A Day for Complete Sentences

Today is Speak in Complete Sentences Day. (Honestly, my teacher friends, I can’t make this stuff up.) I don’t know who came up with this holiday, but it makes it sound like the remaining 364 days can be spent grunting monosyllables. Of course to teachers, every day is Speak in Complete Sentences Day! And that’s why…

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Burgers and Salads

Did you know that May is both National Burger Month and National Salad Month? It seems like a bit of a conflict to me. Although I enjoy both of them, they’re pretty much on opposite sides of the healthy food spectrum. Fortunately, you can celebrate both of these fabulous foods with neat and engaging activities…

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About Those Fidget Spinners

Helpful or harmful? Toy or tool? Are these ball-bearing devices truly an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and autism? Or are they low-cost toys designed to drive teachers insane? Promotions for fidget spinners tout increased concentration for individuals with anxiety, autism, and ADHD. One marketing campaign suggests that a spinner may also “bring…

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