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First Graders are Learning in POD Time

Ms. Aker, a Tutor at South Smithfield Elementary bought the book, "I am Jane Goodall" for each 1st grade student in her POD.  They read the book together and discussed how Goodall spent much of her life with chimpanzees in Africa studying them and naming them. The students worked in partners or individually to research chimpanzees with books from our media center and some from the public library.  Through their reserach, they came up with six interesting facts to share. Each child presented their facts during POD time.