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Off the Beaten Path: Kids in the woods

...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
My Turn: Do you know your double negatives?

...not they're meeting grade-level expectations. As a fifth-grade teacher, I find the SBA tests to be very little more than a vocabulary...representatives ignore their constituents.? Adam Berkey is a fifth-grade teacher in Juneau.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-27/my-turn
Opinion
JSD: Little-known program makes big difference

...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 that participates...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-11/jsd-little-known-program-makes-big-diff
Local | AK legislature
Kodiak will use robots to enhance virtual learning

...laptop, one robot can do something that an airplane ticket can't do," McDonald said.Margaret Coons, a third-grade teacher at Main Elementary School, has used the robot in her class while working with a reading comprehension trainer in California...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-27/kodiak-will-use-robots-enhance-virtual-
State
Students lend voices to Arctic Winter Games theme

...to give the games a voice.John Kohler, a longtime Fairbanks resident, and his friend Heath Robertson, a sixth-grade teacher at Denali, crafted the song that will play this spring as the theme for one of the world' biggest amateur athletic...

http://juneauempire.com/weston-morrow/2014-02-02/students-lend-voices-arctic-win
Neighbors
'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...fighting to get heroin off the streets. The idea for the forums came not from police but rather from Pap, a third-grade teacher whose youngest son died of a heroin overdose.Tanner graduated from high school with honors. In the fall of 2012...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/were-all-paying-heroin-spreads-misery-u
State
District sticks with teacher cuts

...said. "But it really sounds like curriculum is the way we need to be moving."Auke Bay Elementary School second-grade teacher Allison Smith said she had just been given samples of the three curricula in late January and was asked to try them...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-13/district-sticks-teacher-cuts
Local
JSD wants input on language lessons

...curricula at a mid-February meeting.At the final budget committee meeting Feb. 25, Auke Bay Elementary second-grade teacher Allison Smith spoke against purchasing a new language arts curriculum. Pupil-teacher ratio, or PTR, could suffer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-06/jsd-wants-input-language-lessons
Local
Bringing history to life with a tap

...about two to three minutes.JoAnn Jones, a fifth-grade teacher at the school, organizes the annual wax museum, which...were interested in.Jones said she and other fifth-grade teachers over the years have made it a point to encourage students...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-23/bringing-history-life-tap
Neighbors
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 though...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-17/youngsters-learn-be-chess-kings-queens
Local

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