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Blog Posts

Taking Our Learning Outside

First published in Home and Classroom magazine, Vol. 5, 2021 Written by Debbie Markland, December 2020 I love the outdoors.   My own children, now ages

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Age 4+

9 Fun & Simple Games

These fun and simple games will have your kids moving and having fun!  Collect some things from around your house and get ready to play! 

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Blog Posts

Let’s Talk about Skin Color

This article was originally published in Home and Classroom magazine, published by Brightside Up. By Debbie Markland In 2018, in Shann Acevedo and Molly Collier’s

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Age 3+

Subitizing- What is it?

Written by Debbie Markland I taught in an elementary school for two years, in a middle school for five, and in preschool for another 7, but

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Age 2+

Puzzles!

Written by Debbie Markland                                           

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Age 2+

Geocaching Family Fun

Written by Debbie Markland, May 17, 2020 Shortly before our stay-at-home order started, my daughter, age 17, came home from school one day and asked

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Age 2+

Let them climb!

Written by Debbie Markland, April 16, 2020 “Look, Mrs. Debbie, do you know how I got up this high?” “That’s amazing, please tell me.” “Mrs.

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Age 4+

Mystery Word

Written by Debbie Markland, July 14, 2019 In early spring, my colleague told me about how she had been playing a preschool version of hangman

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