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Bickering Is An Essential Part Of Play

Bickering Is An Essential Part Of Play

One of the things Seattle's teachers won in their 2015 strike was a commitment from the school district that elementary school students would receive a minimum of 30 minutes of recess per day. In fairness, some schools were already providing more than that, but there were several, apparently, that were limiting their youngest students to a meager 15 minutes. It's actually disheartening to this play-based educator to learn that a half hour is considered a victory. The ostensible reason for such pathetically restricted recess is that longer recesses cut into that all-important "classroom time," but I also heard that some administrators favor...

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‘Soviet Visuals’: 120 Photos That Show What Life Was Like In The USSR

‘Soviet Visuals’: 120 Photos That Show What Life Was Like In The USSR

There’s nothing like a bit of contrast and historical perspective to make you reevaluate what's going on in the world now. Many people, especially those living in the West, still have very little understanding of what everyday life was like behind the Iron Curtain. That’s where the ‘Soviet Visuals’ social media project comes in. It collects and shares historical photos, propaganda posters, illustrations, and architectural images from the USSR in order to give people a better understanding of the Soviet and post-Soviet eras.If you’re fans of history and old-timey photography, dear Pandas, then this is the article for you. Remember...

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Valensteins | Book Activities and Craftivity

Valensteins | Book Activities and Craftivity

 VALENSTEINSIn Valensteins by Ethan Long, Fran had something important on his mind. He was busy working on a project, and his friends were left wondering what Fran was up to.Fran is very secretive about his craft. The friends make some guesses, until one realizes that it is almost Valentine's Day. Could Fran be in LOVE? They proceed to be grossed out...Poor Fran has had enough. He heads outside to get some fresh air, and there meets with his Valentine. Fran is happy and in love, but his friends remain perplexed at all this yucky love business. Your students will love...

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Tie-Dye Popsicle Stick Wreath

Tie-Dye Popsicle Stick Wreath

Let your kids turn your home into the coolest house on the block with this bright Tie-Dye Popsicle Stick Wreath. This DIY wreath lets your kids have fun tie-dying popsicle sticks with watercolors and then lets them transform your front door into a colorful wonderland. This free kids' craft is made with budget-friendly materials and is a fun art project that kindergarten and elementary kids will love making. This popsicle stick craft is a great DIY gift idea for Nana and makes a lovely end-of-year present for teachers. Your kids will love creating groovy tie-dye patterns with this perfect summer...

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Summer Crab Math Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten

Summer Crab Math Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten

These super cute crab themed summer math worksheets are a great way for children to learn, practice and review essential math skills! These free math worksheets allow preschool pre-k, and kindergarten age students to learn to recognise and write numbers, shapes and fractions. Simply print preschool math worksheets and you are ready for yoru summer theme or ocean […] The post Summer Crab Math Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten appeared first on 123 Homeschool 4 Me.

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