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Learning's A Snap When You’ve Got The Blues

kpbsThe first graders in Jon Schwartz’s class at Garrison Elementary in Oceanside are working on developing the same language skills as their peers in any other class. On this Tuesday they’re rotating between stations where they’re working on spelling, reading and writing exercises.

What makes their class different is the theme that runs through all of the work.

Students at the spelling station are working on works like singing, saxophone and practice.

Another group practicing reading out loud is working with song lyrics.

“I’m writing a story about the blues band,” says Arely Sarabia, who is sitting at a table where students are starting with the writing prompt “One thing I like about the blues band is …”