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Games are Global

I am currently spending an amazing summer break with my family in Europe – Spain and France.  As always when a teacher travels, I find myself constantly collecting ideas and stories to bring back to my classroom.  I was delighted to fall upon this lovely scene early in our trip, in Bilbao, Spain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc2Lj4vChgA&feature=youtu.be For […]

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Playground Debates

My family is on a grand adventure this summer, and yesterday we arrived in Bilbao, Spain.  We wandered the city for less than an hour before happening upon two public playgrounds.  The first was just a couple of swings, but the second….  This playground was amazing.  The photo just captures a small portion of it, […]

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Chance Meetings

Do you ever feel a bit like a celebrity?  Being a kindergarten teacher is a very special role.  That FIRST teacher (at least at “big kid school”) seems to hold a special sort of mystique.  Where a high schooler might be embarrassed or hide if they ran into a teacher in public, to a kindergartner, […]

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Games Galore!

Something got me really fired up about board games again this week.  I made the realization sometime last year that I should stop buying “educational” board games, and stick with tried and true best sellers.  I started looking at traditional favorites in a whole new light, and discovered the multitude of educational opportunities in many […]

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