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Volume 4 Number 2

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    Juanita McFadden's First Grade,
    Four Blocks Classroom

    I am a first grade teacher at Higgins Elementary School in the North Lamar ISD in Paris, Texas. This is my eleventh year in teaching and my second year of 4 Blocks.

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    This is what I call the "living room". We meet here for math, reading, writing, and any other type of group activity. During SSR, the students love to get the pillows out and read on the floor.

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    This is a picture of our first grade Word Wall, computers, and overhead projector. I do a lot of writing and math reinforcement at the overhead. The kids love the overhead!

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    The horseshoe table is where I work with individual students or small groups.

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    The water fountain and storage areas are located at the back corner of the room. I am hoping to have a science center here eventually.

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    I call this the "kitchen". We meet here for calendar, graphing, and more reading on the floor. The idea for the writing table came from Debbie Miller's book Reading with Meaning. I took the tall legs out of two trapezoid tables and put them together.

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