Have you ever walked into an elementary classroom and thought you were in the Christmas display window of F.A.O. Schwartz toy store? The teacher is, putting it mildly, creative and talented at making materials. Many of us are not this gifted, yet want to generate supplementary materials of the teacher-made variety for our own students. This is a good reason for becoming involved in designing and producing materials. A secon and even more practical reason is to help solve a real problem: the classroom is deficient in materials and there is little or no financial support available. What would you do in a similar situation?
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