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Spring Photo Challenge for my students

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring! The teachers at my school are challenging our school families on the school  FB page each day to connect. I personally challenged the kids to take photographs that express SPRING. The parents will upload in the comments of my video to share on Facebook. I used the app Clips on my iPad Pro to create the video challenge.  After all of the rain we have had, the sun came out and  I went on a nature walk today and took some photos, edited and used Pic Collage,  a free app to make my SPRING photo. It was refreshing to see so many families out at lunch time!
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