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Days Gone By In Staunton


April 20, 2022

Thursday, March 1, 1990 -- reading class puts penguins on parade -- What began as simply reading a book turned out to be a highly integrated learning project for students in Gayle Fellin's Chapter I reading class.

Fellin, her 42 first through fifth grade students, and many helpers turned their classroom into a delightful display of information about penguins and their habitat.

"It all started with reading 'Mr. Popper's Penguins,'" Fellin said. Then the project snowballed. She had seen an igloo made with gallon plastic jugs by someone in the Illinois Reading Council. The class and friends be...

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