Mr. Harry’s Kindergarten

Harry’s Kindergarten is a wonderful YouTube channel that provides educational videos to teach the basics of kindergarten. Our kindergarten teachers are currently using Mr. Harry’s channel to teach counting to 100. To check out all of his videos click here. Mr. McClung

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Christmas With The Hogs

We had a very special visit today as the members and coaches of the Arkansas Razorback baseball team stopped by to help us celebrate the holidays. Over the past few weeks these young men worked to raise money to buy gifts for 4 very lucky children…it’s also worth noting that they then wrapped and presented…

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Numbered Heads Together

One of our major professional development focuses for our school this year is to increase the amount of cooperative strategies that we use in the classroom. The focus is on increasing student engagement by reducing the amount of teacher talk and replacing it with guided practice that the students perform. We have been focusing on…

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Gameday with The Razorbacks

Today our 3-5 graders visited Bud Walton Arena to watch the women’s Razorback team play Jackson State. The visit was apart of the Sweat Hog program that our school participates in. Sweats Hogs is an organization that brings student athletes from the University of Arkansas to speak in our public schools about the importance of…

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KNWA’s Brightest Classroom

On Wednesday, our very own Ms. Bley received a $500 check from the our local news station KNWA and General Electric. Ms. Bley has submitted a project that she and her students did last year called “Energy Rocks”. This video focused on ways that students could conserve energy. This year she will be using the…

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Election Day

Finally the day has come. Although I do complain about politics during the election season, I do enjoy the election itself and the teaching moments that it can provide in education…that’s the social studies teacher in me. Here at Leverett we have used this opportunity to introduce some election themed lessons/activities. The image above was…

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Wrapping Up The First Quarter

This last week marked the end to our first quarter of school…and it was quite a busy one at that. We started out on Monday by having visitors from the first department come to our school to discuss fire safety awareness month. Student get a chance to get up close with a fire truck and…

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The Next Big Thing

One thing that I have learned in the short time that I have been an administrator is that there is always the “next big thing” on the horizon. Educators are always looking for the next program or resource that is going to make a meaningful impact on their students, and on the flip side, there…

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Sweat Hogs

Yesterday morning athletes from the University of Arkansas stopped by Leverett as apart of the Sweat Hog program. Sweat Hogs is a program in which student athletes work with local schools in order to promote healthy lifestyles through exercise and diet. The university athletes spoke to the students about how they specifically stay healthy and…

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Lessons Learned

Lesson One – Tis The Season Every year, when the political climate is just right, I try to post one of my favorite videos regarding politics. There becomes a certain point during election time where a person can get very overwhelmed with the rhetoric and the pandering that goes on…it’s enough to drive you crazy….

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