Learning from Friends
Young scholars read My Friends by Taro Gomi and discuss the many types of friends they have. They share some of the things they have learned from their friends. They draw a picture of themselves learning from a friend.
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Wanted: A Few Good Friends
As you introduce your new first graders to their classroom, consider this activity as a way to discuss rules and expectations. Although the introduction seems to focus more on qualities of a good friend, the instructional activity itself...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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