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My name is Mary Peterson. I have over 35 years of experience as an elementary school teacher, professional development leader and creator of practical teaching resources to help teachers create joyful and successful classrooms. I have been a national

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Latest Blog Posts
  • Aug 04,19

    Getting-Acquainted Classroom Games

    A perfect way to begin the school year is to play some active and fun getting-acquainted games. Here are some of my favorites: Snowball Partners – Get enough sheets of plain white paper for each student. ...

  • May 05,19

    Fun and Educational Indoor Games for the Whole Class

    My students and I absolutely love games! Games are so engaging and are a very effective way to enhance learning. Here are three of my favorite whole class games that may be played for any subject or grade level ...

  • Feb 01,19

    Four Important Reasons Why Students Should Play Games at School

    “Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” Diane Ackerman There are so many benefits for playing games in the classroom. Students can practice important skills by playing an educational g ...