Date: March2020

Taking the Common Core standards outside.

Doing Outdoor Ed (and Everything Else) Indoors

Doing Outdoor Ed (and Everything Else) Indoors

When this whole Coronavirus thing was just getting started our schools closed early. I had to run to the pharmacy where I encountered a bit of foreshadowing on how this quarantine business was going to play out. A family stood in the checkout line, kids clutching drug store toys. Everyone had dyed his or her […]

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Empty grocery stores? Try WWI strategies

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Empty grocery stores? Try WWI strategies

This past weekend, my daughter and I emerged from quarantine to take our daily hike, this time to the neighborhood market two miles away to buy ingredients we couldn’t find at our regular grocery store: rice and white flour. On the walk home, my daughter recalled a victory garden/wartime rationing display we saw last summer. […]

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Opportunity Roundup

Opportunity Roundup

This past Monday I heard about another teacher whose band played in downtown Sacramento over the weekend. Then our school psychologist mentioned he was heading out to sign books (his own) at a pop-up bookstore one of our school counselors had created with his wife.  Me? I was sleepily plodding through my Monday after staying […]

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