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SMASH helped by SMASH and then get permission from the children’s parents. “One of the positives of having a small school is that we are close within the staff. Teachers can communicate what each child needs. Every kid has a different reason for needing SMASH, so we want to make sure we are meeting every kid’s needs,” Bullock says. Kindergarten teacher Clemens says that as the school year progresses, she gets feedback from teachers that helps her tailor instructions to the current needs of the child. “Teachers will tell me, ‘this is more important or they need extra practice with this specific skill.’”

Teacher Kathy Regan Bullock adds that SMASH classes are not all hard work and study. A science, technology, engineering

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November 2017 ttimes web magazine  
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Tidewater Times November 2017