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Author Kelly Starling Lyons Visits Todd Elementary School

When Black children’s author Kelly Starling Lyons was a child, she did not see many books portraying children who looked like her, so when she became an author years later, she decided to write about Black children.

She shared her mantra of celebrating everyone’s culture when she visited Todd Elementary School’s kindergarteners and first graders recently.

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First Graders Build Houses Made of Sticks, Straws and Bricks

Every STEAM class at Todd Elementary School begins with a read-aloud on the rug.

STEAM teacher Mindy Conciatori, who is filling in for Amira Lahlouh this year while she is on maternity leave, considers herself a literature-based teacher and keeps a stack of books in the classroom for each lesson.

Recently, first graders in Alyson Tully and Kim Andrews’ class had a lesson based on the story “The Three Little Pigs.”

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