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Thanksgiving Party!

For the final meeting of each Let’s Read session, we organize a big group activity such as a field trip or party. It is an opportunity to reward the students for their diligent reading throughout the season. This time, we threw a fun-filled party complete with board games, Thanksgiving-themed activities, and food. We played old favorites […]

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Flip That Sheet!

Today, we were joined by a fantastic group of volunteers from the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at the University of Southern California.  (Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-ed service fraternity.)  During the group activity, students talked about Teamwork.  They discussed how cooperation, communication, and appreciation are all important when working together to […]

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Pin That Country!

For today’s group activity, students learned about foreign countries.  To determine which country they would research, they were blindfolded and asked to place a pin on a map. Countries they selected included China, Mexico, Angola, Uzbekistan, Iceland, Morocco, Yemen, and Argentina. They then worked with their tutors, using encyclopedias and iPhones, to gather information. They […]

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