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  • History Comes Alive in 3rd Grade

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  • What Floats Your Boat?

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  • AIG Takes on the Barrier Island

    Some of our AIG students learned all about the ecology of the salt marsh on their recent field trip.

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  • Fourth Grade Reading Celebration

    Our 4th graders celebrated their Social Issues reading unit by having a Festival of the Soap! Students have been listening to the read aloud, Becoming Naomi Leon, and discussing it in reader’s workshop.

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  • Students Share Their Mexican Heritage

    Fourth grade has had the opportunity to read books about different cultures. We have read books about Germany, Denmark, and even Mexico!

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  • Porter Ridge at the International Festival

    Porter Ridge Elementary School was part of the Porter Ridge Cluster Schools International Festival that demonstrates student learning of global themes in the curriculum across the Elementary, Middle, and High School. Porter Ridge Elementary School students, parents, and teachers took part in International Festival at Poplin Elementary School on Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

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  • News from Norway

    This year Mrs. Abee’s Kindergarten Class learned about the country of Norway.

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  • A Trip to Ireland

    Our of our Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Kelsey Harwood, got an amazing opportunity to travel to Ireland this past summer.

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  • Halloween Around the World

    Third graders have been working hard researching how various countries and cultures around the world celebrate Halloween. Students used Social Studies Weekly to research the traditions.

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  • From Indian Trail to Madrid!

    This year our kindergarten classes at Porter Ridge have had a special opportunity to partner with a classroom across the world!

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  • Languages are All Around Us!

    What started as a simple “Fun Fact Find” for World Languages Week late March turned into a hall bulletin board about languages in the world. Students used the website www.factmonster.com to find facts about languages in general.

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  • Education in Other Countries

    Is the school year the same in other places? What grades are given in other schools in other countries? Can the students wear what they want to schools in other countries or do they have a dress code? These are some of the questions 4th Grade ESL students discussed as they talked about International Education Week in November.

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  • First Grade Winter Workshop

    During the month of December, the first graders learned about four different countries. The students learned about the holiday traditions and customs in Scotland, England, France, and Spain.

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  • Flat Stanley Takes an Adventure

    Porter Ridge First Graders had the opportunity to read about Flat Stanley and how he became so flat.

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  • Pirates Reach Out to the Community

    In Readers Workshop, fourth grade students are working on a reading unit on social issues. The fourth graders have learned that social issues are problems that affect a large number of people within a society (or even the world).

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  • Fourth Grade Pirates Visit Kure Beach

    Our fourth grade students recently took a field trip to Kure Beach, North Carolina, where they had a chance to visit Fort Fisher and the North Carolina Aquarium. The students had a great time expanding their knowledge of both science and social studies topics they are learning about this year.

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  • Pirates Give a Helping Hand

    Porter Ridge Elementary students have participated in Students Rebuild Healing Classrooms Challenge!

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  • Pirates Helping Others

    Last month, under the leadership of Mrs. Amanda Furr and our first grade team, our students collected school supplies for students affected by Hurricane Matthew. Mrs. Furr collaborated with Mrs. Amanda Greene, our new AIG teacher, who had recently moved from the hurricane affected area and had personal connections in the area.

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  • First Grade Students Recognize Patriot Day and Heroes Week

    Patriot Day is recognized as the the official day of remembrance for the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Many brave men and women risked their lives to help the victims. To expand on the importance of Patriot Day, our first grade students participated in Heroes Week.

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  • Porter Ridge Kindergarten Skypes with Class in Egypt

    This year our kindergarten classes at Porter Ridge have had a special opportunity to partner with a classroom across the world! We have developed a friendship with a 1st grade class in Cairo, Egypt

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