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Monday, January 2, 2017

Starting Our Goldfinch Award Activities

With the change in the voting deadline for the Iowa Goldfinch Award (votes are now due by March 1), we began our Goldfinch work just ahead of the holiday break. Among our first books to read were Red: A Crayon's Story and If You Plant a Seed.

With both stories we talked about how our words and actions can have different effects on our friends and classmates--and kind words and actions are the things we ourselves like to hear and should probably use more often.

During check-out, students worked on a handout related to both stories, and they also recorded their thoughts about how we can show kindness to one another. Some of their ideas are below:

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