What do Alaskans, Thais and Dominicans have in common?

Friends have all things in common.
– Plato
What do Dominican 4th grade students have in common with 4th grade students in Kodiak, Alaska?
It isn’t a joke, its a question and good one too.  We will be investigating this throughout the year as we add friends in Kodiak to our blogpals.
From Bangkok to Kodiak and back to Santo Domingo the opportunities that blogging makes available to our students are truly endless.  Our four fourth grade teachers are lucky to be teamed up with BlogSuperStar Kim Cofino and some fantastic new teachers in Alaska – all of us are pushing our comfort zones and growing because of it!
– more on this next week- after some soul cleansing (read:kitesurfing) this weekend

Art & Sports in Education…

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite — getting something down.
– Julia Cameron

These two posts were so good i wanted you to take a look at them. I am thankful that my education was enriched by both art and sport. I value the fact that i work in a school that recognizes the need for both.

from Dennis Harter at ISB: