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Delaware Elementary Learns about Animals and Kindness

Delaware Elementary 4 th graders have been learning about kindness with the help of the CritterKin book series and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Teachers Jennifer Houlette, Kendra Carlson, and Julie Campbell coordinated Google Hangouts (a type of video chat) with CritterKin author Jena Ball throughout the fall as the classes read Lead with Your Heart: A CritterKin Tale . Ms. Houlette knew she wanted to focus on kindness this . . . read more

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Students gathered ingredients and put them into bags.

Ice Cream and Literacy: Mitchellville 1st Graders Learn in a Fun Way

November 7 wasn’t a hot day at Mitchellville Elementary, but that didn’t stop Ms. Amy Twohey’s 1 st graders from making homemade ice cream. The students gathered in the cafeteria where parent volunteers and Ms. Twohey had set up the ingredients. The students approached the ingredient table in small groups to make . . . read more

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Jim Bell shares his challenges and successes with students.

Former NFL Player Shares Positive Message with Students

The mission of Southeast Polk Junior High is to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment that promotes positive social, emotional, and intellectual growth of all students to establish them as life-long learners, and productive citizens of good character. That mission was clear in the message of Mr. Jim Bell, a former NFL player who . . . read more

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