Date: July2019

Taking the Common Core standards outside.

Victory Gardens: Teaching History Outside

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Victory Gardens: Teaching History Outside

Years ago, when my school gardeners needed a theme, my mom introduced me to “victory gardens,” community or family gardens grown during WWI and WWII to increase food production. Much of the commercially processed food needed to be shipped overseas to military personnel fighting those wars and to European civilians going hungry. People here at […]

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Summer Reading Lists for Teachers on Vacation

Summer Reading Lists for Teachers on Vacation

By now most teachers are in the midst of their summer vacations, getting doctor’s appointments done, taking family vacations, and catching up on their summer reading. Over the past few months, I have attended several professional development workshops, participated in a writing conference, and volunteered at a Scholastic Books warehouse sale, collecting book recommendations along […]

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