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November 28, 2013 The Price Is Right By Allie Magnuson
Grades PreK–K

    My "Giving Tree" lesson for Thanksgiving was a rousing success with my students. They're still finding things to give each other, even outside of school. Now that I'm reassured of their spirit of giving and their attitude of gratitude, I thought I'd turn my attention to something that I, myself, am thankful for.

    I teach at an outdoor school, meaning there are no indoor hallways connecting the classrooms — the sidewalks function as our hallways. This can be a challenge, so I came up with a plan to help my kindergartners move about safely. I went to Lowe's for materials and it turned into a very frugal and worthwhile trip. Check it out:



    Reflector tape for sidewalk lanes: $2.98



    Color-coded mini reflectors for classroom doors: $1.96



    Double-sided reflective markers for traffic control: .62


    Helping kids navigate their school without problems: PRICELESS

    There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's a bargain. I'm thankful for both.

    Friends, family, colleagues, students, and parents . . . as always, I'm thankful for you. And you, too, readers!






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