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Economical Activities and Supplies for Teachers

Not only am I a fourth grade teacher at Lomita Park Elementary School in Millbrae, I also frequently train other adults to be more effective and creative Cub Scout leaders. I present ideas monthly when I facilitate the District Round Table meetings where Cub Scout leaders come together to share ideas. This is my fourth year as part of the Western Region National Camping School staff where leaders are trained as Cub Scout Day Camp Directors, Program Directors and Staff Advisors. I can’t begin to count how many times RAFT has been the perfect answer to whatever I was facing.

As an elementary teacher, I regularly use RAFT kits as part of my science program. Many of the kits are just what the kids need to bring a concept to life. For example, our science text book includes an Investigation where groups of students build an electric circuit using a D-battery and a relatively expensive flash light battery. My first year at fourth grade, I didn’t have very many of the supplies needed for this…