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CORE LEARNING

Broadalbin-Perth fourth-graders learn through shopping

Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School has adopted the new educational concept of Common Core State Standards. Here fourth-graders Callan Zanella and Anastasia Rivera check prices in the class grocery store in Dianne Magliocca's room on Friday afternoon. The store teaches hands-on lessons in reading and mathematics skills.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School has adopted the new educational concept of Common Core State Standards. Here fourth-graders Callan Zanella and Anastasia Rivera check prices in the class grocery store in Dianne Magliocca's room on Friday afternoon. The store teaches hands-on lessons in reading and mathematics skills.
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A trip to a grocery store for most adults is a routine experience. For a 9- or 10-year-old, the same trip can be frightening, even overwhelming. There are a myriad of decisions to make involving math, reading and comprehension. In short, a grocery store is a perfect place to teach a lesson that incorporates the new Common Core State Standards. Enter Dianne Magliocca, a fourth-grade teacher at the Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School. Magliocca, a third-year teacher ...

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