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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 12:43 PM
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Beware the fury of a first grader scorched.

For a class of first graders at Public School 1 in Manhattan, this weeks heat wave was a lesson in what it means to be a have-not. Their peers across the hall had air-conditioning; they did not.

So when it came time to practice writing persuasive essays, the students in Karin Mas class had an obvious injustice in mind (their sweaty brows, dampened spirits) and an equally clear target (their principal, Amy Hom).

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/its-hot-an...
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 12:53 PM
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1. But they can spend a billion dollars on consultants
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 06:10 PM
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2. K&R Love it!
Forgive the use of the tired old phrase "teachable moment," but this lesson is a great example of it!

I wonder if we had our students do this assignment, we might persuade our board that we are melting in the 90+ degree heat here in PA!

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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 06:29 PM
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3. DEFINITELY a teachable moment, femmo!
Loved it, had to share, and thinking of those kids!
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 10:56 PM
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4. Thanks for this post, elleng!
Great to read a story of classrooms and teachers being awesome and successful!!!

And cute kids!!!

:hi:
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 11:07 PM
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5. Yes, and the oldest school in NYC!
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