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Motherlode Blog: It’s the Time You Spend on an Elementary School That Makes It Special (and Hard to Leave)
What started as a relationship due to proximity evolved, at some point, into genuine affection for a school, a group of children and parents, and an entire small world that my daughter’s graduation means we’ll all leave behind.
I served as my daughter’s sole caregiver long enough to know that I was ready for it to be over. Realizing that I felt that way was one of the best things about my paternity leave.
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
In honor of the holiday, we’ll be off on Monday, May 26, but here are a few resources for teaching and learning about Memorial Day, as well as information about the next few weeks on our blog.
Brian Page, a teacher in Ohio, took students in his personal finance and economics class out into the real world for lessons on high-cost lending.
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Young Iranians Arrested for Being Too ‘Happy in Tehran’
How do you think these arrests will affect young Iranians’ desire to express themselves freely in public and online?
The police said on Thursday that they were taking legal action to obtain all transcripts and recordings of interviews with paramilitary members who took part in an oral history project.
Four quick activities, along with links to Times articles going back to 1901, as well as interactive graphics, videos, lesson plans and more.
A different kind of summer reading: books and project links to inspire children to head outside and make, do and create.
“Letter to Brooks: Spring Garden” by Major Jackson and the article “What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows” by John Tierney appear in this Poetry Pairing.
The New York Times has just developed a new cooking site through which you can search 15,000+ recipes and watch “learn to cook” videos. What would you most like to learn to make? Why?
Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, told the graduates that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, did not let setbacks during the financial crisis deter his effort to revive the economy.
In this lesson, students explore the concept of fair division by researching and demonstrating the basic techniques in this modern field.