I love when my kids’ teachers give my children an experience that will stick with them. For the past few weeks, my son’s first grade class has been incubating chicken eggs. As they were doing this, his teacher taught the students probability, temperature, the parts of the egg, and much more. My son loved the whole unit because the learning was connected to his real world. Also this year, in the same class, the students became penguins for a day; they created their own town and held jobs buying and selling goods; and had many other adventures “traveling” and exploring through their imagination facilitated by their amazing teacher. I am a teacher myself and I know what has to be done to create and execute such rich experiences for the kids. You can’t find lessons like these in a textbook…So thank you, Mrs. Brickley, for all your hard work and for making my son LOVE school. Here he is with my daughter, who also has a fabulous teacher! They are here with our guest for the evening–one of the baby chicks!!!