One-Armed Golfer

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We love seeing videos of children doing incredible things, and this kid is no exception! Due to some issues at birth, Tommy was born with only one arm. However, that never stopped him from chasing his passions! Only 3 years old, Tommy is a better golfer than most two-armed adults! Take a moment to watch this [...]

School Spirit Celebration

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  Thank you so much to Gretchen from Three Little Monkeys Studio for providing us with this wonderful blog! It’s back to school time! And, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a fun school spirit party filled with yummy treats, toys and good friends! My girls are obsessed with cheerleading and my son [...]

Family Game Night

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Has it been awhile since you and your family have sat down and enjoyed an evening together? It can be tough to schedule an entire night for the family to spend time together, but these times are extremely important. One of the best ways for families to bond together is to have a family game [...]

Brain Breaks

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Let’s face it; focusing can be hard. Paying attention to one thing for a long period of time is a challenge, no matter who you are. Trying to get 20 students to focus on a lecture in your classroom can be one of the hardest things about teaching. When your students just can’t pay attention [...]

Teacher Profile: Andrew Maurin

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Recess Blog: Tell us a little about yourself. Andrew Maurin: My name is Andrew T. Maurin and I teach 3rd grade at Elm Grove Elementary in Independence, Missouri. I’ve been teaching here for 3 years, but 10 years total. RB: What was your main motivation for becoming a teacher? AM: The biggest reason I got [...]

Tips to Encourage Reading

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Reading is great for kids. Groundbreaking advice, right? Not exactly. We know reading is great for kids (and adults too). The question has never been, “should my kid read?” No, the question is actually, “how can I get my kid to read, and love it?” Growing a passion for reading is something that takes a [...]