Seeing like Birds

One day a bird crashed right into our big window.  I have several bird feeders and 12 binoculars right in front of the window so the kids can watch up close anytime. The kids ran outside to see the little bird lying, still alive, but out of its senses on the ground.  Everyone was talking … Continue reading Seeing like Birds

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Building Creativity & The Importance of Play: A Catapult’s Birthday & The Gold Rush Revisited

Here are two quick stories about how play and imagination can be so instrumental in the learning process. 1. The Catapult's Birthday The other day my students were making catapults out of junk in the back of the classroom for an engineering project.  I noticed the first thing one of the groups did was, not … Continue reading Building Creativity & The Importance of Play: A Catapult’s Birthday & The Gold Rush Revisited