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Off the Beaten Path: Kids in the woods

...studying the thorny ginseng plant. My eldest niece, Kiah, is studying jokulhlaup (glacier dam bursts) with her fourth-grade teacher Angie Wright. She can actually pronounce the word correctly, which alone is deserving of an A grade. My youngest...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-16/beaten-path-kids-woods
Outdoors
JSD: Little-known program makes big difference

...forms in the district, both as standalone classes and embedded in everyday lessons. At Riverbend Elementary, two fourth grade teachers and two fifth grade teachers incorporate the AVID model into their lessons. It's the only JSD elementary school...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-11/jsd-little-known-program-makes-big-diff
Local | AK legislature
Youngsters learn to be chess kings, queens

A few years ago, elementary students didn't start class until 9:15 a.m. So Ben Kriegmont, a fourth grade teacher at Gastineau Elementary School, began allowing students into his room to play chess before the first bell.Even...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-17/youngsters-learn-be-chess-kings-queens
Local
Harborview council to formally request additional teacher

...difficult, but here's what the site council sees as best for Harborview,'" said council member and Harborview fourth-grade teacher Tom McKenna.Harborview is dealing with class sizes larger than the approved pupil-to-teacher ratio of 22-to-1...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-20/harborview-council-formally-request-add
Local
Anchorage schools try out healthy meals on kids

...milk or 1 percent white milk.Part of a successful lunch is making sure kids are hungry and ready to eat, says fourth grade teacher Kelly Eagleton. The school recently shifted recess time to before lunch, so kids can work up an appetite.At...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-11-18/anchorage-schools-try-out-healthy-mea
Not For Web
Who's Your Diva?

...look.Three singers who have influenced you throughout your singing career:? Aretha Franklin. Every time my fourth grade teacher was kind enough to play "Respect" during clean up, all cleaning would pause and a mad sing-along would ensue...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-29/whos-your-diva
Art
Tom McKenna, a Juneau teacher, named Teaching Ambassador Fellow

Tom McKenna, a fourth-grade teacher at Harborview Elementary School in Juneau, has been selected as one of eight Teaching Ambassador Fellows nationwide by the U...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-08-25/tom-mckenna-juneau-teacher-named-te
Neighbors
Who's Your Diva? Week 4

...famous or not) who have influenced you throughout your singing career: 1. Aretha Franklin. Every time my fourth grade teacher was kind enough to play "Respect" during clean up, all cleaning would pause and a mad sing-along would ensue...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-08-23/whos-your-diva-week-4
Art
Thank you

...Michelle Kissling (US Fish and Wildlife Serv.), Steve Lewis (ADF&G), and Shirley Campbell. Thanks to the 19 fourth-grade teachers for preparing their students with classroom instruction and for rounding up adult volunteers to accompany their...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052303/nei_ty.shtml
Neighbors
Thank you

...GV); Kim Hansen (RIV); Kathleen Lyden (GAST); and Deb Tillinghast (HBV). Thanks go also to the 16 fourth-grade teachers for preparing their students with classroom instruction, for rounding up adult volunteers to accompany their...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061604/nei_thankyou.shtml
Neighbors

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