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Using Painted Jenga Blocks for A Fun Vocabulary Game

Amazon is my go-to app for just about everything online shopping! I mean, I’ve even ordered groceries using Amazon Pantry and it’s amazing, speedy and super convenient.  One of the things I absolutely love about Amazon is their Amazon Prime Service. Seriously, if you are not a Prime member, you are missing out on next-day shipping and for me, it’s soooo worth it!

Let me tell you about a fun vocabulary game using colored wooden blocks I ordered from Amazon called Lewo Tumbling Tower.  As Marzano says,


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Hi Jen!

I have followed you for a long time and have always been inspired by your work.

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