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Fab Friday


Three Fridays each year, Freeport (Maine) Middle School closes its textbooks and opens its doors to a different kind of learning. Students and teachers share exciting "Fab Friday" hobbies and activities and in the process learn to see one another in a whole new light.

In its current form, Fab Friday might take students to an art museum, to the kitchen for baking bread, or out on the slopes for snow tubing. Students can choose two half-day activities or one full-day event. Physical activities such as biking, bowling, and tubing are among the most popular. "These are opportunities for kids and teachers to interact outside their cerebral hemispheres," principal Chris Toy told Education World.

But Fab Friday is more than just fun and games. To learn more about this special event -- and to view Chris Toy's tips for activity day success and a sample listing of Fab Friday activities -- explore the Education World article Fab Friday: Fun and Games That Make a Difference.