flexibility, transportation and supervision,...

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    P.R.E.P. (Pathways Resources for Easy Planning) Manual - Multi-grade Classrooms Grade 1-Grade 8
    The resources in this manual are invaluable for teaching Pathways in a multi-grade setting. Find master planning guides, check lists, cycle charts, sample yearly plans and daily schedules, templates, and component support, as well as resources specific to...

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    PE Lesson Plans for Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Looking for an easy-to-use PE program for small schools? Debbie Morgan's elementary physical education lesson plans are specifically designed for small elementary schools with multi-grade classrooms, where budgetary constraints limit facilities and the amount...

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    Presentation on Pathways Resources for Easy Planning - P.R.E.P. Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation on Pathways Resources for Easy Planning (P.R.E.P.) is a multi-grade tool for grades 1-8, prepared to meet the needs of educators teaching more than one grade. While the PREP helps the multi-grade teacher, it may...

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    Releasing the Power of the Equipped Small School Principal Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation describes a platform from which a small school principal can be successful in a rural, urban, small or large school setting. Balance a sound spiritual atmosphere with the caliber of dynamic academic and community...

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    Sing a Song of Special Days - Using Multiple Intelligences with Mixed-age Grouping Preschool-Grade 2
    Spaulding writes of the benefits of using mixed age grouping to help students develop leadership and empathy for others. Integrating Howard Gardner’s Eight Multiple Intelligences with mixed-age grouping, Spaulding provides practical suggestions for “special...

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    Small School English Correlation Guide Grade 1-Grade 8
    The Small Schools English Correlation Guide is designed for use with The Small Schools English Manual. In addition to providing the teacher with an abundance of strategies...

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    Small School English Manual Grade 1-Grade 8
    Developed for multi-grade small schools as a primary source for fast, easy multi-grade unit and weekly planning. Contains materials and activities for teacher-directed presentations and student assignments. Includes set of 35 file folders with organized multi-grade...

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    Small School, Big Dreams Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article shares one teacher's personal experience with collaboration, and how a community was able to turn a small, failing school into a vibrant, technological environment that provided for teaching and learning needs of students and the community. The...

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    Small Schools - How Effective Are the Academics? Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Results of the CognitiveGenesis project show that developmental standard score growth per year is higher in smaller schools. A graph shows specific findings. Other educational research confirms the CognitiveGenesis analysis that multigrade classes, small classes,...

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    Small Schools and Libraries - A Combination for Success Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Libraries provide early positive experiences with reading and consistently support student learning. Through partnerships with public libraries, use of qualified volunteers, and library training for classroom teachers, even small schools can offer students...

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    Teaching Principals in Smaller Primary Schools - Their Issues, Challenges and Concerns Preschool-Grade 8
    "It has often been assumed that the principalship role in smaller primary schools is a 'scaled down' version of a full time primary principalship and that similar leadership and management challenges apply. There is limited recognition of the...

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    The Blessings of Serving on a Small School Board Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Working with school boards in small schools can be a tremendously rewarding experience if one is willing to work with the community, listen carefully, gather support, and appreciate God's blessing. Topics in this article include: School board is like a family;...

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    The Heart of an Adventist Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A Seventh-day Adventist teacher makes a lasting impression on a student, who then decides to become an Adventist teacher herself. Shirley Fuquay writes of her experience as that young girl and her future career of 31 years teaching in Seventh-day Adventist...

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    The Lights of Freedom - Patriotic School Musical Grade 1-Grade 8
    A patriotic program for elementary school which combines singing, recorder, and boomwhacker music. It also includes a PowerPoint presentation, choreography notes, and resource for accompaniment tracks (links...

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    The Unprincipaled Teacher - Being Your Own Administrator Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article suggests some strategies for improving the administrative skills of those who must teach and act as principal at the same time. The Small School Survival Guide, published by the North American Division, offers suggestions about fulfilling...

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    Thematic Management in Small Schools - The Itty Bitty City Grade 1-Grade 8
    A classroom that is managed well creates a learning environment which facilitates positive student interaction, effective engagement in learning, and self-motivation. Using overarching themes in the classroom helps students learn to work together toward common...

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    What Do I Do With All These Books?! Tips for Organizing a Small School Library Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The library at your school desperately needs to be organized, and you’ve been assigned to do the job. Here are some ideas to help get you started. Ideally you would have a trained or paid librarian at your school to do this; however, many Seventh-day...

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    What Shall We Call Him - Multi-Grade Christmas Program Grade 1-Grade 8
    A multi-grade Christmas program based on the various names of Jesus. Includes introduction, list of hymns, full script, separate parts, sheets for memory work, and examples of ornament props used.

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    Worship and Christmas Programs for Small Schools Grade 1-Grade 8
    Two programs for the small multi-grade school. The first is a Christmas program based on Christian carols; the second is a program of favorite scripture verses and testimony sharing.