Thanks for your encouragement, Mitch! One thing I've observed in my visits to classrooms lately, is that science seems to be missing. I rarely see plants and animals in classrooms. Also missing are rock and shell collections and areas of a classroom that are just for messing around with science, like a magnets station or a table full of equipment for making simple machines. It's sad teachers are so oriented toward standardized tests, they deprive students of the hands-on experiences and rich conversations that would actually improve test scores. Ironic, isn't it?
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