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Archive for July, 2014

“Real Life” Vs. Technology!

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Saturday was our annual cookout. Fun, food, family, and friends! Good times.:)

As I was walking past the group on the deck, I noticed they were passing around a tablet.

When I asked what they were doing they replied that they were playing Scrabble.

I pointed to the table below, and yelled, “There’s a “real life” Scrabble game sitting on that table!”

They ignored me and continued to pass the tablet.

My 23 year old felt the need to remind me that this was 2014.READ MORE…

Kids on the Way to the Park: Is Joy Stifled in School?

 

There is a playground in my development.

kids in park

 

During the summer, I have the pleasure of listening to children as they travel to the playground.

 

The excitement can’t be contained, talking, laughing, running!

 

“Come back!” “Don’t go too far!” “Wait!”, parents trying to contain them, understandably, not wanting them to go too far ahead.

 

The pure, unadulterated joy of going to the playground, of knowing what is a few feet ahead. The jungle gym, swings, seesaw, grass to run in! READ MORE…

Loving Classroom Tools That Start Free, and Stay Free! We Appreciate You!

free stuff for classrooms

It is common knowledge that teaching is one of the hardest professions. We  make very little money, and yet , we have a high level of “out-of-pocket” expenses.  That’s why I (and probably every teacher I know), love it when someone comes out with a Fun Resource that Entertains and Engages,(FREE) ! Get it?

However, what irks, and disappoints  me the most,  are the companies who provide you with a free tool when they first enter the market.   They reel you in, and you use their products for an entire school year, loving every minute of it.  You get to the “How could I teach without this? point”, and then BAM! They want you to pay!

 

Isn’t there another way? Couldn’t they be a little less expensive? READ MORE

 

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