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Random act of kindness: Spreading joy in the classroom

When I was a teenager, I remember going into town with my mom right around Valentine’s Day. There were some construction workers near the main intersection. As we ran our errands, my mom decided to buy a bag candy. As we came back through that intersection, she handed me the bag of candy and made me get out of the car to go give candy to the workers and wish them a good day. . . .

National Bird Feeder Month: Hands-on learning and fun flock together

During a recent visit to a school in McQueeny, Texas, I noticed
bird feeders in the courtyard and attached to classroom
windows. This prompted me to reflect back to childhood, on
the time I spent watching birds from my parents’ deck and my grandparents’ backyard. I could spend hours watching the
birds flitting and fleeting between the feeders and their perches
in the trees; watching them brought me such joy.
 . . .

Inventors Day: Ways to appreciate, learn, and invent

Inventors are the coolest. Sometimes they are
elevated to celebrity status and other times they’re
hidden figures in history. Either way, for many,
their impact is enduring. February 11 was designated
as a day to recognize
the new products, processes, and
procedures inventors have contributed to our world.
So, let’s celebrate the act of inventing and inventors!
 . . .

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