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    ByDesign Science Multi-grade Cycle Charts and Resources - North American Division 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 North American Division 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...

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    NAD Multigrade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Are you a multigrade teacher looking for all the NAD multigrade resources in one place? This site contains smart resources created to support multigrade teachers and their students as they navigate their complex role in a small school setting." Resources...

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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 Personalized Daily Five - Teaching Small Groups of Math & Language Arts in a Multigrade Classroom Grade 1-Grade 8 New!!
    The presentation and handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session will show you how to implement a personalized Daily Five routine in your multi-grade classroom.

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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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    Adventist Education Videos Preschool-Grade 12
    Browse hundreds of free presentations and webinars on a variety of topics, all provided by the North American Division Office of Education on their Vimeo channel.

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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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    Biography Tea - What to Do with an Idea Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A Google Drive folder contains the presentation from this 2018 NAD convention workshop, as well as various additional resources which will help you "create iconic programs to market your school. Explore how to use your creative ideas to stabilize and...

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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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    ByDesign Science for the Multi-grade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2018 NAD convention workshop was "designed to help teachers in multi-grade classrooms better utilize the By Design Science program and take advantage of the many inquiry science opportunities available in the program that fit well with the multi-grade...

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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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    Computer Security for Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides advice for teachers in small school situations where they are responsible for areas in which they have little expertise. It includes topics such as maintaining physical security, keeping important files safe and away from prying eyes,...

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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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    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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    Educational Leadership Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to leadership resources useful for teachers, principals, and administrators.

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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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    Elementary PE Activities - DVDs and Manual for K-2 Kindergarten-Grade 2
    Looking for an easy-to-use physical education (PE) program for young children? The creative physical activities presented in this DVD set were chosen with elementary classroom teachers, childcare providers, youth leaders, and home-school parents in mind. Children...

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    Fabulous Physical Activities on a Shoestring Budget (K-8) Kindergarten-Grade 8
    See the handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session for "fun, physical activities for elementary students that can be performed with minimal equipment and space requirements and that teachers in small, multi-grade schools can easily implement."

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    Flexible Seating: What, Why and How! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An experienced multi-grade teacher explains how she shifted to a flexible classroom environment, and how you can do the same.

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    Four Easy Skits for the Small School Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Four skits adapted from books titled: All is Well; Caps for Sale; Room for a Little One; Why Didn't You Say So? With a few or repetitive lines, each skit can easily be learned by simply reading them over daily for two to three weeks. They are well suited to...

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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
    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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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Students Worried about the Environment; Judge Upholds Graduation Test for Private School Students; Benefits of Small Schools;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Shopping for Summer Courses; Adventist Virtual Learning Network Conference; Money Math Textbooks; Benefits of Small Schools.

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    K-2 BRIDGE Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 2
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session's presentation covers "an integrated curriculum especially designed for multi-grade K-1 and K-2 teachers." Read how to seamlessly teach both Stepping Stones and Pathways.

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    K-2 Multi-Grade Bridge Kindergarten-Grade 2
    From the Southern Union Conference, "K-2 BRIDGE is an option for K-1 or K-2 multi-grade teachers trying to teach Pathways 1-2 and the new Kindergarten Stepping Stones. Both can be accomplished by teaching one core book using one Daily Lesson Guide. All...

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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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    Making Math Meaningful Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Beverley Bucknor shares many hands-on ideas for teaching math using manipulatives in a multigrade classroom. These include number stories; banking and shopping; sequencing; geoboards; geometry; measurement (using bulletin boards); math labs; and integrating...

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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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    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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    PET 09-01: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' January 2009 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features 9 links to technology resources, including TeacherVision, parent/teacher confereences, one-room schoolhouse resource center, technology in your...

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    Planning for effective organization in Seventh-day Adventist one-teacher schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The main purpose of this study was to investigate the present situation of the one-teacher Seventh-day Adventist school and to make plans for its more efficient organization. This involved two minor problems: 1. the gathering and evaluating of data concerning...

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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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    Rural schools in Guanajuato and San Luis Potosí, Mexico - A Memory Made Into a Story Grade 1-Grade 12
    This study offers a description of rural education in the central and northern states of Mexico in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, obtained through the experiences narrated by the student himself.

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    Science 5-8 Syllabus - Green Valley School Grade 5-Grade 8
    Download and use/adapt this small school Science syllabus for Grades 5-8.

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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, (no longer available for purchase) and Houghton Mifflin English 2001. Topics include: sentence study, paragraph development, writing letters,...

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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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    Social Studies Projects for Cycle 3 Grade 1-Grade 8
    This series of projects is aligned with cycle 3 of the Social Studies curriculum for Adventist small schools in North America. This resource is made up of instructions for students to complete each project. Many projects involve the integration of technology.

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    Southern Union Adoption Addendum to NAD Elementary Textbook List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Locate curriculum resources available through the North American Division Southern Union Conference Office of Education, for curriculum required in this region. This is a supplement to the full NAD...

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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 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 Impact of Use of Mathematics Manipulatives on Attitudes Toward Mathematics Success Among Students in a Multigrade Classroom Grade 7-Lifelong
    Math manipulatives are designed to help students visualize and maneuver math concepts. Many studies have been conducted using manipulatives in a single-grade classroom. The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the impact of a structured manipulatives...

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    The Rural School in Montemorelos Nuevo Leon, Mexico - A Case Study Grade 1-Grade 12
    This paper describes and reflects on the achievements and challenges of rural education in Montemorelos, achieved through observation and the collection of oral data on the situational reality of the teacher, the student, the program and the physical plant...

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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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    Time to Get Off the Island - Small School Collaboration Grade 1-Grade 8
    Reported on at the 2018 NAD convention, the 'Time to Get Off the Island' program brings isolated teachers together via online meetings.

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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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    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.