Risk it all for the sake of Geography and History Education

Remember when your parents tried to sneak vegetables onto your plate and thought you wouldn’t notice? Just as you wouldn’t eat those vegetables because they were ‘good for you,’ students won’t learn ‘because they have to,’ especially difficult subjects such as geography. I’ve never had a strong grasp on geography, which is apparent when I [...]

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Bean Bags and Tic-Tac-Toe – Take Me Back Tuesday remembers the Toss Across

As a toddler, there was nothing I loved more than playing Tic-Tac-Toe on my refrigerator with those boring yellow magnetic X’s and O’s; after all, when you play by yourself, you’re always the winner. In spite of my one-sided victories, my interest in Tic-Tac-Toe became an obsession (especially when I was victorious against other people) [...]

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Colorful Beads, Giant Rubber Bands, and a Mega Meatball – A World Record Trilogy

When I was eight, I swore that one day I would break a world record and be showered with eternal glory (ah, the certainty of youth)! However, while I’m still searching for that elusive World Record title, the eastern United States is bursting with record breaking hijinks!   All good things come in three’s (or [...]

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Three Cheers for Thanksgiving Part 2 – Getting Ready for Both Food and Fun

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s the season of family, of food, and of football, and not necessarily in that order, what with three anticipated NFL games scheduled for the infamous turkey day. But, this year, instead of parting ways when the table’s been cleared, why not beat boredom and fight fatigue with an [...]

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Look Ma! No Feet! – A Plasma Car Ride-On Staff Review

I remember in grade school when we used to play with homemade “scooters,” which were nothing more than a piece of wood with four wheels attached. We would use them to slide across the floor on our stomachs, play tag, and bump into each other (it was always my favorite way to spend gym class). [...]

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Calico Critters Have Remodeled! – A New Website with an Awesome Attitude

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! Calico Critters have re-launched their website, www.calicocritters.com, to bring Calico lovers together in a Cloverleaf Corners like you’ve never seen it before. An interactive experience built to showcase your child’s favorite Calico Critter families, play sets, and homes, the Calico Critters website invites you to take a stroll through [...]

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