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Learning "Outside of the Box"

August 2005

The gray world outside the oversized windows held a mound of grass supporting three fifty year old oak trees with leaves that rustled and fell one by one . Inside, a world made of crayons and construction paper covered the colors of the spectrum. Storybooks, holiday themes, paste and children giggling with delight. A matronly women enticed us to count with abacuses made of red, blue and yellow beads. This stimulated world would always give way to the natural wind and rain of the enormous gray clouds that would dance across those windows. I learned to count by falling leaves.


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