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As an outdoor classroom teacher, Megan teaches students skills that are accessible for family life. From making stepping stones to building a backyard playground your kids will actually play in to conquering kid clutter, there is much to learn here!
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Fun Math Games & Gift Guide

Playing math games encourages strategic thinking, flexible problem solving and computational fluency. Teachers depend on game play in classrooms to provide opportunities for repetitive practice

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Camping With Kids

Camping with kids is a test of a marriage. There is a ridiculous amount of planning, packing and set up required to keep everyone comfortable

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Fall is a great time in the garden with kids! The weather is much more comfortable and there is just so much to harvest! Fall gardening with kids means cleaning

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