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Harlem Journals Sunjata December 8, 2013 at 08:55 pm
If parents have to supplement teaches, why send children to school? For some parents who work, it isRead More impossible to incorporate the Common Core into everyday living experiences.
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Pattie Griffin November 11, 2013 at 01:26 pm
Please Don’t Protest! I am a teacher in NC, who teaches at a school now in its 2nd year ofRead More using Common Core. #1. It is true that teachers have a vast amount of resources locally and nationally, this has been very helpful. #2. The Standards are the same, but there is flexibility in teaching curriculum. #3. NC is one of a few states that have A+ Schools that means Academics plus the Arts. We have found that Common Core and A+ are a good marriage, in that drawing, acting, dancing and singing to learn, help make it fun, interesting and memorable for students and teachers. In our classrooms and for our four PTAs each year, we look at how we can show what we are learning through the Arts. It is a process of learning, children begin learning for a PTA presentation in their Art, Dance, Drama and Music Classes, classroom teachers support the learning and practice. Even students not in the presentation, learn songs, dances and create art. As formal practices shape up, students not in the presentation, help with scenery and props. At Mary McArthur A+ School in Cumberland County, All Means All. All children have something to contribute; the collaboration of teachers and artists has been a vital part of the school structure all of my 10 years there. However, Mary McArthur has been an A+ school since 1995. We would like to remain a School of Choice, so that families who don't live in our neighborhood can bring their children to our school. In June of 2013, we lost funding for a Drama teacher; we are working to get that position reinstated. Next PTA date is December 10th, 7pm, come on over and check us out!