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On Elf Patrol with Ellema the Elephant

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On Elf Patrol with Ellema the Elephant

From the Around the Corner Newsletter, Issue 9:           It was the first of December and Ellema the Elephant eagerly dug through her closet. Now that Christmas time had arrived, she needed a special outfit to wear for a very important job. She found some red-and-white polka dot stockings and a green vest.      "Perfect!" she cried. "With my elf hat, I have just what I need to join the Elf Patrol."     Members of the Elf Patrol were on a quest to be sure no one was left out at Christmas. It was their job to...

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A Baxter's Corner Thanksgiving

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A Baxter's Corner Thanksgiving

From the Around the Corner newsletter, Issue 8:           "What does Thanksgiving mean to you?" Mr. Marvin McBoom asked his class.      "It means Christmas is almost here!" exclaimed one of the kids.     "We get to go Christmas shopping right after dinner!" said another.     Mr. McBoom straightened his tie and pushed his glasses up on his nose. "Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all," he said. "It's a day to spend time with the ones I love and a time to be thankful for all the blessings in my life."      "What's a blessing?"...

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Gerome the Giraffe and the Corn Maze

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Gerome the Giraffe and the Corn Maze

From the Around the Corner Newsletter, Issue 7: Dear Diary,     Today was the big Fall Festival in Baxter's Corner. I had so much fun with my friends! There were games, a hayride, and lots of good food. This year there was a new activity -- a giant corn maze.     Because I'm so tall, it wasn't much of a challenge for me. I could see the way out no matter how far into the maze I went. I was able to get through the maze very quickly.     It was more difficult for my shorter friends to find their...

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Oakley the Octopus Likes to Swim

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Oakley the Octopus Likes to Swim

From the Around the Corner Newsletter Issue 6:     I was born in the ocean, so I’ve been swimming for as long as I can remember. At first, I did not like to swim very much. As the youngest child in my family, I could not keep up with my older brothers and sisters. I was always the last one to arrive whenever our family would go to the Dolphin Dive to listen to music, and I would come in last whenever we raced.     I was about to give up. Then my mother told me a secret. Imagine my surprise...

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Mr. Marvin McBoom on How to Help Children Succeed in School

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Mr. Marvin McBoom on How to Help Children Succeed in School

From the Around the Corner Newsletter, Issue 5: As a teacher, this is my favorite time of year! In my classroom, learning is an adventure. We explore new subjects and discover things we did not know before.Children naturally want to learn. However, a focus on grade performance can produce stress and anxiety that might cause them to miss learning. To help your children succeed in school, you can celebrate their accomplishments, help them identify their strengths and encourage them to keep trying when they miss the mark.One suggestion is to have brief One Thing I Learned Today sessions in the car, at...

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